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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:11 pm 
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To be honest......for me, this is probably the most dangerous sport, but at the same time (watching it is fun). Does anybody like Isle Of Man TT ?

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http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/56/ ... _2009.html
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/104 ... esome.html


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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:28 pm 
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The first one isn't the TT it's the Start line of the North West 200 in Portrush.

If I had a pound everytime I been on that road. I'd have a few quid :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Was at the TT from 1961 to 1968 inclusive.
Also took in all the road races in the North & South of Ireland from the early 50s.
I was at the North West when Jack Brett did the first 100 mph lap in the same year that Bob Mac did the first ton in the Island.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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partyboyu wrote:
To be honest......for me, this is probably the most dangerous sport, but at the same time (watching it is fun). Does anybody like Isle Of Man TT ?

some videos:
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/59/ ... t_200.html
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/56/ ... _2009.html
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/104 ... esome.html


Third video was amazing, who was riding that bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Was at the TT from 1961 to 1968 inclusive.
Also took in all the road races in the North & South of Ireland from the early 50s.
I was at the North West when Jack Brett did the first 100 mph lap in the same year that Bob Mac did the first ton in the Island.


There is some old Cine film footage knocking about our family of the North west in those days.


No sound but fascinating to watch. My days living on the Triangle was watching Joey then McCallen (SP?) he was a nutter, bouncing off the kerbs down at York in Portstewart.

Theres some good footage of the Ulster circuit on that site too. Only up the road from me now.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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Johnston, saying Phil was a nutter is putting it mildly. Did you ever see any shots of his eyes through the visor. Be very afraid.
I was delighted he called it quits after that tumble in the Island, he had no more to prove.
Wish a few of the other boys had known when the time was right.
Those films are great memories to have, lucky you.
There's a funny video on youtube of Phil & Guy Martin going around the North West in a sidecar & Phil telling him how to win there.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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Putting it mildly indeed. I remember him being interviews with the shoulder of the leathers ripped to shreds where totally nonchalantly he explains he was doing it on the wall as they come into the village on the TT.

A different breed of men those guys. And to think guys go on about F1 being Dangerous.

I keep meaning to see if my Aunt still has the cine films (the were moved to stop my Dad selling them) and get them put onto DVD . I know a guy who does some work for Plum tyndall (RPM) at the NW200 kept meaning to see if he would do it in exchange for using them on the show .

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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Johnston wrote:
Putting it mildly indeed. I remember him being interviews with the shoulder of the leathers ripped to shreds where totally nonchalantly he explains he was doing it on the wall as they come into the village on the TT.

A different breed of men those guys. And to think guys go on about F1 being Dangerous.

I keep meaning to see if my Aunt still has the cine films (the were moved to stop my Dad selling them) and get them put onto DVD . I know a guy who does some work for Plum tyndall (RPM) at the NW200 kept meaning to see if he would do it in exchange for using them on the show .


Be well worth a try, then they would be preserved for posterity.
A different breed of men. I remember a vid of Steve Hislop going down Barragarro at insane mph with the front wheel in the air & a monumental tank slapper going on.
When an incredulous interviewer brought it up with him he said, Aye, it does that.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:31 pm 
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For me, the IOM TT is THE ultimate test of rider and machine.
One day I will spend a TT fortnight on the Isle.
Hopefully Guy Martin will pick up a trophy this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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admittedly i don't know as much as i should about the tt, but as i love all forms of motor sport, the tt has captivated me somewhat. if it wasn't on the isle of man it'd probably have been banned long ago.

on a slight side note, my great uncle was Ben Drinkwater, who has the inauspicious claim to fame of being the first man to die in a world championship race, in the 1949 junior tt. by all accounts he was more than a bit handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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toilet wrote:
admittedly i don't know as much as i should about the tt, but as i love all forms of motor sport, the tt has captivated me somewhat. if it wasn't on the isle of man it'd probably have been banned long ago.

on a slight side note, my great uncle was Ben Drinkwater, who has the inauspicious claim to fame of being the first man to die in a world championship race, in the 1949 junior tt. by all accounts he was more than a bit handy.


Yes I believe that would be the case Toilet.
I remember watching a documentary about the TT a few years ago (around the time of the 100th anniversary I think) and I can recall mention of your great uncle.

My dad used to be good friends with TT sidecar great, Mick Boddice.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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rob.tolley wrote:
toilet wrote:
admittedly i don't know as much as i should about the tt, but as i love all forms of motor sport, the tt has captivated me somewhat. if it wasn't on the isle of man it'd probably have been banned long ago.

on a slight side note, my great uncle was Ben Drinkwater, who has the inauspicious claim to fame of being the first man to die in a world championship race, in the 1949 junior tt. by all accounts he was more than a bit handy.


Yes I believe that would be the case Toilet.
I remember watching a documentary about the TT a few years ago (around the time of the 100th anniversary I think) and I can recall mention of your great uncle.

My dad used to be good friends with TT sidecar great, Mick Boddice.


i would have loved to have known him, obviously that would have entitled him not having died decades before i was born, but he's by far the most exciting relative i have.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:42 am 
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There are many other exciting races like:

Northwest 200
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/30/ ... metry.html
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/59/ ... t_200.html
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/123 ... _1997.html
Mount Gold Cup
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/48/ ... d_Cup.html
Ulster
http://www.onboard-videos.com/video/251 ... i_600.html


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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:35 pm 
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McGuinness 2012 on-board video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7MLbPVJacs

From start until the Cronk


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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
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I can't believe this is legal.

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 Post subject: Re: Isle Of Man TT
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:28 am 
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This is a race in Dublin I have been attending since 1950.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... totvI&NR=1

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