Author: The Crowood Press Posted on: Wednesday, May 23 2007
100 Years of the Isle of Man TT
A Century of Motorcycle Racing David Wright
over the every-day roads of the Isle of Man for the past 100 years, the
world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive
generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed,
belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of
today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks
and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the
fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374
mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy.
book reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of
great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo
Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others.
It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race
organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them
all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that
has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to almost 130 mph.
David Wright is the author of several motorcycle history books,
including Vincent published by Crowood. His deep interest in the TT goes back
to his youth and this book is the culmination of years of research. He lives on
the Isle of Man.
date: 5/21/2007 246 x 189mm 272 pages 250 colour photographs
ISBN 1861269064 ISBN-13 9781861269065 Hardback £25.00 WGCK:
Motorcycles: General Interest
The world-famous Isle
of Man Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive
generations of motorcyclists over the past 100 years.
Written in an
easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great
riders, machines, mechanical developments and race
Superbly illustrated with over 250 colour
David Wright, motorcycle history author and resident of
the Isle of Man, has a deep routed interest in the TT and this book is the
culmination of years of resarch.