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photoblog image Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 5/5

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 5/5

It is the Tourist Trophy Motorcycle races, which first started in 1907, in the Isle of Man this week so a few pictures until Friday from when I went to the races in 1970. These are scans from 48 year old colour slides, mostly converted to B.& W.as the slide quality of some has started to fall, and taken with the simple camera shown below.

 

Daniels - 500cc. Senior TT race - 27th. position

 

Schauzu - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - 1st. position

 

Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment on this short series, I realise it is a subject of limited interest, I will be posting some more later in the year on a similar subject from 1973 and 1975, think F1.

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 5/5

It is the Tourist Trophy Motorcycle races, which first started in 1907, in the Isle of Man this week so a few pictures until Friday from when I went to the races in 1970. These are scans from 48 year old colour slides, mostly converted to B.& W.as the slide quality of some has started to fall, and taken with the simple camera shown below.

 

Daniels - 500cc. Senior TT race - 27th. position

 

Schauzu - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - 1st. position

 

Thanks to all of you who took the time to comment on this short series, I realise it is a subject of limited interest, I will be posting some more later in the year on a similar subject from 1973 and 1975, think F1.

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

comments (10)

I like the color of the bike on top!
Brian Walbey: Nice isn't it, but with this particular rider my friend and I liked the paint design of his safety helmet, he is a truly proud Welshman and that helmet shows that.
The one fun thing about this series for me, Brian, is that I had never heard of a Halina camera. We learn something new every day!
Brian Walbey: They were very good little cameras, very much a compact style like so many of the digital cameras made to day, plus at that time one had to work out everything before taking the picture, no auto buttons, these days people don't even need to know the rudiments of setting a camera up for a shot.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Jun 2018, 07:00
Yes they are of limited interest Brian
Brian Walbey: There will be some more scans later in the summer of my motor sport photography from decades ago, but next time not motorcycles.
Names like Matchless remind me of how we lost our motorcycle industry in a few short years
Brian Walbey: Unfortunately, like a lot of other industries, our motorcycle industry laughed at the bikes coming over from Japan, little did they want to thnk about what might happen.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Jun 2018, 08:09
No. 7 looks a streamlined machine.
Brian Walbey: No.7 was the bike to have for sidecar racing at the time, powered by a BMW engine. This guy took part in 19 TT races and won 9 of them.
These must bring back memories for you, Brian.
Brian Walbey: They do Tom, I've been over to the IOM 11 times for the racing events over the years.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jun 2018, 15:45
Siegfried Schauzu (Lookat)has a funny, fitting name!
Brian Walbey: He was a very good competitor in his time Philine, he won the German sidecar championship several times. His nickname was 'Siggy', I wonder why smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jun 2018, 15:46
It is the change of equipment that I have found to be of interest. All so very different from what I've seen of this year;'s TT races,
Brian Walbey: Vary diiferent looking, especially in the sidecar class. I am very impressed with the TV coverage this year, I still have a few of the races to watch which I have recorded during the week.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 8 Jun 2018, 20:11
I was always very fascinated by two men racing.... great to see how they lean over by every corner.
These are wonderful pictures, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. The passenger in the sidecar, or chair as it is called, has to work very hard moving from side to side in left and right hand bends. This short video is a good example of what they have to do, they must be mad!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6KvheySggc
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jun 2018, 18:02
'Siggy' is the typical nickname for 'Siegfried'!
Brian Walbey: I thought it is Philine, he is still alive and is 78 years old. Because of his own particular style of sliding his machine round corners he was also known as 'Sideways Sid' smile

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