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Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Les Graham Memorial

Les Graham Memorial
Bungalow Bridge was renamed Les Graham Memorial when the chalet-styled marshal hut was dedicated in 1955, in honour of Britains first World Champion

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: A long way behind the winner

A long way behind the winner
Gus Kuhn with his 1922 Sun Vitesse. He finished the Lightweight race 12th, 90 minutes behind the winner, Geoff Davison (Levis), having endured over five and a half hours in the saddle

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Easy does it

Easy does it
Geoff Monty uses the (custom made) pliers to compress the valve springs on this Manx Norton; flying collets were not uknown

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The Bungalow Hotel

The Bungalow Hotel
Maurice Cann leads Tommy Wood in the 1950 Lightweight TT, This daunting building is what faced riders at the Bungalow up until 1957 when the Kissack family won the tender to remove it

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Mountain Milestones - the first 100 mph lap

Mountain Milestones - the first 100 mph lap
Glaswegian Bob McIntyre took the role of Gilera team-leader when Geoff Due was injured at Imola. In 1957 he rode four ton-plus laps to win the eight-lap Senior TT

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Still running after 58 years

Still running after 58 years
Johnny Cox presses on though the Grandstand with his Matchless G9 in the 1952 Senior Clubmans. Fifty eight years after it was ridden in the Clubmans, Bryan Philpott uses the machiine

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 11th Milestone - Drinkwaters Bend

11th Milestone - Drinkwaters Bend
For many years the 11th Milestone was named Drinkwater s. Ben Drinkwater was fatally injured at the bend when he fell, avoiding another rider, during the 1949 Junior TT

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 1951 Goodwood

1951 Goodwood
The only motorcycle race meeting held at Goodwood was Goodwood Saturday, held in 1951. Better known as a trials rider, Olga Kevelos rode this InterNorton in the 350cc Clubman race

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 1924 Ultra Lightweight TT

1924 Ultra Lightweight TT
The field sets off for Bray Hill in the 1924 Ultra Lightweight TT, the first massed-start to be held on the TT course. Designer-manufacturer-racer Jock Porter won on his Edinburgh-built New Gerrard

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: TT comfort

TT comfort
TT, public, EX 1959 Cover

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The first G50 Matchless

The first G50 Matchless
Vic Willoughby inspects the prototype G50 Matchless as Jack Williams prepares the bike for Jack Wood to use for Travelling marshal duty

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Ferguss tear-away ride

Ferguss tear-away ride
With the tail fairing of his Guzzi starting to tear away, Fergus Anderson still has 37 miles to go before pitting. A mechanic quickly tore away the section to allow Fergus to finish fourth behind

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Just Testing'

Just Testing"
Vic Willoughby, technical editor for Motorcycling tries Ken Swallows leading-link forked G45 Matchless along the Mountain Mile

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: From airport scratcher to TT victor

From airport scratcher to TT victor
Ray Amm slides through Quarter Bridge winning the 1954 Senior TT. When he first came to the Island in 1951 no available before the TT, so he rode in races on the Andreas Airfield on an AJS (inset)

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Doran and his Bend

Doran and his Bend
In 1952 AJS rider Bill Doran was out practising on his 3-valve 7R3. Around the Ballacraine area, the lower engine bolt (arrowed) came adrift as he rounded the left-hander after Ballig Bridge

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Dennis Parkinson (Lambretta)

Dennis Parkinson (Lambretta)
I would love to know who persuaded multi-MGP winner Dennis Parkinson to turn out in 1953 on this Lambretta. Possibly the most under powered machine he ever raced. Dennis was still giving it some

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: John Surtees - the early years

John Surtees - the early years
World two and four-wheeled champion John Surtees cut his racing teeth with this Vincent Gray Flash, seen here at a very damp Thruxton in 1952

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 1950 Junior start

1950 Junior start
New Zealander Syd Jensen pushes off to start. In those days riders were not graded; Geoff Duke, the winner started at No. 79. No

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: A twin, then a four - for a third

A twin, then a four - for a third
Australian Bob Brown started practice for the 1957 Senior TT on a G45 Matchless. He was then drafted into the Gilera squad, finishing a fine third to team-leader Bob McIntyre and John Surtees (MV)

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Lambretta Racers

Lambretta Racers
Lambretta are due to make their modern-day debut in the 125cc class of the Moto GP. The machines will surely bear no resemblence to this 1951 lineup

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Bulto - Montesa to Bultaco

Bulto - Montesa to Bultaco
Juan Soler Bulto at Braddan Bridge in the 1951 Ultra Lightweight TT. A nephew of Francisco Bulto, director of Montesa who later went on to found Bultaco

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Not a bad weeks work

Not a bad weeks work
Geoff Duke with the spoils of victory from the 1951 TT. The Mercurys are the Senior and Junior trophies, the bronze figure is the Jimmy Simpson trophy for the fastest lap

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: To the Victors - the spoils

To the Victors - the spoils
The all-conquering Norton team take centre stage at the prizegiving. Left to right. Thomas Radcliffe, Mayor of Douglas, Johnny Lockett, Harold Daniell, Artie Bell, Geoff Duke and Gilbert Smith

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: A post-war special - the LEF

A post-war special - the LEF
Post-WWII there were very few 250cc racing machines available, so many specials were made. The LEF was built by a motorcycle business run by 3 partners, Lewis, Ellis and Foster in Watford, Herts

