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Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: George Formby in No Limit

George Formby in No Limit
George Formbys wife banned anyone taking images of him during th making of No Limit. But someone managed to bag this shot of Gitting sitting between Harold Rowell (left) and Jock Fairweather (right)

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Ballacraine - turn left

Ballacraine - turn left
Coming along from the St Johns starting area, these two pioneers are about to turn left round the Ballacraine Hotel and start the climb that will take them over Creg Willys Hill and on to Kirk Michael

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Hillberry

Hillberry
An early ywenties shot of a rider who hopes there are enough horses under his tank to get him up to Cronk ny Mona

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Omobono Tenni

Omobono Tenni
13 years separate these shots of Omobono Tenni riding the Moto Guzzi 500 v-twin. He retired in the 1935 but finished 9th in the 1948 race

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A replica - for six and three quarter laps

A replica - for six and three quarter laps
In the 1935 Lightweight, H G Tyrell Smith came round Kates Cottage on his seventh and last lap, to find the road had been opened in error

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1938 Weigh-in

1938 Weigh-in
Johnny Galway (Excelsior, 29) and Marcel Simo (Terrot) await their turn ro weigh their bikes in for the 1938 Lightweight TT. Johnny finished 9th, Marcel retired

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A roadster in the works BMW team

A roadster in the works BMW team
When Karl Gall was sidelined from the 1939 Senior TT after a practice accident, Tim Reid was drafted in to the works BMW team of George Meier and Jock West

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Jock West - TT trophy hunter

Jock West - TT trophy hunter
Jock West prepares for the 1939 Senior TT, where he finished second to George Meier, both riding the supercharged BMW. After WWII

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Chris Tattersall - racer / manufacturer

Chris Tattersall - racer / manufacturer
Chris Tattersall constructed and rode his CRSmachines from 1931 to 1953. TheCTS did not stand for Chris Tattersall Special as many thought, but Chris Tattersall St

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1935 Lightweight TT

1935 Lightweight TT
10-times TT winner Stanley Woods (Guzzi) waits for Timekeeper Ebblewhite Snr to give him the nod to start the Lightweight TT. No 3, Ken Horton gives his Excelsior a richening tickle

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Bray Hill - in reverse

Bray Hill - in reverse
Ferrddie Dixon (Riley) is about to turn right and climb Bray Hill in the 1934 Mannin Moar race. Dixon was the only person to win races on two, three and four wheels on the Island

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1904 - the first car race on the Island

1904 - the first car race on the Island
Selwyn F Edge takes his 13.7 litre Napier round the Bungalow in the Gordon Bennett Qualifying Trials, the first ever motor race on the Isle of Man

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1922 Lightweight TT - selective assembly

1922 Lightweight TT - selective assembly
Geoff Davison gets his Levis refuelled during his Lightweight TT winning ride. Team leader Geoff hand-picked the lightest components when building his machine

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A Spanish / French combination

A Spanish / French combination
Marcel Simo was always Terrot-mounted for his TT rides from 1936 to 1939. The Isle of Man section of the Vintage MCC is twinned with the Terrot Club of France

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A bunged up Norton

A bunged up Norton
A paddock shot of Freddie Frith with his 350 Norton. The perforated tube protuding from the megaphone was a silencing device for riding the machuiines to the paddock

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Seaside racing

Seaside racing
In the 1930s racing cars wee re-introduced onto the Islands roads. The field for the 1935 Mannin Beg hairpins around outside the Sefton Hotel prior to racing round upper Douglas

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1933 Mannin Moa

1933 Mannin Moa
The Rt Hon. Brian Lewis - 2nd Baron Essendon rounds Government Offices to head up Bucks Road during the first Mannin Moar race in 1933

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1926 H H Moller

1926 H H Moller
Barely had Harold Moller slid to earth off his Norton at Governors Bridge - the flag marshal was already on his way to give assistance! Harolds fourth - and last lap took 51 minutes

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: The drop from Kates to the Creg

The drop from Kates to the Creg
Tom Sheard (AJS) approaches Creg ny Baa in the 1921 Junior TT. He finished third that year but won the Junior in 1922, Stanley Woods recalled that the publican of the Keppel Hotel, Creg ny Baa

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1913 Junior TT

1913 Junior TT
I am not sure if that is a smile or grimace on the face of Douggie Alexander. Riding the v-twin Royal Enfield he lay second on the first lap

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: 1911 TT winner

1911 TT winner
Oliver Godfrey hardly looks out of breath after his winning ride in the 1911 Senior TT. His tall pit attendant is W. H. Billy Wells, importer of the Indian machines that took the first three places

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: The Arrol-Johnston -a Scottish racing car

The Arrol-Johnston -a Scottish racing car
Italian driver, Scottish car - Manx roads. Dario Resta and riding mechanic take their Dumfried-built Arrol Johnson round Cronk ny Mona in the 1908 four-inch-race; the Tourist Trophy

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A Lightweight racer

A Lightweight racer
The 1907 Hillman-Coatelen, driven by Kenelm Lee Guinness was stripped to the bare minimum.Bodywork and mudguards were dispensed with

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Freddie Dixon - the wayward genius

Freddie Dixon - the wayward genius
A rapt audience watches Freddie Dixon round Governors Bridge on his single Indian in the 1922 Senior. Dixon always rode without goggles and favoured footboards instead of footpegs

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: The Keppel Gate

The Keppel Gate
Spectators check their programmes as an Ivy rider makes his way down from Kates Cottage to the Creg. No tarmac, just rolled stones

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: A pioneering two-stroke

A pioneering two-stroke
In 1909 J Leno should have been listed in TT history as one of the first two-stroke riders to run in the TT, He non-started the Premo after colliding with another rider in practice

Background imageImages Dated 4th October 2019: Ballacraine

Ballacraine
Neatly missing the horse-droppings, competitors on the St. Johns course round the Ballacraine Hotel. Many years later, the pub featured in No Limit when an errant rider went thriugh the door into


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