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photoblog image Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 1/5

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 1/5

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.

 

Gould - 250cc.Lightweight TT race - 2nd.position

 

Currie - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - Retired

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

 

 

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 1/5

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.

 

Gould - 250cc.Lightweight TT race - 2nd.position

 

Currie - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - Retired

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

 

 

comments (12)

You and your little Halina (which I'd never heard of before) did an amazing job!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. My friend also had one of these but his had an exposure meter built in (not TTL) but I had to use a hand meter.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Jun 2018, 06:08
I remember those primitive Halinas
Brian Walbey: To be honest it was a good little camera, ideal for learning photography because everything had to be done by hand and brain.
You did well with the old Halina. Whatever happened to them I wonder?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. It was a good little camera, ideal for learning photography because everything had to be done by hand and brain. I don't know when they went out of business.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Jun 2018, 08:39
I like the one with the sidecar Brian.
Brian Walbey: This series features a sidecar outfit every day til Friday together with a solo machine.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jun 2018, 14:15
Great action pictures!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne, taken with a very rudimentary camera as you probably noticed.
nicely scanned action shots taken with the Halina 35mm film canera Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
looks like a nifty little thing, Brian. i am staggered that you maintained them after 48 years - they are excellent.
Brian Walbey: It was a nice little camera, one of the first in the style of a modern compact at the time. I still have several thousand colour slides covering a host of subjects, as well as even thousands more B.& W.negatives.
I'd very proud of any photo I took from 1970, Brian. Kudos to you.
Brian Walbey: THanks Ginnie. I still have several thousand colour slides covering a host of subjects, as well as even thousands more B.& W.negatives.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2018, 17:47
I've been watching some of the TT races on ITV4; the super bikes are incredible; so difficult to keep the rubber on the road. I've ridden the TT course on a Lambretta scooter- rather slower!
Brian Walbey: The ITV4 programmes are quite good this year, I caught up with Saturdays Superbike race today and felt the coverage was excellent. I went round on the back of a bike in 1963, I had to get the driver to slow down, he hadn't a clue where he was going! I got my Mini round in about 55 minutes a few years later, my friend acted as ballast in the passenger seat, and I think we managed to just get if off the ground at Ballaugh Bridge!
It did the job, Brian!
Brian Walbey: It was a good little camera Tom, the following year, 1971, I got my first SLR, oh and got married smile
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 4 Jun 2018, 17:47
This is some amazing photography here, Brian. Love it. My dad had a hand exposure meter, worked perfect and he was a genius with it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. It was a good little camera, ideal for learning photography because everything had to be done by hand and brain, just like your dad had to.
Good shots from back in the day, Brian. As our area of work was on the route to the Isle of Man ferries we would see hordes of motor cyclists from all over Europe heading there.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank. I went over to the island for the 1st.time in 1963 on the back of another guys bike, via Liverpool of course, but after that it was mainly by car, one year, coming back, I picked up a puncture in the Mersey Tunnel, an incident best forgotten about!

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