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Isle Of Man Car Races 1904 1953

Author : Neil Hanson
ISBN : 1782815805
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In 1904 the Isle of Man became the cradle of car racing in the British Isles when its self-governing status enabled the Island's public roads to be closed for motor racing. Starting in 1905, the Island's early Tourist Trophy car races led directly to the motorcycle TT Races which have continued virtually without interruption to this day. The Island's first phase of car racing extended from 1904 to 1922, on various TT courses varying in length from 52 to 37 miles. Racing resumed from 1933 to 1937 on street circuits through Douglas and Onchan and a third series of races took place between 1947 and 1953 on the Willaston Circuit on the outskirts of Douglas. This book tells in detail the story of the Island races, the drivers, the cars, the fights against political opposition and the contribution made by the Island's races to the development of production cars over fifty years.
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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?
Category: History

A New History Of The Isle Of Man The Modern Period 1830 1999

Author : Richard Chiverrell
ISBN : 0853237263
Genre : Social Science
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A New History of the Isle of Man will provide a new benchmark for the study of the island's history. In five volumes, it will survey all aspects of the history of the Isle of Man, from the evolution of the natural landscape through prehistory to modern times. The Modern Period is the first volume to be published. Wide in coverage, embracing political, constitutional, economic, labor, social and cultural developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the volume is particularly concerned with issues of image, identity and representation. From a variety of angles and perspectives, contributors explore the ways in which a sense of Manxness was constructed, contested, continued and amended as the little Manx nation underwent unprecedented change from debtors' retreat through holiday playground to offshore international financial center.
Category: Social Science

Manx Murders

Author : Keith Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781780574974
Genre : History
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A beautiful island lying in the northern part of the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the Isle of Man was once a popular holiday destination. It is perhaps better known today for the TT motorcycle races held there, its tailless cats and Manx kippers. However, it also has its darker side. Manx Murders is a collection of gripping and mysterious murder cases committed on the Island over the last 150 years, from the brutal slaying of a spinster one dark night on a lonely track near Ramsey to the infamous 'Golden Egg Murder' in central Douglas. The cases that have caused shock and sensation throughout two centuries of the Island's history are recorded here as the author reveals the events behind the last hanging on the Island, a deathbead confession, the harrowing story of a murderous father and the cases that remain unsolved to this day. The Island's political importance as a wartime holding area for prisoners of war is also explored through the account of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless killing in 1916 and the stabbing of a Finnish prisoner during the Second World War. Using information obtained from newspapers, inquest records and trial transcripts whenever these were available, each murder is described against the backdrop of contemporary events to give the reader a distinct flavour of life at the time of the crime. While each case is unique, all share an overwhelming sadness and tragedy that will never be forgotten.
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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

The Manx Norton

Author : Mick Walker
ISBN : 9780954435790
Genre : Transportation
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The most famous of all British racing motorcycles, with an ancestry dating back to the very dawn of the internal combustion engine, the 'cammy' Norton is inseparable from the era of British domination in motorcycle racing. It is linked with the legendary heroes of the sport, Jimmie Guthrie, Harold Daniell, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and the age when Britain had the world's finest motorcycle industry. This revised edition of the definitive history contains additional material and traces the design, development, the leading riders and tuners. It presents a superb collection of photographs, many previously unpublished. The Manx Norton covers not only the Manx itself, but also features boardroom battles, Norton's early history, record breaking, sidecars, Formula 3 cars, scrambling (motocross); the Domiracer; racing at Daytona and today's classic scene.
Category: Transportation

The Autocar

Author : Henry Sturmey
ISBN : UOM:39015023086435
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Autocar Motor

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ISBN : UOM:39015036244989
Genre : Automobiles
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The Motor

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ISBN : UOM:39015023143145
Genre : Transportation
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Portrait Of The Isle Of Man

Author : Ernest Henry Stenning
ISBN : NYPL:33433041771118
Genre : Isle of Man
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The Motor Reference Yearbook

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ISBN : UOM:39015018250749
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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Category: Automobile industry and trade

World Travel Guide

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ISBN : PSU:000047176393
Genre : Tourism
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Category: Tourism

From The Race Shop Floor

Author : Hedley J. Cox
ISBN : 9781465324474
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the inside story of how motorcycle race team of the 'forties worked. How a division in the company's outlook drove it to bankruptcy. The story of how a member of the racing team saw it all. How he participated in racing, and devised a new machine, but was swept aside. How he emigrated, and tried to get a factory to embrace a new world view but was frustrated again. Lessons that Detroit might heed. How he moved into an academic program, and aided the US Air Force in its search for lower costs.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Motor Sport

