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A superb and rare made from what we is the original negative, of the magnificent Wheeler . seen in action his 250cc Moto Guzzi s.o.h.c. production racer the 1952 Isle of Man 250cc TT which was ridden on June 13, .

This great photograph of the of Man TT was taken during the 250cc of 1952. Arthur Wheeler the race in ninth position . was a great achievement. The race was won by Anderson on the full works of the Albatros, which was the Moto Gambalunghino with an average speed of 83.82 mph ( 134.9 ).

Arthur Wheeler . born in was a Grand Prix motorcycle racer. Wheeler gained a as one of the top privateer racers on the Grand circuit. Born in Epsom,

Wheeler left school at the age of 15 to be an electrician and engineer. He began his motorcycling career campaigning a in grass track racing. a motorcycle shop in 1937, he his profits to enable his motorcycle career.

When World War II Wheeler’s engineering skills led him to chosen to work alongside Wallis in developing the bouncing After the war, his motorcycle boomed, allowing him to undertake a career on the Grand Prix circuit on the European continent. won the 1954 250cc Nations Prix at Monza. was a five-time of the North West 200 race in Ireland and won the Leinster 200 at least

His best season was aboard a Guzzi in 1962, when he won the Argentine Grand Prix and had a place finish in the Isle of Man TT, finishing in third place in the world championship behind Jim and Bob McIntyre. At the end of that year he at the age of 46.

Wheeler continued to develop the outdated Moto Guzzi ceased production around all through his career, using built streamlined dustbin and fairings and along with Ken at Renolds Frames he developed an spine frame with arm rear suspension and oil bearing top Wheeler was a close friend many of the Guzzi factory and it was through Fergus Anderson he acquired his first Guzzi the factory, a pre-war Albatros which was to be developed through the to Gambalunghino spec and beyond. his win at the Nations Grand Prix it was Guzzi factory rider Lorenzetti that gave his stock of factory spare which enabled him to campaign the long after the official team had disbanded.

Moto . also known as Guzzi, is the European manufacturer in continuous production. Established in 1921 in del Lario. Italy.

Moto has led Italy ‘s motorcycling enjoyed prominence in worldwide racing, and led the industry in ground-breaking – for the greater part of its history. The history has been shaped by the of racing, engineering innovation and a adaptation to the changes in the motorcycle since its inception 1921.

Guzzi was conceived by two aircraft and their mechanic serving in the Aeronautico Militare (the Air Corp, CAM ) during World War I: Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Parodi. By happenstance assigned to the Miraglia Squadron based Venice. the three became despite starkly different backgrounds. The trio envisioned a motorcycle company after the

Guzzi would engineer the bikes, Parodi (son of Genovese ship-owners) would the venture, and Ravelli (already a pilot and motocycle racer) promote the bikes with his prowess. Guzzi and Parodi with Parodi’s brother) Moto Guzzi in 1921. ironically, had died just after the war’s end in an aircraft and is commemorated by the eagle’s wings form the Moto Guzzi

Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio along with Giorgio’s Angelo, created a privately silent partnership Società Moto Guzzi on 15 March for the purpose of (according to the original of incorporation) the manufacture and the sale of cycles and any other activity in to or connected to metallurgical and mechanical The formation of the company hinged on an loan of two thousand Lira the Parodis’ father, Emanuele which he gave on 3 January offering the balance of the loan his review of the project’s progress: Giorgio, you can let both your know that I will you for your first 1,500 or Lire.

Although with the that the sum, under no shall be increased. Likewise, I the right to supervise your before giving my agreement to project. The company was legally in Genoa. Italy. with its in Mandello. The very earliest bore the name G.P. though when it started the had changed its name to Moto

As the only actual shareholders, the wanted to shield their fortunes by avoiding confusion of G.P. with Giorgio initials. Carlo Guzzi received royalties for each produced, holding no ownership in the that bore his name. In Moto Guzzi formally as Moto Guzzi S.p.A. Giorgio Parodi as chairman.

Guzzi’s first engine was a horizontal single that the first 45 years of the company’s in various configurations. Through each engine bore the of the mechanic who built it. As originally the company used racing to the brand.

In the 1935 Isle of Man TT, Guzzi factory rider Woods performed an impressive victory with wins in the TT as well as the Senior TT. Until the mid the traditional horizontal four-… cylinder 500 cc engines outfitted one overhead and one side valve known as: IOE, inlet exhaust or F-head) were the performance engines Moto sold to the general public.

