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Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Joeys first TT win

Joeys first TT win
When Joey Dunlop was looking for tyres for his Seeley Yamaha in 1977, he found it difficult to get any at the right price

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Mike the Bikes Dad

Mike the Bikes Dad
In the 1930s, Stan Hailwoodwas an accomplished motor racer. This shot shows him at the 1933 Tourist Tropy, racing his MG Midget whch had been prepared for him by the factory

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Local hero

Local hero
Laxey rsident Roger Hurst could have won the 1988 600 Production TT, but for a slow pit stop and what the Radio TT commentator called gentlemanly riding on the last lap

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Tom Arters Wheelbarrow Matchless

Tom Arters Wheelbarrow Matchless
Peter Williams bounds down Bray Hill in the 1973 Senior TT. He comapigned the Arter Bros G50 for many year, but won his only TT in the 1973 Formula 750 race on the John Player Norton

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Armoy Armada

The Armoy Armada
Joey Dunlop, Jim Dunlop, Mervyn Robinson, Frank Kennedy

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A true Lightweight

A true Lightweight
In 1954 the Spanish Montesa team rode these 125cc Sprint models in their first TT. We are not sure who the beefy lifter is: Murray Walker is behind his left elbow, next to him is Cyril Quantrill

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Close encounters of the three-wheel kind

Close encounters of the three-wheel kind
Double TT 2010 TT winners Klaus Klaffenbock/Dan Sayle (5) Stuffs it up the inside" of Tim Reeves/Dipash Chauhan as they enter Parliament Square in the Sidecar A race

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Race of the Century - Steve Hislop

The Race of the Century - Steve Hislop
Despite having to change the rear tyre, where his arch-rival Carl Fogarty only refuelled, Steve Hislop (Abus Norton) regained the lead after six nail-biting laps to claim the 1992 Senior TT

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Eight non-stop laps

Eight non-stop laps
Forget your four-lap dashes. In 1957, 41-year old Arthur Wheeler rode the eight-lap Senior TT non-stop on the 500 Guzzi single

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The first Southern 100 winner

The first Southern 100 winner
Barely a mile from his Castletown home, Derek Ennett (AJS) won the first ever race at the Southern 100 in 1955. The 4, 25-mile Bolown circuit has remained exactly the same to this day

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Bob Geesons REG

Bob Geesons REG
Foremost in British racing specisls post-war was the REG. Designed, built and originally raced by Bob Geeson, it won many short-circuit races in the 1950s and 1960s, ridden by John Surtees

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Pankhurst Special

The Pankhurst Special
We can find no information about the Pankhurst Special, ridden in 1951 and 1952 by Robert Holton. This spindly machine uses an Albion gearbox and, we assme by the huge cover

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Its gonna be all-action in a few seconds time

Its gonna be all-action in a few seconds time
The first 16 runers are already at Ballacraine as Hilary Iremonger-Watts waits for the signal to kick his T100 into action in the 1947 Senior Clubmans. Hilary, riding for the X.H.G

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Halec Morgan

The Halec Morgan
Cyril Hale powers the Halec Morgan round Oulton Park in theunaugural motorcycle meeting at this poular Cheshire race circuit

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Roberts first island win

Roberts first island win
Robert Dunlop makes for a swift exit from the pits on his way towinning the 1983 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers race

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A massed-start practice experiment

A massed-start practice experiment
In 1970, they experimented wit setting 10 riders off togerher for practice. Barely two miles in, at Snugborough, there was a mutliple pile-up. The experiment was never repeated

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The girls that broke the mould

The girls that broke the mould
After 66 years of male-only riders, the Manx Motorcycle Club allowed ladies to join in the fun! The first three to take up the challenge in 1989 were Gloria Clark, Hilary Muson and Liz Skinner

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Not enough steering lock

Not enough steering lock
John Findlay slides to earth at Quarter Bridge in the 1966 Senior Manx Grand Prix. The reason; just take a look at that rear suspension unit! John went on to score a Junior/Senior MGP double in 1968

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A Continental Circus Driver

A Continental Circus Driver
South African Paddy Driver was a regular at Grand Prix during the mid 60s, riding for Tom Kirby. By his side at the weigh-in for the 1963 Senior TT is Geoff Monty, former rider and sponsor

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Alan Dudley Ward - Ecurie Skint

Alan Dudley Ward - Ecurie Skint
There appears to be some sucking of teeth as Alan Dudley Ward pilots his DW special around Thruxton in 1953. A well-respected tuner of Triumph

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Islands oldest motorcycle race winner

The Islands oldest motorcycle race winner
17 years after collecting his pension, Ted Fenwick won the 250 class of the 2010 Pre-TT Classic race on his Ducati. Ted first rode the TT as passenger to Alwyn Maltby in 1963

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Blink - and you ll miss the lights

Blink - and you ll miss the lights
Its full-on concentration at the countdown to blast-off at the Ramsey Sprint 2007

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A Bank Statement

A Bank Statement
I wonder if Karl-Heinz Plaschke and Waldemar Jager read their horiscope and it said: " You will receive a interest from a bank"

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Martin Bullock Racing

Martin Bullock Racing
he Martin Bullock Race Team

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Slippery when wet'

