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Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1924 Ultra Lightweight TT

1924 Ultra Lightweight TT
The first massed-start TT. The whole field is in view as they leave the start. The winner was Jock Porter (New Gerrard, 1)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: Kirk Michael Corner, 1909 Senior TT

Kirk Michael Corner, 1909 Senior TT
Oliver Godfrey (Rex) takes Kirk Michael corner on the St. Johns course. Godfrey finished fourth this year but won the 1911 Senior on an Indian

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1952 weigh-in capers

1952 weigh-in capers
Dane Sven Sorensen ride his unicycle - with optional and disconnevted front end - through the weigh-in area. Many tried - and failed - to ride the thing

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1967 Senior TT

1967 Senior TT
The 1967 Senior is often quoted as the race of the century Mike Hailwood and his ill-handling Honda 4 scrapped with Giacomo Agostini and his more nimble MV3 for five laps until Agos chain failed

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1967 Production TT

1967 Production TT
After a 4-year layoff, John Hartle (650 Triumph Bonneville) won the first 750cc Production TT

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1962 Sidecar TT

1962 Sidecar TT
All eyes on the starters flagL Max Deubel/Emil Horner (BMW, 4) and race-winner Chris Vincent/Eric Bliss (BSA, 3) anticipate the start

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1953 Junior Norton team

1953 Junior Norton team
Ray Amm lines the lowline kneeler with his fellow works riders. Left to right; Ken Kavanagh, Ray Amm, Jack Brett and John Surtees

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1939 Senior TT

1939 Senior TT
Walter Rusk poses with the supercharged v-4 AJS. Despite giving out 55 b.h.p. Rusk only finished 11th in the Senior race. He was later to lap the Ulster GP Clady circuit at over 100 mph

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1971 Senior TT

1971 Senior TT
Peter Williams (Arter Matchless) at Parliament Square, On the Arter G50, Peter finished runner-up to Agostini in the Senior TT four times

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1976 Formula Ywo TT

1976 Formula Ywo TT
Dutchman Jan Strijbis was the last racer of a Velocette in the TT races. Jan, also the last user of a pudding basin helmet is see at Glen Vine

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1966 Lightweight TT

1966 Lightweight TT
Third place in the 1966 Lightweight, behinnd the Honda-6s of Hailwood and Graham was Peter Inchley on the Viliers Special, basically a TSS Bultaco powered by a much-modified Satrmake engine

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1969 Production 250 TT

1969 Production 250 TT
Ducatis first TT winner. Entered by the British Formula Racing Club, Mike Rogers (Ducati Mach 1) rounds Parliament Square

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1953 1000cc Clubman TT

1953 1000cc Clubman TT
Part-time Laxey rsident Richard Madsen-Mygdal lays a black line from his Vincents rear wheel as he takes Quarter Bridge. Leading after the first lap

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1953 Lightweight TT

1953 Lightweight TT
Bob Geeson on Bray Hill with his home-designed and built ohc twin. In later years the REG was raced with success on short circuits by John Surtees and Derek Minter

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1950 Manx Cup

1950 Manx Cup
Norman Culpan was a renowned motor racer, finishing third in the 1949 Le Mans 24 hour race in his Frazer Nash. In 1928 he finished 28th in the Senior Manx Grand Prix on a Rudge; 20 years later

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1938 Lightweight TT

1938 Lightweight TT
1938 European Champion andf Lightweight TT winner Ewald Kluge at Windy Corner. The DKW was said to be the noisiest machine ever raced at the TT

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1930 Lightweight TT

1930 Lightweight TT
Only lying sixth on the first lap, Hawicks Jimmy Guthrie finished victorious on the 250cc AJS for the first of his six TT wins, the remaining five on works Nortons

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 14th International Empire Trophy Race

14th International Empire Trophy Race
Still committed as a works Norton rider, Geoff Duke had several drives for Aston Martin in 1952, including the British Empire Trophy race. Seen here at Parkfield Corner on the Willaston course

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: Charlie Dodson

Charlie Dodson was an accomplished competitor in the Island on two and four wheels. In addition to wins in the 1928 and 1929 Senior TTs, he finished second in the Mannin Moar car race in a MG Magnette

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1950 Lightweight Clubman TT

1950 Lightweight Clubman TT
Yes, the tank does say Panther! Not known for their sporting models since the 1920s Dunstable & DMCs Geoff Wakefield chose to race this Model 65

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1978 Senior TT

1978 Senior TT
American Pat Hennen (Suzuki) was rthe first rider to record a sub-20 minute lap, but crashed at Bishopscourt on his next lap

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1958 Senior TT

1958 Senior TT
John Hartle walks away from the smouldering wreck of his 500 MV faour after it caught fire at Governors Bridge at the end of lap four

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1968 Sidecar TT

1968 Sidecar TT
Klaus Enders/Ralf Englehardt (500 BMW) at Quarter Bridge. Leading for the first two laps, machine troubles dropped them to eight at the finish

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1971 Production TT

1971 Production TT
Ray Pickrell - wearing Percy Taits helmet as his was too damaged to race in - won the Production race on that most famous of Triumph triples - Slippery Sam

