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Images Dated 6th October 2019

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Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: W O Bentley - car and bike TT racer

W O Bentley - car and bike TT racer
In 1914, Walter Owen Bentley raced, and retired from the car Tourist Trophy in a French-built D.F, P, . Before that, he had ridden in the 1909 TT on a Rex, and again the next year on a Indian

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: James Lansdowne Pa Norton

James Lansdowne Pa Norton
Founder of the most successful British TT machine, Pa Norton was out of luck with his TT rides, retiring in the three TT races he competed in. Shown here with his 1909 mount

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: 1914 Car TT

1914 Car TT
Sir Algernon Guinness tales Ballacraine in his 3.3. litre Sunbeam. He retired after 12 laps with a failed drive shaft. He was the brother of Kenelm Lee Guinness, founder of the KLG spark plugs

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: The first Guzzi leaderboard man

The first Guzzi leaderboard man
Following Petro Ghersis exculsion from the 1926 Lightweight TT, the first year that Guzzi were ridden at the TT, Luigi Arcangeli finished second to Wal Handley (Rex Acme) the folllowing year

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: A Ramsey pitstop

A Ramsey pitstop
Pre-WWI, refuelling was allawed at Ramsey. Percy Owen gets his Norton topped up in the Northern captal of the Island

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: 1914 Tourist Trophy

1914 Tourist Trophy
John Hancock speeds past the Sulby Glen Hotel in his Vauxhall durig the 1914 Tourist trophy

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: Avoiding the potholes

Avoiding the potholes
From the line taken by 1912 Senior TT winner Frank Applebee and his pursuer, it looks as if they were taking the pavement route to miss the bone-jarring potholes in the stretch of road leaving

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: The Timekeepers

The Timekeepers
Todays timekeepers have a more solubrious accomodation then they did in 1908! The scoreboard was a chalkboard from the local school

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: 1907 Ballacraine

1907 Ballacraine
Frank Hulbert rounds the Ballacraine Hotel in the 1907 TT. Frank finished third behind Rem Fowler and Jack Marshall

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: Silencer and Brake tests, St. Johns 1910

Silencer and Brake tests, St. Johns 1910
To ensure that competitors machines complied with the ACUs touring standards, a set of tests were held near the Tynwald Mills before the races

Background imageImages Dated 6th October 2019: The bike went down with the Rear-Admiral

The bike went down with the Rear-Admiral
Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot poses with his Triumph before the 1908 Singles TT, where he finished third. Both Arbuthnot and his bike were sunk and lost in the battle of Jutland, 1916


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