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Manx Grand Prix Moments 4/5

The 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.

 

                                 

Manx Grand Prix Moments 4/5

The 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.

 

                                 

comments (9)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2018, 04:27
Really great panning! Zoom
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bonnie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2018, 05:55
Enjoying the action bleur on the fence!
Brian Walbey: At that time, 1974, this corner was flat out, around 125 mph., these days the approach is about 180 mph, with a gentle roll of the throttle to get through, spectacular but rather them than me!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Aug 2018, 06:25
A bit like me at school - Did not finish.
Brian Walbey: Ditto Chad.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Aug 2018, 06:36
I remember Ektachrome
Brian Walbey: There was Ektachrome and High Speed Ektachrome, I used the latter for motor sport.
Matchless made some fine bikes
Brian Walbey: They certainly did, both for the road and track.
Another who came off his bike?
Brian Walbey: Very probably broke down Tom.
great panning motion of the cycle Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2018, 18:16
You have certainly got a sense of speed with this Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a very fast bend Anne, indeed with modern machines even faster! See the opening part of the video I have added on Friday.
Nice to look back at life before digital.
Brian Walbey: I agree martin, I have several thousand slides I could scan, not all motor sport. I can't believe I took this 44 years ago.

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