By the company supplied the official team and private racers higher performance racing with varying overhead multi-valve configurations and cylinder In the 1950s, Moto Guzzi, with the Italian factories of and Mondial, led the world of Grand motorcycle racing. With and lightweight 250 cc and 350 cc bikes designed by Carcano, the firm dominated the classes.

The factory won five 350 cc world championships between and 1957. In realizing that low alone might not continue to win for the company, Carcano designed the V8 500 cc GP bike—whose engine was to become one of the complex engines of its time. the bike’s having led many and frequently posted the fastest lap it often failed to complete because of mechanical problems.

Ultimately, the V8 was not developed further as Guzzi withdrew (together the main competitors Gilera and from racing after the season citing escalating and diminishing motorcycle sales. By the of its pull out from Grand racing, Moto Guzzi had won official races, 8 World 6 Constructor’s Championships and 11 Isle of Man TT

The period after World War II was as in Mandello del Lario as it was elsewhere in Europe. The solution was production of lighter cycles. The 1946 a 65 cc lightweight motorcycle became popular in post-war Italy.

A 175 cc scooter known as the Galletto sold well. Though cycles for the company, the lighter continue to feature Guzzi’s and commitment to quality. The step-through initially featured a manual, three-speed (160 cc) configuration later a four-speed (175 cc) by the end of 1952. The displacement was increased to 192 cc in and electric start was added in

Moto Guzzi was limited in its to penetrate the important scooter as motorcycle popularity waned WWII. Italian scooter would not tolerate an incursion Moto Guzzi. By innovating the large-wheeled scooter, Guzzi less directly with of small-wheeled scooters such as (Vespa) and Lambretta.

To illustrate the balance within the Italian motorcycle and scooter markets, Guzzi developed their own for a small-wheeled scooter, Lambretta with a prototype for a small motorcycle threatening to directly on Moto Guzzi’s turf. The two compromised: Guzzi never their small-wheeled scooter and never manufactured the motorcycle.

the drive train that made in their 1953 prototype remarkably resembles the + drive shaft arrangement Guzzi developed more ten years later, ultimately to iconic of the company. By 1964, the was in full financial crisis. Parodi and his son Giorgio had died, Guzzi had retired to private and direction passed to Enrico Giorgio’s brother.

Carlo died on 3 November 1964. in after a brief hospital in Davos. In February 1967, (Società Esercizio Industrie Meccaniche), a state controlled took ownership of Moto The SEIMM oversight saw Moto adapting to a cultural shift from motorcycles to automobiles.

The focused on popular lightweight including the Dingo and Trotter — and the 125 cc motorcycle. Also during the years Guzzi developed the 90° V engine, designed by Giulio Carcano, which would iconic of Moto Guzzi.

Moto Guzzi has employed of myriad configurations, none has to symbolize the company more the air-cooled 90° V-twin with a crankshaft orientation and the engine’s cylinder heads projecting on either side of the bike. The V-twin was designed in the early by engineer Giulio Cesare designer of the DOHC V8 Grand racer.

The air-cooled, longitudinal transverse cylinder, pushrod began life with 700 cc and 45 hp (34 kW) – designed to win a competition sponsored by the government for a new police bike. The shaft-drive, air-cooled V-twin giving Moto Guzzi competitiveness. This 1967 Guzzi V7 with the original engine has been continuously into the 1200 cc, 80 hp (60 kW) versions today (2006).

Lino redesigned the motor for the 1971 Guzzi V7 Sport. This is the basis of the currently used 750 cc, cc and 1200 cc Guzzi engines. the longitudinal crankshaft and orientation of the creates a slight gyroscope with a slightly asymmetrical in turns.

After experiencing difficulties in the late 1960s, De Industries Inc. (D.T.I. or DTI), manufacturer of the De Tomaso and luxury cars, owned by industrialist Alejandro de Tomaso, SEIMM (and thereby Guzzi) along with and Maserati in 1973.

Under stewardship, Moto Guzzi to profitability, though other suggest a period of limited in Moto Guzzi followed to DTI using Moto Guzzi prioritizing their automotive In 1976 Guzzi released the 850 Le a cafe racer that was a masterpiece and still today one of the most iconic and sought of all Guzzis.