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1963 Senior TT

1963 Senior TT
Mike (Michelle) Duff (Arter Matchless. After a successful period racing Tom Arters AMC machines, Mike was picked to ride for Yamaha)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1954 Junior Norton team

1954 Junior Norton team
The Norton team for the 54 Junior; Jack Brett (23) featured just pannier tanks. Ray Amm (32) rode the fully-faired proboscis and Bob Keeler (85) rode an unfaired model

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1954 Sidecar TT

1954 Sidecar TT
Jacques Drion and Inge Stoll Laforge wait for the start. TheFrench/German combination fiished seventh in the Sidecar World Chamoionship that year

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1983 Formula Two TT

1983 Formula Two TT
Graeme McGregor (Harris Ducati) seen here at Creg ny Baa, finished runner up to Tony Rutter in the 1983 Formula Two race

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1978 Formula One TT

1978 Formula One TT
Ducatis finest TT hour. Mike Hailwood on the Sports Motorcycles prepared Ducati outraced and outlasted the Japanese works machines to win the 1978 Formula One TT

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1973 Production TT

1973 Production TT
Le Mans start action from the 1973 Production 750cc class. Riders featured include Dave Nixon, Triumph, 3) Dave Croxford (Norton, 7) Darryl Pendlebury (Norton, 16) and Ernie Pitt (Triumph, 27)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1982 Formula Two TT

1982 Formula Two TT
Four-times TT winner for Ducati. Tony Rutter (Sports Motorcycles Ducati) won a hat trick of F2 victories from 1981 to 1983, then won again the 1985 race

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1984 Formula Two TT

1984 Formula Two TT
Germanys Margot Lingen rodwe the TT one year. Ducati monted, she finished 28th in the F2 race. Seen at Parliament Squre

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1970 Lightweight TT

1970 Lightweight TT
Spaniard Santiago Herrero challenged the might of Yamaha and Benelli with the single-cylinder monocoque-framed Ossa single

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1970 250cc Production TT

1970 250cc Production TT
For the second year running Ducati won the 250cc Production TT when young Chas Mortimer took victory on the Vic Camp entered Mach 1

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: A barrel in a bucket

A barrel in a bucket
All through practice for the 1969 Ultra Lightweight race, Fred Launchburys Bultaco had been troubled with seizures; after most sessions the barrel was removed and honed

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: Road Opening in style

Road Opening in style
More clout than an Audi any day. Mylchreest Motors provided this Rolls Royce course inspection car to accompany Geoff Duke when he took Mike Hailwood on a celebration lap on a Gold Wing at the 1975

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: Mike the Bikes return - 1977

Mike the Bikes return - 1977
Mike Hailwood rode Manx Grand Prix practice in 1977; it was explained that he was filming in fact he was testing himself in preparation for a comeback in the 1978 TT

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1975 Production TT

1975 Production TT
Solo and sidecar ace Dave Saville leaves Parliament Square on the Mead and Tomkinson B50 BSA he shared with Phil Gurne

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1977 Formula One

1977 Formula One
So nearly a winner. Riger Nicholls (Sports Motorcycle Ducati) pitted at the end of three laps. Phil Reads Honda team, hearing the race was to be shortened to four laps

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1966 50cc TT

1966 50cc TT
A multinational quartet of RK66 twin-cylinder Suzuki tiddlers round Quarter Bridge. Leading is Irishman Tommy Robb, followed by Kiwi Hugh Anderson (30 and West Germanys Ernst Degner (4)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1966 Ultra Lightweight

1966 Ultra Lightweight
Dave Simmons rode Tohatsu for many years at the TT. Seen leaving Governor;s Bridge, he finished 11th on the 125. Switching to Kawasaki saw Dave bring them their first World Championshi

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1972 Senior TT

1972 Senior TT
Two years before he was contracted to ride the works green meanie Kawasaki, Mick Grant had finished third in the Senior TT on this Padgett sponsored triple

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1961 Ultra Lightweight TT

1961 Ultra Lightweight TT
The Mighty Atom. Liverpudlian Gary Dickinson is dwarfed by his 125 Ducati. One of the few riders to have to carry a lead weight attached to the machine because he was below the minimum weight

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: TT Special staff

TT Special staff
Geoff Davison started the TT Special newpaper in 1927 with daily practice issues and full race reports for forty years, In this shot, Geoff, seated on the Velocette LE

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: Bob Mac tells all

Bob Mac tells all
Bob McIntyre gives an interview as his Senior Norton is fuelled for the 1961 Senior. Reflecting on the machines he was riding that year, he is quoted as saying he was riding a fast 250 (Honda)

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1965 Lightweight TT

1965 Lightweight TT
Bill Ivy pushes the v-4 Yamaha out of Governors Bridge, he had been holding second place when he fell at Brandywell

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1949 Manx Cup

1949 Manx Cup
The Little and Large of motor racing! John Cooper (996 Cooper J.A, P) passes the stricken 1986cc Aston Martin of St. John Horsfall

Background imageImages Dated 2nd October 2019: 1955 Sidecar TT

1955 Sidecar TT
1955 World Chamoions Willy Faust/ Karl Remmert fends off the challenge of Wilhelm Noll/Fitz Cron. Both retired, leaving Walter Schneider to win



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