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100 Years Of The Isle Of Man Tt

Author : David Wright
ISBN : 9781847976482
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Run over the everyday roads of the Isle of Man for over 100 years, the world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed, belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374 mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy. This new updated edition covering the 2007 - 2012 races, reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others. It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to over 130 mph. Written in an easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great riders, machines, mechanical developments and race organisation and is superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Motorcycle Road Trips Vol 18 Isle Of Man Tt Races The Greatest Road Racing On Earth

Author : Backroad Bob
ISBN : 9781386624998
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 18) Isle of Man TT Races - The Greatest Road Racing On Earth Isle Of Man TT Races: These ten published magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures - GPs, MotoGPs, England, Ireland, & The Isle Of Man CD are about the greatest motorcycle racing event on the planet - the two-week long festival of speed known as the Isle of Man TT Races. You may have heard about the Isle of Man TT Races and you may know it's special, but what you don't know is that it won't last forever. Forces bigger than motorcycling are threatening this two-week festival of speed. The 150-mph run down bumpy and crowned Bray Hill, three feet in the air at Ballaugh Bridge, and flat out at nearly 200 mph through the mist and over the "damp bits" on Snafell Mountain are sights you can't see anywhere else in the world and they're all on the endangered list. Add the stunt rider shows, the drags, the Ramsey bike show, Mad Sunday, the crazy crowds, and the nightly smoky burn outs on Douglas' Queen's Promenade and you've got something that's not to be missed. If you want to know how to get there, where to stay when you get there, and what to see when you get there, then you'll want to have this CD before you get there. Contents: A Global Happening American Sport Bikes In Europe California Connection Don't Call Them English IOM - Must See & Must Do Motorcycles, Whiskey, & Death More Than Just Races Ron Gray - 50 Years A TTer Ten Tips For The Trip Of A Lifetime The Isle Of Man TT Races Words - 14,090 Additional Titles by the Author This ebook compilation is one part of a 15-part CD and ebook series that is Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips. The photo-filled versions and the full-content dual sporting CDs with roll charts and GPS coordinates are available only from Backroad Bob's website. Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips eBook Compilations: Accident-Free Riding (Vol. I&II) American Motorcycle Museums & Collections (Vol I&II) Dual Sporting PA and Beyond Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers (Vol I&II) GPs and MotoGPs, England, Ireland & Isle of Man Motorcycling Lifestyle & Humor Motor Shows & Clubs (Vol. I&II) Pennsylvania Motorcycle Meets (Vol. I&II) Roads & Road Houses Road Trips (Vol. I&II) Road Trips (Vol. III&IV) Turbo Chronicles & Wastegates
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The Isle Of Man Tt Races

Author : Simon Vaukins
ISBN : 9781443865913
Genre : History
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Cats with no tails, the one thousand year old Tynwald assembly, offshore finance institutions, and motorcycle road racing are all ingredients that help to define a Manx national identity. Modern, high-powered motorcycles being pushed to their limits on a course that has remained largely unchanged since 1911 is perhaps the most literal demonstration of the new meeting the old, on an island where the traditional and the modern exist peacefully and do not clash. The Isle of Man TT Races provides an excellent starting-point from which to examine the twists and turns of the island’s twentieth century history and, most importantly, the deep links between sport and society. This book examines the origins and expansion of the Isle of Man TT from the first motorcar races in 1904 up to the present day, charting the event’s acceleration from a small, domestic competition to a large-scale international event which has helped fuel the island’s reputation as the home of motorcycle road racing. In examining the links between sport and society, this book uses the TT races to look at changes in the mechanics of Manx politics, the streamlining of the Manx economy and construction of Manx national identity; it is not a history of winners and losers at the TT. It is because the TT has deep roots in the history of the island and because it has come to form a significant part of the island’s identity, that this motorcycle race continues to thrive in the present day. The TT makes the Isle of Man distinctive; others have tried and failed to replicate this event. Where else in the world can the modern motorcycle racer take in so much history and heritage at close to 200 mph?
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Motorcycle Road Trips Vol 4 Gps Motogps England Ireland The Isle Of Man

Author : Backroad Bob
ISBN : 9781452426273
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Eighteen previously published magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures - GPs, MotoGPs, England, Ireland, & The Isle Of Man CD.GPs & MotoGPs - Get the GP and MotoGP experience.England & Ireland - A visit to Britain's National Motorcycle Museum and then to the land of Guinness, Gaelic, and Green. Isle Of Man - You've heard about it, but it won't last forever.
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Motorcycle Road Trips Vol 39 Gps Motogps England Ireland Isle Of Man Compilation Racing To The Max