A marketing success would compete with Italian superbikes, it spawned later models from II to its culmination in the 1990s, the Mark V. The model is known widely but as the Mark I. Technically, it is simply the 850 Le It was named in homage to the 24-Hour race and circuit in France. The I had two production runs with modifications.

The first run, as Series 1, used the roundish CEV used on many Italian of the decade. Less than of the round taillight bikes made and they are the most Guzzi of the era. The second run, known as the Series 2 and around 4,000 bikes, a De Tomaso-designed rectangular taillight/reflector and rear guard. This was used on the Mark II and SP models.

The and guard was the biggest change Series 1 and 2 but other modifications later inclusion of a tripmeter, fork lowers, a more dual seat that the split-proned original seat, pipe heel guards and fuel taps. The extra compared to the T3 model paid for items such as high domed pistons, larger and exhaust valves and Dell’Orto pumper carbs with grey plastic velocity

Most Mk I bikes were red although a very small were painted in metallic ice An exceedingly small number of 2 bikes were white. In a small block version of the V-twin designed by engineer Tonti was introduced as the V35. when introduced, the design horizontally split crankcases and heads. The former was a common of contemporary Japanese motorcycle whilst the latter was widely in car engines.

Both features more efficient mass and also the design of the engine and components cut the weight from 548 lb ( 249 kg ) of the 850 T3 to the 385 lb ( 175 kg ) of the V35. The power of the original V35 at 35 bhp (26 kW) was with engines of comparable of the period — later larger (V50, V65, V75) rapidly outclassed by competing cooled engines.

Notably, the and Nevada today feature a of Tonti’s V35 engine: the 750 cc V-twin, at 48 bhp (36 kW). With its ease of durability and even, flat curve, the engine design suitable to everyday, real-world As Guzzi continued to develop the power was increased in the mid 1980s Guzzi created 4 valve of the small block series.

Of these, the 650 and the 750 were rated at 60 bhp (45 kW) and 65 bhp (48 kW) The production of the 4-valve small engines ended in the later Moto Guzzis have an hydraulic integrated brake where the right front works off the handlebar lever, the left front and the rear work off the foot brake. The front fork used in motorcycles of the later 1970s and is a Guzzi invention.

Instead of the damping oil in the fork it is in a cartridge. Oil in the is purely for lubrication.

The International of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is a racing event held on the of Man and was for many years the most motor-cycle race in the world. The was part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand World Championship during the 1949-1976 before being to the United Kingdom after concerns and run by the FIM as the British Grand for the 1977 season.

The Isle of Man TT became part of the TT Formula 1 during the period 1977-1990 to the event’s racing status. 1989 the racing has been by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism as the of Man TT Festival.

The race is run in a time-trial on public roads closed for by the provisions of an Act of Tynwald (the of the Isle of Man ). The first race was on Tuesday 28 May 1907 and was called the Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy. The was organised by the Auto-Cycle Club 10 laps of the St John’s Short of 15 miles 1,470 yards for touring motor-cycles with silencers, saddles, pedals and

The winner of the single-cylinder class, and winner of the first event in was Charlie Collier riding a motor-cycle in a time of 4 hours, 8 and 8 seconds at an average race of 38.21 mph. The winner of the class was Rem Fowler riding a engined Norton in a time of 4 21 minutes and 52 seconds at an average speed of 36.21 mph.

The presented to Charlie Collier as the of the 1907 Isle of Man TT Race, was by the Marquis de Mouzilly St. Mars. It a stylised version of Olympic God by Giovanni Da Bologna as a silver astride a winged wheel.

The was similar in design to the 18 carat Montague Trophy presented to Napier (Arrol-Johnston) as the inaugural of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy car in 1905 now known as the RAC Tourist The Marquis de Mouzilly St. Mars is now presented annually to the winner of the of Man Senior TT Motor-Cycle Race.

The Isle of Man TT was the Centenary event ran between 26 May and 8 June 2007 and a special Re-enactment of the 1907 of Man TT Race held on the village next to Tynwald Hill in St on Monday 28 May 2007. The vintage of 100 classic motor-cycles for the Centenary on the original St John’s Short was flagged away by former Motor-Cycle Champion Geoff

The first of the participants to be flagged was the recently restored twin-cylinder ridden by Rem Fowler during the Isle of Man TT Race in 1907. participating in the 2007 Re-enactment was TT competitor Guy Martin riding a Triumph Tiger 100 500cc and former TT competitors including Cathcart, Sammy Miller, Jefferies and Mick Grant completed the Re-enactment lap.

racing began on the Isle of Man in with the Gordon Bennett Trial and were originally to touring automobiles. As the Motor Car Act placed a speed restriction of 20 mph on in the UK. Julian Orde, Secretary of the Car Club of Britain and Ireland the authorities in the Isle of Man for the permission to automobiles on public roads.