Slippery when wet"
We trust Jamie Whitham refers to a nasty slide at Quarer Bridge; not an unexpected rise in the birth-rate in Huddersfield! The London Rubber Co. sponsored the Suzuki team in 1989

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A long-lived Suzuki T500

A long-lived Suzuki T500
Tom Loughridge with his T500. " Betwen 1971 and 1978 I raced the bike in 20 TT races; Production, Senior, Formula 750, Formula One, 1000 Classic and the 1000 Jubilee

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: TT Memories - 1979 Senior TT

TT Memories - 1979 Senior TT
Memories of Mike Hailwoods fighting runner up to Alex Geotge in the 1979 Senior TT

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Mez'

Mez"
Phil Mellor started his racing days on RD 350/400s, before moving up to ride works Suzuki. 1984 he rode the Padgetts of Batley RD 250 LC to win the 250Production race

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Bob Simmons (Suzuki) The one and only Suzuki X7

Bob Simmons (Suzuki) The one and only Suzuki X7
Looking positive neolithic amongst the faired NS250, LC 250 and RG 250 models of the big three, Bob Simmons took his X7 to its only TT finish

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: A reluctant winner

A reluctant winner
After winning the 1975 Junior Manx Grand Prix, Wayne Dinham wanted toretur to the September races, but tradition decreed that winners moved on to the TT, Wayne did ride the Manx once more

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Chris Mehew - Guys tuner

Chris Mehew - Guys tuner
A Lincolnshire engine builder with a poven track record, Chris Mehew rode the TT in the 1970s. He was partnered in this Ducati in the 1975 10-lap Producyion TT by Eric Hayes

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: 1965 ISDT

1965 ISDT
Mick Andrews (A.J.S) sets off on the first day of the 1965 ISDT. A member of the British B Vase team, he later retired fro the trial on the third day when the rear hub broke up

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Yamahas first Sidecar TT winner

Yamahas first Sidecar TT winner
After years of BMW domination, Mac Hobson and Mick Burns gave Japan their first taste of Sidecar victory when they won the 1976 1000cc race on their Ham-Yam

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Roger Bowler

Roger Bowler (Triumph) in the 1968 Senior Manx Grand Prix. Roger rode a variety of machines on the Isand, from a moto-cross based Husqvarna to modern machines and classics

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Mixk Grant and the Jim Lee Commando

Mixk Grant and the Jim Lee Commando
In his early years, Mick rode Norton and Yamaha-powered Jim Lee Specials. In 1972 he retired from the Formula 750 race; the next year he was Kawasaki-mounted for Padgetts of Batey

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Hondas first TT win

Hondas first TT win
June 12, 1961. Mike Hailwood, Luigi Taveri and Tom Phillis relax in the winners enclosure after totally dominating the Ultra Lightweight race. Honda have won over 200 TT races since that June day

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Moto Guzzi camp

The Moto Guzzi camp
The Mandello mechanics work on their machines. The multiple, small-bore exhausts draped over the frame would suggest the machine in the foreground is the awesone V-8, ridden by Dickie Dale

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Development Davis

Development Davis
Ted Davis spent his working days as test rider and development engineer at Vincents. With a 500cc limit on the Sidecar TT, he rode this G45 Matchless and Canterbury sidecar in the 1954 Sidecar TT

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Right bike - wrong bike

Right bike - wrong bike
Albert Moule repares for another practice lap. One year, after refuelling himself in the Cadburys tent, he set off down Bray Hill again, to realise that he was astride someone elses Norton!

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Walter Schneider - world champion

Walter Schneider - world champion
That front wheel fairing must add a lot to the unsprung weight! Walter Schneider and Hans Strauss prepare for practice on their BMW outfit

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Multi-talented Mr Dow

The Multi-talented Mr Dow
Eddie Dow takes Parkfield on his way to winning the 1955 Senior Clubmans TT. His helmet bears the insignia of the British Army trials team

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Wooler

The Wooler
WWII Bomber Command hangers were still in place at Silverstone in 1954. Arnold Jones races a 500cc Wooler, a transverse flat-four, built in Middlesex. Silverstone was first used for racing in 1949

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: 1954 Silverstone Vintage Race

1954 Silverstone Vintage Race
Before the Vintage Motor Cycle Club started race meetings, the British Motorcycle Racing Club (BEMSEE) ran a Vintage race at their Silverstone Saturday meeting from 1950

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: The Clypse Course 1954 - 1959

The Clypse Course 1954 - 1959

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Geoff Duke

Geoff Duke
A selection of Geoff Duke shots

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Bob Macs first TT

Bob Macs first TT
The flag has dropped and Bob McIntyre (76) W R Smith (77) and Gerald Brown (78) kick their Gold Stars into life in the l952 Junior Clubman race

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Roland Pike - Godfather of the Goldie

Roland Pike - Godfather of the Goldie
After developing and rding the Pike Rudge both pre ad post war, Roland Pike joined BSA in 1952 and was given the task of developing the Gold Star. This is a 1952 Lightweight shot; he finished 13th

Background imageImages Dated 14th October 2019: Plug-chop time at Ballaugh

Plug-chop time at Ballaugh
Norton supremo Joe Craig reards the plug on Ray Amms kneeler Norton he tried for practice for the 1953 Junior TT. I wonder if the lad in the foreground got Rays autograph



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