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photoblog image Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 4/5

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 4/5

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.

 

Steenson - 500cc. Senior TT race - crashed and succumbed to his injuries

 

Woodhouse - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - 9th. position

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races, 1970 4/5

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.

 

Steenson - 500cc. Senior TT race - crashed and succumbed to his injuries

 

Woodhouse - 750cc. Sidecar TT race - 9th. position

 

 

These images were all taken with the camera detailed below:

 

photoblog image Camera.jpg

comments (10)

736cc seems an odd size, Brian...
Brian Walbey: I'm presuming it was a 500 or 650 bored out.
It must have been so exciting to be there - very sad about Mr Steenson.
Brian Walbey: It is an amazing event to watch but sadly I'm now of the opinion that too many riders have been killed over the years, now 200+, and perhaps it has served its time.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Jun 2018, 06:55
Speed can be addictive
Brian Walbey: I guess it can but to ride at 200+ mph down a country road is not my idea of fun even if it is spectacular to watch.
Funny to think this is probably one of the last pictures of him in action.
Brian Walbey: I thought that when I was posting it, indeed I nearly changed my mind. It is an amazing event to watch but sadly I'm now of the opinion that too many riders have been killed over the years, now 200+, and perhaps it has served its time.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Jun 2018, 11:55
Have you any plans to go back again Brian?
Brian Walbey: No we won't go back any more, I have been over to the IOM 11 times for the various motorcycle racing events plus one holiday when there was no racing on because it is such a lovely place to visit, but now we stick within these shores, so to speak.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jun 2018, 15:26
That little Halina was very proficient, despite having what nowadays would be considered as limited specs.
Brian Walbey: It was an altogether very good little camera, I done all sorts of work with it apart from motor sport.
i think you got wonderfully sharp images compared to the available shutter speeds, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, it was a case of pressing the shutter and hoping for the best with it being a fixed focus camera.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2018, 17:26
Good camera work considering what is now quite basic equipment.
Brian Walbey: It was an altogether very good little camera, I done all sorts of work with it apart from motor sport.
Another great pair of action shots!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
good quality scans Brian... i like your points of view....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.

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