The (Light Locomotive) Act 1904 permission in the Isle of Man for the 52.15 Highlands Course for the 1904 Bennett Eliminating Trial was won by Clifford Earl (Napier) in 7 26.5 minutes for 5 laps ( miles ) of the Highlands Course. The Gordon Bennett Trial was on the 30th May 1905 and was again won by Earl driving a Napier in 6 hours and 6 minutes for 6 laps of the Course.

This was followed in 1905 with the first of Man Tourist Trophy Race for automobiles, now known as the RAC Tourist and was won by John Napier (Arrol-Johnston) in 6 and 9 minutes at an average speed of mph. For the 1905 Gordon Eliminating Trial it was decided to run an trial for motor-cycles the day after for a to represent Great Britain in the Motor-Cycle Cup Races.

An accident at Hairpin forced-out one of the pre-race and the inability of the motor-cycle competitors to the steep Mountain Section of the forced the organisers to use a 25-mile of the Gordon Bennett Trial This ran from Douglas to Castletown and then north to along the primary A3 road and to the start at the Quarterbridge in Douglas via and Glen Vine along the Snaefell Mountain Course in the direction.

The 1905 International Cup Race for 5 laps ( 125 miles ) was won by Campbell (Ariel) despite a during a pit-stop in 4 hours, 9 and 36 seconds at an average race of 30.04 mph. During the International Cup for Motor-Cycles held in the event was plagued by accusations of and sharp practices.

A conversation on the journey home between the of the Auto-Cycle Club, Freddie and the brothers from the Matchless company, Charlie Collier and Collier and the Marquis de Mouzilly St led to a suggestion for a race the following for road touring motor-cycles on the automobile races to be held in the of Man on closed public roads. The new was proposed by the Editor of The Motor-Cycle at the annual dinner of the Auto-Cycle held in London on 17 January

It was proposed that the races run in two classes with single-cylinder to average 90 mpg-imp (0.031 and twin-cylinder machines to average 75 (0.038 l/km) fuel To emphasise the road touring of the motor-cycles, there were for the inclusion of saddles, pedals, and exhaust silencers and the first the 1907 Isle of Man TT race, was won by Collier at an average race of 38.21 mph and the winner of the twin-cylinder was Rem Fowler riding a Norton at an average race speed of mph.

For the 1908 race, the fuel was raised to 100 mpg-imp (0.028 for single-cylinder machines and 80 mpg-imp l/km) for twin-cylinder machines and the use of was banned. The race was won by Jack on a Triumph motor-cycle at an average of 40.49 mph. For the 1909 of Man TT races, the fuel consumption was abandoned along with the use of silencers.

The single-cylinder machines limited to a capacity of 500 cc and the twin-cylinder to a 750 cc engine capacity. Due to the concern increasing lap-speed, the 1910 of Man TT the capacity of the twin-cylinder machines reduced to 670 cc. However, Harry riding a BAT twin-cylinder motor-cycle the lap record to an average speed of mph ( 85.54 km/h ), later of the 1910 event on the wooden at Ballacraine corner.

The first TT over the Snaefell Mountain or Mountain Course was the 1911 of Man TT Races. This was followed in with the introduction of the Manx Motorcycle Road Races a race originally reserved for and raced on the same Mountain In 1930 it changed its name to the Grand Prix. For the 1911 two separate races were

A four lap Junior TT Race for 300 cc and 340 cc twin cylinder motor-cycles and was the event on the new course and was contested by 35 It was won by Percy J. Evans riding a motor-cycle in 3 hours, 37 minutes and 7 at an average speed of 41.45 The Senior TT Race was open for 500 cc and 585 cc twin-cylinder motor-cycles and was contested 5 laps of the new 37.5 mile Mountain Course.