Author : Backroad Bob
ISBN : 9781393681861
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 39) GPs & MotoGPs, England, Ireland & Isle of Man Compilation Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 19) GPs & MotoGPs - Get the GP and MotoGP experience and learn why Spain may have the best combination of old and new on the planet and why Portugal isn't far behind. Find the places, the contacts, and the sights you won't see in any travel brochure. Everything's here to plan your own MotoGP adventure to the most motorcycle crazy place on earth. CONTENTS: GPs & MotoGPs - DEAD DUCK MESON LA HOSTERIA SPAIN'S DEAL'S GAP THE GP EXPERIENCE THE LAST GP TRIAL DES NATIONS 2000 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2005 & Motorcycle Road Trips (Vol. 20) England, Ireland, & Isle of Man - England, Ireland These articles will take you on a visit to Britain's National Motorcycle Museum where the 500 motorcycles on display will reveal how far back into the nineteenth century motorcycling's roots extend and then transport you to the land of Guinness, Gaelic, and Green where the world's fastest growing economy is making motorcycling affordable to the vibrant Irish people in an ancient land of hardship, suffering, and winding, narrow, cliff top roads overlooking the Irish Sea. CONTENTS: BRITAIN'S NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM MOTORCYCLING IN IRELAND & Isle Of Man You've heard about it and you know it's special, but what you don't know is that it won't last forever. Forces bigger than motorcycling are threatening this two-week festival of speed. The 150-mph run down bumpy and crowned Bray Hill, three feet in the air at Ballaugh Bridge, and flat out at nearly 200 mph through the mist and over the "damp bits" on Snafell Mountain are sights you can't see anywhere else in the world and they're all on the endangered list. Add the stunt rider shows, the drags, the Ramsey bike show, Mad Sunday, the crazy crowds, and the nightly smoky burn outs on Douglas' Queen's Promenade and you've got something that's not to be missed. If you want to know how to get there, where to stay when you get there, and what to see when you get there, then you'll want to read this before you get there. CONTENTS: A GLOBAL HAPPENING AMERICAN SPORT BIKES IN EUROPE CALIFORNIA CONNECTION DON'T CALL THEM ENGLISH IOM - MUST SEE & MUST DO MOTORCYCLES, WHISKEY, & DEATH MORE THAN JUST RACES TEN TIPS FOR THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME THE IOM TT RACES Number of Words: 31,932
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Speed At The Tt Races

Author : David Wright
ISBN : 9781785002991
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For over 100 years the world's best motorcycle racers have pitted themselves against the gruelling 37-and-threequarter-mile Isle of Man Mountain Course at the annual event known worldwide simply as 'the TT'. The Tourist Trophy meeting - to give its proper name - represents perhaps the greatest challenge that the sport of motorcycle racing can offer. The top names in road racing - Collier, Wood, Duke, Hailwood, Agostini, Hislop, Jefferies, McGuinness, Hutchinson and the Dunlop dynasty - have all considered the pursuit of a Tourist Trophy to be the ultimate goal. From riding the earliest single-cylinder, belt-driven machines with outputs of under 10bhp, to coping with today's sophisticated four-cylinder machines giving well over 200bhp, generations of riders have risked their lives to satisfy the desire to go faster than the next man and to win a TT. In the process they have lifted lap speeds by almost 100mph. Exactly how that huge increase has been achieved is told within these pages, set against the background of the triumphs and the tragedies of the TT history. A comprehensive story of speed at the TT Races, superbly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs and maps.
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Tt Century

Author : Stuart Barker
ISBN : 1846052351
Genre : Motorcycle racing
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The Isle of Man TT races are the oldest and most famous motorcycle races in the world and in 2007, the event will celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. In the one hundred years since the races began, practically every famous motorcycle racer in history has ridden over the legendary 'Mountain' course. Names like Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Joey Dunlop, Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop are synonymous with the TT and all have won famous victories there. But there is a darker side to the TT. The 37.74 mile public roads circuit is widely regarded as the most dangerous in the world, and it has claimed the lives of over 200 competitors. It was this fact that led to the TT losing its world championship status after the 1976 event. From the beginning of the motorcycle Grand Prix world championships in 1949, the TT had hosted the British round but, after losing that status, many thought the event would wither and die. Instead the historic meeting went from strength to strength and in 1979, it hosted one of the most celebrated sporting comebacks in history. Mike Hailwood's victorious return to the TT after eleven years in retirement is the stuff of sporting legend and his fairy tail comeback helped put the TT back in the limelight. As a stand-alone event no longer part of any world championship, the TT nevertheless continues to attract over-subscribed entries every year. For most motorcycle racers, it still represents the ultimate challenge of man and machine. For them, the thrills and historical significance of racing flat-out on the most famous course in the world cannot be replicated anywhere else. From top speeds of just over 60mph in 1907, today's star riders reach mind-numbing speeds of almost 200mph on the everyday roads of the picturesque Isle of Man - and all this just inches from houses, lamp posts and stone walls! The TT is an event like no other.TT Centurycelebrates the triumphs of those who took on the Mountain course and won, and pays tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for pursuing their dreams. Containing fresh interviews with some of the greatest ever TT riders, a year-by-year account of the races themselves and a fully comprehensive appendix of results,TT Centuryis the definitive history of the oldest and most famous motorcycle race on earth.
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Mountain Milestone

Author : David Wright
ISBN : 1907945040
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For 100 years the Isle of Man Mountain Course has been the ultimate challenge in motorcycle road- racing as it twists and turns through towns, villages and open countryside, before climbing over bleak mountain and moorland, then plunging almost to sea level to complete its dramatic 37 mile lap distance. Every bend, every straight, indeed every yard of this unique course has a story to tell and supported by over 500 illustrations, here are recollections from many of the top road-racers of the past century, whose skills have pushed lap speeds from 50 mph in 1911 to over 130 mph in 2011.
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