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Creg ny Baa

Creg ny Baa
Spectators are well protected against a cool wind as they take in the racing action. The Laxey Woollen Mills used to hire out Manx tartan blankets durig race days at the Creg

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: A stroker rider all his racing life

A stroker rider all his racing life
Noel Mavrogordato with the EMC. In 1925 and six successive Manx he rode Scott with a 7th in the 1925 race as his best result

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Harold Daniell - pre and post-war TT victor

Harold Daniell - pre and post-war TT victor
In 1938 Harold Daniell completed the first under-25 minute (24min.52.6 sec), 91, 00 plus mph, lap on his Norton in the Senior TT, a record which would stand for 12 years

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Jimmy Guthrie in the race of the decade

Jimmy Guthrie in the race of the decade
Jimmy Guthrie rounds Parliament Square, Ramsey in the 1935 Senior TT. Leading Stanley Woods (Guzzi) by 26 seconds going into the last lap

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: George Tucker - 1924 Sidecar TT

George Tucker - 1924 Sidecar TT
George Tucker and passenger Walter Moore are congratulated on their Sidecar TT victory by James Pa Norton and fellow Norton director Bill Mansell

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The pavement-racing-line

The pavement-racing-line
Carlo Ubbiali teaches MV team-mate Tarquinio Provini the long, sweeping fast line round Parkfield Corner in the 1958 125 TT. He had practised the art of pabement raceing the previous year (inset)

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The Moto Guzzi V-8

The Moto Guzzi V-8
Conceived in 1955, the fabulous Guzzi V-8 was developed into a potential world championship challenger in 1957, only for Moto Guzzi to pull out of GP racing at the end of the year

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Garage Art

Garage Art
Local TT enthusiasts / artist Norman McKibbins tribute to Bob McIntyre, pictured during the 1959 Junior TT

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Honey, I shrunk the Vincent

Honey, I shrunk the Vincent
It is not unsual to overbore an engine; Peter Darvill went the other way and converted a Comet in 350cc, on which he finished 55th in the 1958 Junior Manx

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The Barker Headless 4

The Barker Headless 4
In 1958 George Barker rode this interesting machine in the Southern 100. Motive power would appear to be two 125 twin two-stroke engines, one inverted on top of the other

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Where did the power go?

Where did the power go?
Heading for Bray Hill, Howard German checks to see if the petrol tap had turned itself off. A new, reinforced petrol pipe had delaminated, blocking the main jet

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 1955 Silverstone

1955 Silverstone
Eric Oliver may have designed the first British streamlined racing sidecar, but his technical advantage must have been compromised by his passengers leathers billowing open

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Bob McIntyre - 1955 Junior

Bob McIntyre - 1955 Junior
Leading the 1955 Junior TT on his privateer Norton for the first four laps, Bob McIntyre finally finished second to Bill Lomas on the works Guzzi

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Sales Director - Road Tester

Sales Director - Road Tester
Veloce director Bertie Goodman believed in testing the firms products. In early 1954, he brought the development spring-frame Velo, fitted wih a racing engine

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: A sneak preview

A sneak preview
A curious enthusiast takes a peek under the cover of a recently-landed Mondial 125, In 1951 they took the first four places

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Italian co-operation

Italian co-operation
When Moto Guzzi developed a 317cc version of their all-conquering 250 single, they did not have an entry for the TT. MV allowed Fergus Anderson to take over an MV entry

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Legpower

Legpower
Local Butcher Bob Mawson gets a leather-clad workout to get his fuel-less International Norton to a finish in the 1953 Senior Clubman. Bob was awarded the Burmah Star for his WWII exploits

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Andreas Racing - at Andreas

Andreas Racing - at Andreas
In the early 1950s race meetings were held on the Andreas Airfield, an ex-R.A.F. training airfield and run by the Peveril Club

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Race Transport 1950s style

Race Transport 1950s style
Peter and Bob Gale prepare to take their flat-tank Norton to the Knatts Valley Hill Climb

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: 1938 Junior TT - Hillberry

1938 Junior TT - Hillberry
Stanley Woods takes his Velocette Mk VIII through Hillberry in the 1938 Junior TT, his 9th TT victory

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Mountain Milestones - the first 60, 70, and 80 mph laps

Mountain Milestones - the first 60, 70, and 80 mph laps
Jimmy Simpson might have only won one TT, but his role in TT history is for being the first rider to lap at 60 (1924 Junior), 70 (1926 Senior) and 80 (1931 Senior)

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Go, Go, Go! - 1935 Mannin Moar

Go, Go, Go! - 1935 Mannin Moar
You can alamost hear Murray Walker setting the scene as the field leaves the grid on Douglas Promenade. The winner was Brian Lewis (Bugatti, 7)

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: The Spoils of Victory

The Spoils of Victory
Stanley Woods looks happy after his 1926 Senior TT win. Especially when you see how much he took home in bonus payments. Not bad for 1926! How much would that be worth today?

Background imageImages Dated 7th October 2019: Quarter Bridge - 1925 Sidecar TT

Quarter Bridge - 1925 Sidecar TT
George Grinton and Manxman Arthur Kinrade skim the lampost in the 1925 Sidecar TT, the last to be held on the Island until 1954. Grinton finished third



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