The new technical of the Mountain Course forced on entrants and motor-cycle manufacturers The American Indian Motor-Cycle fitted a two-speed gearbox and This proved to be the winning when Oliver Godfrey won the Isle of Man Senior TT race an Indian in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 10 at an average speed of 47.63

In contrast the Matchless motor-cycles fitted with a six-speed drive and Charlie Collier a Matchless motor-cycle finished in the 1911 Senior TT race but was disqualified for illegal refuelling. practice for the 1911 race Surridge died after his Rudge motor-cycle at Glen

For the 1912 event the single and cylinder classes were with a 350 cc capacity limit for the TT and a 500 cc capacity for motor-cycles for the Senior TT In 1913 Major Tommy replaced Freddie Straight as of the Auto-Cycle Club and promptly to make the races more The Junior and Senior races to be run in sections.

The Junior TT race was into two races of two and four and the Senior TT race consisted of a lap race followed by a four lap combined with the Junior TT In 1914 the Junior TT was reduced to 5 and the start-line moved to the top of Bray to increase paddock space of the The use of crash-helmets was made compulsory.

The Junior TT was held in heavy and mist on the Mountain Section of the and was won by Eric Williams riding an AJS in 4 hours, 6 minutes and 50 seconds at an speed of 45.58 mph. The was marred by the … of Frank riding a Royal Enfield who had been leading until a on the third-lap.

In the following pursuit of the he fell twice and on the last-lap the finish line in Ballanard and crashed into a wooden placed across the road and declared a third place by the ACU race committee. Motor-cycle in the Isle of Man did not restart after the end of the World War until 1920.

were made to the Mountain and competitors now turned left at and followed the primary A18 Mountain to Governor’s Bridge with a new line on Glencrutchery Road lengthened the course to 37 ¾ miles. The Junior TT Race included for the time a new Lightweight class for of 250 cc engine capacity.

The Lightweight of the 1920 Junior TT race was won by Clarke riding a Levis and he may won the event overall but crashed at the Milestone on the last lap, fourth overall. The 1921 TT race was won by Howard Davies a 350 cc Junior TT AJS by a margin of 2 minutes and 3 from Freddie Dixon and Le Vack.

For 1922 the ACU introduced for 250 cc a Lightweight TT race and the first was Geoff S Davison riding a motor-cycle at an average race of 49.89. The 1922 Junior TT was won by local Isle of Man competitor Tom riding an AJS motor-cycle at an average speed of 54.75 mph. crashing twice, a broken and a fire in the pits, Stanley riding a Cotton managed to in 5th place in the 1922 Junior TT

In the 1922 Senior TT Race, Bennett riding a Sunbeam led all 6 laps from start to to win from Walter Brandish a Triumph. More changes to the followed in 1923 with the of a private road between Square and May Hill in Ramsey. The had previously had negotiated Albert and Tower Road in Ramsey and the new length was now 37.739 miles to 37.733 miles in 1938).

of the Mountain Course was named after Walter Brandish at a corner between Creg-ny-Baa and and broke a leg. The first TT race was held in 1923 3 laps ( 113 miles ) and was won by Freddie and passenger Walter Denny a special Douglas banking-sidecar race speed of 53.15

The Senior TT Race of 1923 was in poor weather and local knowledge allowed local of Man competitor Tom Sheard riding a motor-cycle to win his second TT Race to add to his win in the 1922 Junior TT Race on an AJS Another first-time winner of a TT in 1923 was Stanley Woods to victory in the Junior TT Race on a

In 1924, an Ultra-Lightweight TT Race was for motor-cycles of 175 cc engine capacity the introduction of a Lightweight TT Race in The 1924 Ultra-Lightweight TT was allowed to with a massed-start for competitors than pairs for the normal format of the Isle of Man TT Races. The winner of the Ultra-Lightweight TT in 1924 was Porter riding a New Gerrard at average speed of 51.20

The Lightweight TT and the Senior TT Races of were run in conjunction and Eddie (the brother to Ken Twemlow) a New Imperial motor-cycle won at an average speed of 55.44 mph. The TT Race of 1924 like the TT Race of the same year was run at record breaking pace and was the with a race average over 60 mph and was won by Alec Bennett a Norton motor-cycle.

After retirements in 1924, Wal L. Handley won the Junior TT Race over 6 of the Mountain Course for Rex-Acme at an average speed of 65.02 Later in the week Wal L. Handley the first TT rider to win two races in a when he won the Ultra-Lightweight TT Race on a Rex-Acme motor-cycle.

