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Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Les Graham - DFC

Les Graham - DFC
Les Graham (MV) at Quarter Bridge, 1953 TT. During WWII he flew Lancaster bombers over Germany and was awarded the DFC for bravery

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: 1913 start - Quarter Bridge Road

1913 start - Quarter Bridge Road
From 1913 both Junior and Senior races were held over two days. As he waits his turn to start, is No. 25 fortifying himself for the race ahead?

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Francis Beart - master tuner

Francis Beart - master tuner
For many years the lime-green Manx Nortons from the Surrey tuning stable of Francis Beart were the fastest machines after the works mutis

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Smoking and racing are bad for your health!

Smoking and racing are bad for your health!
Harvey Williams (BSA) snapped in practice for the 1952 Ultra Lighweight race

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Mike the Bike

Mike the Bike
A selection of early Mike Hailwood TT shots

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: 1971 Lightweight TT

1971 Lightweight TT
East Germany v Japan. Peter Williams (MZ, 5) and Phil Read (Yamaha, 6) start the 1971 Lightweight, This was Peters only TT ride on a non-British machine

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: An Amazing Arrow

An Amazing Arrow
Brands Hatch specialist Michael O Rourke took this Herman Meier-tuned Ariel Arrow to a fine seventh place in the 1960 Lightweight TT, beaten only by the works MV, Morini and Honda, machines

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Slippery Sam

Slippery Sam
The most celebratedTriumph racer, the only machine ever to win five TT races in five consecutive years 1971-1975. It was ridden to victory by Ray Pickrell, Tony Jefferies

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Glyn Jones - an island all-rounder

Glyn Jones - an island all-rounder
MGP rider, TT passenger and rider, Glyn Jones has done em all! Starting with the 98 Newcomers MGP where he finished second, he passengered Dennis Proudman before taking the reins of his own outfit

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Deep in thought

Deep in thought
Radio TTs Charlie Williams caught in a contemplative mood as he warms up his Johnson Yamaha for the 1973 Ultra Lightweight race

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Celtic Match Races - Jurby Airfield 1976

Celtic Match Races - Jurby Airfield 1976
A talented trio of riders in the holding area. Joey Dunlop (98, Yamsel) 1953 Junior MGP winner Frank Fox (16, ARE Triumph) and Frank Kennedy (Maxton Yamaha) a second member of the Armoy Armada

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Not the TTs greatest fan

Not the TTs greatest fan
Exactly 37.73 miles after this shot was taken at Quarter Bridge in 1971, Barry Sheene slid off of Utra Lightweight Suzuki and never visited the Isle of Man aagin

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Roy Peplow - 1965 ISDT

Roy Peplow - 1965 ISDT
Roy Peplow leaves the start for the first day of the 1965 International Six Days Trial - the bike would never be that clean for the next six days. Roy won a Gold

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Frank Fox - racer / author

Frank Fox - racer / author
Frank Fox winning the 1953 Junior Manx Grand Prix. His autoiography Living to Race, Racing to Live is a facinating read

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Harold Daniell - pre and post-war star

Harold Daniell - pre and post-war star
Harold Daniell heels the newly introduced Rex McCandless-framed Manx Norton into Ballaugh Bridge. It ws Harold who, after testing the new frame against the older plunger version

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Three Legends of the track

Three Legends of the track
With multiple TT and World Championships between them, Valentino Rossi, John McGuinness and Giacomo Agostini pose for the camera after Johns Superbike win and before The Doctor and Ago went for a spin

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Manning the Scoreboard

Manning the Scoreboard
I wonder if their grandsons are still looking after the scoreboards?

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Sally - a Manx Norton with a long history

Sally - a Manx Norton with a long history
Bob Dowty jnr heels his fathers long-stroke Manx into Governorss Bridge. Bought for Bob snr in 1952, this was the machine that Geoff Duke took to Japan on his first visit there to give demonstrations

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: A Flying Kipper

A Flying Kipper
Oops! Chief Travelling Marshal Alan Kipper Killip drops the plot at Quarter Bridge in the 1979 TT races

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Mike Hailwood filming - 1977 Manx Grand Prix

Mike Hailwood filming - 1977 Manx Grand Prix
Mike Hailwod ponders on the wisdom of firing this 700 Yamaha down Bray Hill for his first lap in many years. He was filming for Take it to the Limit

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The Mighty Atom

The Mighty Atom
Gary Dickinson leaves Governors Bridge. His sight stature meant he had to carry ballast to reach the minimum racing weight

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Honda RC116 50cc racer

Honda RC116 50cc racer
Luigi Taveri on the RC 116 twin-cyclinder 50cc racer. Power output is 16 bhp at 21, 500 rpm. That means 320 bhp per litre

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Laying down on the job

Laying down on the job
Not content with smoking whilst racing (see the Ballaugh shot), Harvey Williams likes to lay down on the job! But I suppose with the nano-horsepower that the little Bantam produced, every little helps

