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Manx Grand Prix Moments 5/5

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. 

 

To finish the week off a short onboard video towards the end of the 37.73 mile course on a classic Manx Norton bike, the modern machines are a good deal quicker of course:

 

          

  

Manx Grand Prix Moments 5/5

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. 

 

To finish the week off a short onboard video towards the end of the 37.73 mile course on a classic Manx Norton bike, the modern machines are a good deal quicker of course:

 

          

  

comments (9)

  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 31 Aug 2018, 06:49
Happy memories
Brian Walbey: I had some good times during my many visits to the IOM for the races, it is worth a visit even when there are no races on.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Aug 2018, 07:01
I quite like this shot with the old Shell petrol pumps in the background.
Brian Walbey: The pumps date it don't they.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2018, 08:16
a fine shot with the panning blur, Brian. i tried something similar at the Malaysian F1 race few years ago and had several go's at it before i figured out something half decent.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. I have taken several thousand panned shots over the years, it takes a lot of practice to get just right, the press photogrpahers use motor drives of course, pick a final image from a 100 smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2018, 08:34
The petrol pumps i the background show that this was from a different age.
Brian Walbey: I can't believe I took this 44 years ago, just two years before my son, who is 42 today, was born, time goes far too quickly.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Aug 2018, 08:53
That is so fast, that I can only be aware that there were traffic signs along the road - no idea what they said. And now the bikes are even faster.
Brian Walbey: This is another point on the course where speeds would have been upwards of 130 - 140 mph.at that time, nowadays the modern bikes would be about 160 mph.and accelerating in the same spot!
The video demonstrates the sheer insanity of it! I would be terrified at those speeds!
Brian Walbey: No way would I have done it so how the guys do it these days with speeds even higher I have no idea.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2018, 10:09
I love his tuck!
Brian Walbey: Making the most of getting down behind the screen.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2018, 14:38
The speed of the bike in the video is too fast for my liking smile I certainly wouldn't be able to cope with today's speeds!
Brian Walbey: Too fast for me as well Anne, I had several small bikes over the years but the most I ever done was about 80 mph.and I didn't like that very much and quickly slowed down to a more sensible speed.
It seems that to finish at all is an achievement!
Brian Walbey: Fortunately there are more motorcycle failures than accidents that cause a failure to finish.

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