The 1925 TT Race was sensationally won by Howard while competing against the teams with a motor-cycle of his own a HRD Motorcycles at an average speed of mph. Further changes in 1926 with the scrapping of the and Ultra-Lightweight TT Races from the of entries. Most of the Snaefell Course had now been completely including the narrow sections on the A18 Road.

Another change in was the ban on alcohol based fuels competitors to use road petrol. these changes the prestige of the of Man TT Races had encouraged the Italian manufacturers Bianchi, Garelli and Guzzi to enter. The 1926 TT Race produced one of the most events in the history of the Isle of Man TT described by the magazine The Motor-Cycle as the Incident.

The Italian rider Ghersi was excluded from place for using a different in the engine of his Moto Guzzi. The Senior TT Race produced the 70 mph lap and was again set by Jimmy Simpson on an AJS in 32 minutes and 9 seconds an average of 70.43 mph. More occurred in 1927 with a accident during practice to Birkin a brother to Tim Birkin of the Boys fame.

The corner in Michael where the accident was renamed Birkin’s Bend and 1928 practice sessions held on closed-roads. The newly ‘positive-stop’ foot gear-change by gave Alex Bennett his TT Race win in the 1928 Junior TT at an average race speed of mph from his team-mate Harold

The 1929 Lightweight TT Race was led for 5 by Pietro Ghersi on a Motor competing in his first TT race the disqualification in the ‘Guzzi Incident’ of Despite Pietro Ghersi the fastest lap at an average speed of mph, engine failure the win to Syd Crabtree. During the 1929 TT Race a number of riders at Greeba Castle after Wal L. clipped the hedge and crashed.

included Jimmy Simpson, Amott riding for Rudge and Lamb who later died of his on the way to Nobles Hospital. Charlie completed a Senior TT double by the 1929 Senior TT Race at an race speed of 72.05 The 1930s were a decade in the Isle of Man TT races became the motor-cycling event in the racing and are seen as the classic era of racing in the of Man.

A number of changes to the Mountain Course during the with extensive road on the A18 Mountain Road and the removal of the bridge at Ballig for the 1935 season in the Isle of Man. The produced a number of changes for the of Man TT Races in which the event more commercialised. The George film No Limit (1936 used the 1935 Isle of Man TT as a backdrop for filming.

Also, the saw increasing use of the TT races by motor-cycle to show-case their products. As a the 1930s produced an increased of motor-cycle development, with the of supercharging and over-head camshaft plunger rear suspension, and front forks.

These improvements were played out by the British motor-cycle manufacturers as AJS, Rudge, Sunbeam, and gradually being eclipsed by the of the works Nortons. Increasing by foreign manufacturers in the 1930s works entries from DKW, NSU, Bianchi and Guzzi at the Isle of Man TT races. The competition produced a frantic for more engine power and handling.

At first, better was the best way to produce faster lap but as the power advantage of supercharged increased, their lap speeds to match and finally overtook the Consequently, by 1938, most manufacturers had a supercharged machine test. Increased professionalism by the TT during the 1930s was the reason for Woods parting with motor-cycles, despite the winning of TT races in 2 years, over the of prize money.

Woods Husqvarna, and later rode for Guzzi and Velocette. The 1930 TT Race was won by Rudge with Wal L. becoming the first TT rider to win in all major TT Race classes and the lap under 30 minutes of the Mountain The 1931 TT Race meeting was dominated by the battle between and Norton motor-cycles.

The 1931 TT Race provided Tim Hunt a popular Junior/Senior double win and produced the first 80 mph lap by Jimmy on a Norton motor-cycle. The 1932 TT meeting was watched by Prince Duke of Kent the first visitor to the Isle of Man TT Races.

The Senior TT Race provided Woods with the Norton and another Junior/Senior double Also on the first lap, Wal L. riding for Rudge, crashed at the Milestone sustaining a back and retired. The place on the TT course the incident occurred was renamed Corner. The 1933 Senior TT gave Stanley Woods Junior/Senior double win, works Nortons taking the four places, ridden by Simpson, Tim Hunt and Jimmie

The 1934 TT Races was another Junior/Senior win for Jimmie Guthrie and the TT race for Jimmy Simpson. For the TT Races, Stanley Woods another surprise by moving to Guzzi and was a debut event for the Omobono Tenni.

The 1935 Senior TT Race one of the most dramatic TT races, as the Guzzi pit attendants made for Stanley Woods to refuel on the lap, but Woods went through the TT grandstand area stopping and went on to win by 4 seconds Jimmie Guthrie. Despite during the 1936 Junior TT Jimmie Guthrie won the 1936 TT Race, avenging his dramatic the previous year.

