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Manx Grand Prix Moments 3/5

he Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races are held on the Isle of Man TT Course every year at the end of August and early September. The Manx is considered to be the amateur rider's alternative and a learning experience for the Isle of Man TT races held in May/June. I attended 7 Manx’s between 1968 and 1974, this series is just 5 of the many shots I took over that time using my first 35mm. camera, a short telephoto lens and lford or Kodak Ektachrome slide film.

 

This is a very short video taken at the same bend in 2014, sadly the third rider in this trio crashed at this same corner last Friday evening and died from his injuries:

 

               

 

 

 

 

              

Manx Grand Prix Moments 3/5

he Manx Grand Prix motorcycle races are held on the Isle of Man TT Course every year at the end of August and early September. The Manx is considered to be the amateur rider's alternative and a learning experience for the Isle of Man TT races held in May/June. I attended 7 Manx’s between 1968 and 1974, this series is just 5 of the many shots I took over that time using my first 35mm. camera, a short telephoto lens and lford or Kodak Ektachrome slide film.

 

This is a very short video taken at the same bend in 2014, sadly the third rider in this trio crashed at this same corner last Friday evening and died from his injuries:

 

               

 

 

 

 

              

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2018, 03:16
Many of these riders seemed to have an elegant ridding stance, Brian.
Brian Walbey: None of that hanging off the bike in those days.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Aug 2018, 06:28
A risky business
Brian Walbey: Very much so Chris, my narrative above the video sadly explainas why.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Aug 2018, 08:02
I like the black and white curb stones BriN. Obviously for safety.
Brian Walbey: A lot of the kerbs round the TT course are painted like that.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Aug 2018, 08:51
Totally exposed at those high speeds - if anything goes wrong, there is not a lot to save the rider. But for that adrenaline rush...
Brian Walbey: Did you watch the video and read my notes above it, all very sad.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 29 Aug 2018, 11:55
i quite like that shot of the rider perhaps taking a curve, Brian. those speakers were huge.
Brian Walbey: It's a right angle 30 mph.bend at the bottom of a 160+ mph downhill straight.
Makes you realise what a dangerous sport this can be Brian
Brian Walbey: Dangerous and sad at times, they go into it knowing what could happen, as with any motor sport, they must think it's always going to be the other person not them.
Doing it in style
Brian Walbey: Before the days of hanging off the side of the bike round corners.

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