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: My special hedge

My special hedge
A poem about spectating at the TT races

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Signpost Corner

Signpost Corner
Various solo and sidecar shots of Signpost Corner

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Bill Smith - first and last TT rides

Bill Smith - first and last TT rides
Liverpool rider-dealer Bill Smith rodse this Velocette special in the 1957 Lightweight TT. 43 years later he made his Island farewell ride on 1 a 400 Honda

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The Boddice Clan

The Boddice Clan
Three members of the Boddice family, snapped within inches of each other, with forty years between father and grandson

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: A four-cylinder beer pump

A four-cylinder beer pump
Combining the best of two of our favourite pursuits. This engine was rescued from a hedge ad taken to Germany to be refurbished and now adorns the bar at the Sulby Glen Hotel

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Racing

Racing
A poem from Dave Clucas

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Mad Sunday - Mad anyday

Mad Sunday - Mad anyday
2003 TT

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Jon Ekerold - world champion

Jon Ekerold - world champion
South African Jon Ekerold rode the TT in the years before and after he won the 1980 Junior World Championship. His best TT placing was second in the 1982 Senior and Classic TTs

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Checking out the opposition

Checking out the opposition
Phil Read looks across to his Honda rivals Luigi Taveri and Ralph Bryans before the start of the 1966 Ultra Lightweight race

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The only Yamsel TT win

The only Yamsel TT win
A race of attrition; with Agostini (MV) and Read (Yamaha) both retiring with mechinical ills, then Rod Gould, Alan Barnett and Dudley Robinson each crashing when leading

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: On Any Sunday Star

On Any Sunday Star
American off-road legend Malcom Smith, riding the ISDT above Sky Hill. Malcolm, a close friend of the late Steve McQueen, is featured in the classic film On Any Sunday, As expected

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The Edmonds BSA - a front wheel drive outfit

The Edmonds BSA - a front wheel drive outfit
Mick Wortley and Dave Kettle take the front-wheel drive Edmonds BSA round Ballacraine in practice for the 1976 500 Sidecar TT

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Broke it - but u100 richer

Broke it - but u100 richer
Derek Minter tours round Bedstead to retire from the 1960 Senior TT. Stan Hailwood had put up a £ 100 pounds prize for the first ton mile an hour lap by a single cylinder machine

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: 1967 500cc Production TT

1967 500cc Production TT
Triumph tester and pig farmer Percy Tait was was fastest in practice for the first 500 Production, but a first lap spill at Appledene put him out of the race

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Speed Cop

Speed Cop
Met policeman Graham Bailey rode this single-carb police-spec Triumph Saint in the inaugural Production TT

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: 1968 Lightweight TT - a piggy-back to the podium

1968 Lightweight TT - a piggy-back to the podium
Bill Ivy gets a lift to the podium after winning the 1968 Lightweight TT by Press Officer Norman Brown. The Yamaha works rider had caught his foot at Milntown

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: 1965 Sidecar TT

1965 Sidecar TT
Johhny Robinson gazes into the camera lens as Fritz Scheidegger pours the power on. The Swiss / UK pairing only finished second in the race but won the world championship, repeating the feat in 1966

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Eddie Crooks - MZ rider - twice

Eddie Crooks - MZ rider - twice
In 1960 Manxman Eddie Crooks rode 125 and 250 MZ in the TT. In 1998 he also starred on an MZ, this time riding naked on a 250 in the hit film Waking Ned

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Gilberto Milani

Gilberto Milani
Son of works Gilera rider Alberto, Gilberto rode the TT, usually on the Aermacchi, for six years, before being team manager for Walter Villa who won three 25oc world titles

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The Little and Large of Sidecars

The Little and Large of Sidecars
Rudi Kurths Honda-powered CAT - an excecise in compactness - compared to Peter Gerrishs 500 Vincent. In all fairness, the Vincent was a last-minute substitution for the twin-cylinder DMW that Peter

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Guiseppe Pattonis racer

Guiseppe Pattonis racer
Conceived in the 60s, still being raced today. Fred Stevens raced the machines for Liverpool dealer Bill Hannah. Guiseppes son Roberto has redesigned the Italian twin-cyinder machines to be a force

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: earoling

earoling
Manx Grand Prix leader board man, long-time TT rider and travelling marshal Albert Moule demnstrates the clingability of the tyres on his v125 Mondial

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Bob Mac

Bob Mac
50 years before John McGuinness broke the 130 mph barrier, Bob McIntyre took this 500 Gilera to unknown heights with the first ton lap

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: Hondas first year

Hondas first year
" I herby avow my intention that I will participate in the TT race and I proclaim with my fellow empoyees that I will pour all my energy

Background imageImages Dated 5th October 2019: The first Honda - 1959 Ultra Lightweight TT

The first Honda - 1959 Ultra Lightweight TT
Naomi Taniguchi round the Manx Arms during Hondas first surjourn into TT racing - the rest is history



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