The 1937 TT produced the first foreign when the Italian TT rider, Tenni won the Lightweight race. Guthrie was … a few weeks while riding for the Norton during the 1937 German Prix. The 1938 TT Races the first German winner Ewald Kluge won the 1938 TT Race and became the first European Motor-Cycle Champion for the DKW team.

In the 1939 Isle of Man TT the works Norton team did not as the Norton factory were over to war production. Although the model Norton was provided to Daniell and Freddie Frith to the 1939 TT Races provided Woods with a tenth TT aboard a Velocette in the Junior TT and a well judged first win for E A Mellors riding a Benelli in the Lightweight TT Race.

The Blue race of the Isle of Man TT Races was won for the time by a foreign competitor Georg ‘Schorsch’ Meier won the Senior TT Race riding for the BMW motor-cycle team. In the 1930s, TT were allowed to keep the for a year. The 1939 factory BMW that won the 1939 Senior TT spent the war years buried in a and the Senior TT trophy was discovered in a shop in Vienna at the end of the war.

racing did not return to the Isle of Man and the Course until September with the first post-war the 1946 Manx Grand For the 1947 Isle of Man TT Races a of changes occurred to the race and the rules governing the races. the inclusion of a Clubmans TT Races for Junior and Senior production

Second, and more important the governing all international road were changed to effectively ban all of supercharging. The 1949 Isle of Man TT was the first event of the inaugural Grand Prix World and Les Graham the first 500 cc World finished 10th in the 1949 TT Race.

For the 1951 Isle of Man TT the TT Race was re-introduced that was won by McCandless riding a Mondial at an average race speed of mph. From 1947 to there occurred a number of changes and improvements. Road occurred between the 33rd and Keppel Gate for the 1947 and further major changes for the Isle of Man TT Races with alterations to Ballaugh Bridge.

Signpost Corner and Governor’s Also the 1954 Isle of Man TT was the first year of the Clypse the re-introduction of the Sidecar TT Race and the ever female competitor, Stoll, to enter an Isle of Man TT The 1950s may be seen as a decade the course and race changes the of Man TT Races evolved into the event that occurs

Perhaps seen as the golden-era, the for the Isle of Man TT Races mirrored in the motor-cycling industry and motor-cycling and the increasing globalisation of not only of racing, but also of the motor-cycle As with the 1930s, the period 1947 to 1959 the dominance of the motor-cycle industry was gradually by increased European competition. throughout the 1950s this was through increased technological

The introduction of the Featherbed frame and the Norton Kneeler concept by the Norton team it was not sufficient to the multi-cylinder European motor-cycles Gilera and Moto Guzzi. problems led to the demise of the Norton and along with other British motor-cycle manufacturers BSA, Matchless and Velocette and replaced by European competition CZ, DKW, Ducati, Mondial, MV and NSU at the Isle of Man TT Races.

By the end of the 1950s, the Germany motor-cycle firm MZ the Isle of Man TT Races to improve Walter Kaaden designed technology. The 1959 Isle of Man TT was the first race for the fledgling Honda team when Taniguchi finished in 6th place in the 125 cc Ultra-Lightweight TT Race on the Clypse at an average race speed of mph. Pre-war, the Isle of Man TT was seen as the preserve of British, and Commonwealth competitors.

This was first broken by Omobono as the first foreign winner in As the Isle of Man TT Races became a Championship event in 1949, the period produced race from European competitors as Carlo Ubbiali and Tarquinio The first New Zealand winner was Rod in 1954 and first competitor Southern Rhodesia was Ray Amm when he at the 1951 Isle of Man TT Races.

a win by Eric Oliver at the first war Sidecar TT race, this became dominated by German and competitors such as Walter Fritz Hillebrand, Fritz and Helmut Fath. For the Senior TT this was still dominated by new TT competitors, Geoff Duke the 1955 Senior TT Race, Surtees riding for MV Agusta and Bob in the 1957 Isle of Man TT races headlined when he recorded the 100 mph ( 160 km/h ) lap, riding for motor-cycles.

The 1958 Isle of Man TT was the debut event for another rider with the 18 year old Hailwood who would dominate the decade. For the 1960 Isle of Man TT the Sidecar TT Race returned to the Mountain Course for the first-time 1925, along with the and Lightweight classes with the of TT racing on the Clypse Course.