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128596124
Genre : Automobiles
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The Isle Of Man

Author : Matthew Richardson
ISBN : 9781526720801
Genre : History
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The reader will perhaps be surprised to learn that the tiny Isle of Man, midway between the coasts of Lancashire and Northern Ireland, is one of the richest historic landscapes in Europe. Packed into its 225 square miles are dramatic stories of Bronze Age conflict, Viking warriors, Medieval kings, smugglers, maritime and railway history, wartime airfields and even a pirate radio station. Add to that the Island's unique motorsport heritage (on two, three and four wheels), and you have a combination unrivalled anywhere in the British Isles. Whatever your passion, or whichever historical period appeals to you, the Isle of Man will have something fascinating to offer. Packed with illustrations, and using first-hand accounts to enhance the narrative, this book takes the reader on a chronological journey through the island's history, before offering a series of guided tours which pick up the highlights of each district. From Bronze Age hill forts, to Medieval castles. From heritage railways, to historic quaysides. From award-winning museums, to country mansions, the Isle of Man has it all. Let this book be your guide to historic Britain's best-kept secret, as you explore a place untouched by the hectic pace of 21st century life, where heritage is, quite literally, to be found around every corner.
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Lists Of Motorsport Fatalities List Of Snaefell Mountain Course Fatal Accidents List Of Dakar Rally Fatal Accidents

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ISBN : 1155709942
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Driver/Co-driver deaths in rallying events, Driver deaths in motorsport, List of 24 Hours of Le Mans fatal accidents, List of Autodromo Nazionale Monza fatal accidents, List of Billown Course fatal accidents, List of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps fatal accidents, List of Dakar Rally fatal accidents, List of Daytona International Speedway fatalities, List of Dundrod Circuit fatal accidents, List of fatal accidents in motorboat racing, List of fatal Champ Car accidents, List of fatal World Rally Championship accidents, List of Formula One fatal accidents, List of Hockenheimring fatal accidents, List of Indianapolis 500 fatal accidents, List of Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit fatal accidents, List of NASCAR fatal accidents, List of North West 200 Course fatal accidents, List of Nurburgring fatal accidents, List of Snaefell Mountain Course fatal accidents, List of Suzuka Circuit fatal accidents, List of Watkins Glen fatal accidents, Rider deaths in motorcycle racing. Excerpt: Fatal accidents on the Snaefell Mountain Course during the Isle of Man TT Races and Manx Grand Prix. The Snaefell Mountain Course was first used as a road-racing circuit first for the 1908 Tourist Trophy Race for racing automobiles as the Four Inch Course. For the 1911 Isle of Man TT Races the event was moved from the St. John's Short Course to the Four Inch Course by the Auto-Cycle Club and subsequently became known as the Snaefell Mountain Course or Mountain Course when used for motor-cycle racing. During practice for the 1911 Isle of Man TT an accident to Victor Surridge occurred at Glen Helen, the first death of a competitor on the Snaefell Mountain Course and the first death in the Isle of Man of a person in an automotive accident. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of auto racing, many individuals, including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators, have been killed in crashes related to the sport, in races, in qualifying, in practice or in private testing sessions. Deaths among racers and spectators were numerous in the early years of racing. However advances in safety technology, and specifications designed by sanctioning bodies to limit speeds, have reduced deaths in recent years. Spectacular accidents have often spurred increased safety measures and even rules changes. The worst motorsports accident was Pierre Levegh's 1955 crash at Le Mans that killed him and around 80 spectators with over 100 being injured. This is a list alphabetically sorted, and structured after the kind of competition, of the more notable drivers, excluding motorcycle riders. In addition, several famous racing drivers have been killed in public road crashes; see List of people who died in road accidents. Quintana, Manuel: March 21, 1981, Sebring 12 Hour Race Florida. Oil spill on race track. In F1 history, from 1953 to 1994, 27 drivers have died during race or in free practice or qualifying session. In addition, spectators or track workers have died due to incidents in th
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Bob Mcintyre

Author : Mick Walker
ISBN : 1859835007
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book tells the story of Bob McIntyre, the man who never actually won a world championship, but certainly deserved to. The in-depth account of his career focuses on the bikes and the races, but also provides an insight into Bob's life away from the track.
Category: Biography & Autobiography