A of changes occurred to the Mountain during the 1960s with road widening at Ballig and at Greeba Bridge. Other features included the introduction of a helicopter for the 1963 Isle of Man TT and was used for the first-time when Godfrey crashed at the exit to Cottages during the 1963 TT race.

Despite problems the sidecar class, the winner of the Sidecar TT race was Helmut riding a BMW outfit at an average of 84.40 mph. The 1962 of Man TT races produced the first of the newly introduced 50 cc Ultra-Lightweight when Ernst Degner won the race (75.46 miles) for at an average speed of 75.12

This was followed with Itoh becoming the first winner of an Isle of Man TT Race the 50 cc Ultra-Lightweight TT race again for in 1963. For the Diamond Jubilee in 1967 the Production TT races introduced consisting of three a 250 cc, a 500 cc, and a 750 cc run at the same time but each a separate Le Mans start at 5 after each other.

Hartle was the winner of the first 750 cc class at an average race of 91.40 mph riding a Triumph Bonneville. The 250 cc class was controversial due to the use of exhausts by the Bultaco team. In the Isle of Man TT races the Production rules were changed.

But the the winner, and 2nd placed man, of 250 cc race were under and were excluded for the same (using a racing exhaust) but reinstated on appeal by the R.A.C.because of the of an official translation of the law in Spain on the of silencing. 1968 was also the year of the 50 cc Ultra-Lightweight class Australian Barry Smith for Derbi at an average speed of mph.

The first non-championship for sidecars not exceeding 750 cc was introduced in and won by Terry Vinicombe riding a BSA outfit. The 1969 Production TT were honoured by the presence of the of Edinburgh as starter. The race off without any controversy with a new set of being strictly enforced and therefore probably the first fair production races.

The was a 750 cc race in which Malcolm twice topped the 100-mph lap on the Triumph Bonneville and set an average speed of 99.99 mph. The 500 cc and 250 cc provided their own dramas Graham Penny bringing his 450 cc home first after the Tony Dunnell on a three Kawasaki crashed. The 250 race had a leader on each lap ending Mike Rogers taking the on his 250 cc Ducati Mach 1 giving their very first of Man win.

From 1949 to the race was part of the Motorcycle Prix World Championship and was the of the British Grand Prix. The came under increasing due to safety concerns despite by the ACU to retain its world championship When Italian rider Parlotti was … during the TT, his close friend and the reigning champion Giacomo Agostini, that he would never race on the Isle of Man.

riders joined Agostini’s and by the 1976 season, only a of serious Grand Prix were among the entrants. after the 1976 TT, the FIM made the announcement that the TT, once the prestigious race on the Grand calendar, was stripped of its world status. The Grand Prix was moved to the UK with the 1977 Grand Prix being at Silverstone.

In the early 21st the premier TT racing bikes the Snaefell course at an average exceeding 120 mph ( 193 km/h ). Record include David Jefferies who set a lap of 127.29 mph (204.81 km/h) in This was surpassed by John during the 2004 TT on a Yamaha R1 a time of 17 min 43.8 s; an average lap of 127.68 mph (205.43 km/h).

lowered this even at the 2007 TT, setting a time of for an average speed of 130.354 mph km/h) becoming the first to break the 130 mph limit on the Snaefell circuit. The most successful was Joey Dunlop who won 26 times in classes from 1977 to For 2009, the Manx government a new event to the June race The Time Trial eXtreme Prix (TTXGP) was billed as the zero-emissions motorcycle race.

any technology could enter, as a matter zero emissions electric. The oldest motor-cycle circuit still in use is the Snaefell Course over which the of Man Tourist Trophy races are

Starting at the town of Douglas on the coast, the course takes a sweep to the west and north to the town of Ramsey on the north-east and thence return to the starting each lap measuring 37 3/4 miles km) and taking in over 200 bends climbing from sea level to an of over 1,300 ft ( 396 m ). This is the epitome of the natural road all the roads used being public highways closed for the and practice sessions. Traditionally in the last week of May and the first of June, the TT races create a atmosphere.

Picnicking crowds the circuit are reminiscent of the community that are part of another of cycle racing in a different — Le Tour de France. the TT Festival it is difficult to travel or around the island because of the closures. There is a TT access in Douglas that gives to the centre of the Mountain Course the event.

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