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I am often asked what my TT was over the 63 years I have attending the annual event. A of specific races come to but for an overall TT fortnight 1960 a lot of beating.

For a start, Joes Bar in Street was very popular and was on a Ducati.

1959 had seen the of a new motorcycle team, named who surprised everyone, including by going home with the Team Award on their participation. This success the flood gates and the TT, which had up to had been an event dominated by machines, suddenly became an which was of world wide with entries coming the other side of the planet. We had had riders coming to race but rode the good old British or bikes.

Now the Japanese integrated riders into their to help them to develope machines. By 1964 there many different japanese sending teams of bikes,Suzuki, Kawasaki, Tohatsu, Bridgestone. to but a few. all experiencing success the older european machines. Mv held its own until 1967 Hailwood won on a 500cc Honda 4, so the dominated all the solo classes.

Not long after a japanese machine won the sidecar class.

I am I saw this transition and a new era in the history of the TT. I was

Over the last few years, I enjoyed re-visiting the TT, 50 years on, by my Vast Collection stored in the My package representing 1959 was good for it showed the year the Japanese made their visit to the Isle of Man and left the Manufacturers Team prize, no feat for a team of first-timers on twins.

Honda returned in with re-designed 125s and a set of new 4 cylinder machines which awesome just standing When they fired up it to the true fan, pure but many others stood fingers in their ears,

Here are two 1960 Honda chasing an MZ.

All races had returned to the mile Mountain Course so said the 125s were good enough for the now defunct mile Clypse Course, and would never last the of the Mountain. However they up some well-established TT riders to them with the development.

was joined by a team calling in the programme entries Colleda for This is it) but were actually the Suzuki factory, they had and were starting with two 125cc twins, unusual for capacity. Here below is one of the and the race team at the Fernleigh

So going up into the loft I was at how big and fat was the 1960 bag of info, notes and representing that years TT. I my own special ceremony to re-open bag and in doing so it was like opening Box. (Photographs are reproduced my own personal collection, old motorcycle and the weekly motorcycle papers of the

Where-ever possible, I try to acknowledge the of some of the pictures I have

My parents drove up to Liverpool and the car in a special long-term park. travelled over to the Island as passengers but had the use of a car while they there. They booked the Imperial Hotel.

A few days my girlfriend (her first over) and I flew over Newcastle in a DC-3 (take off arrival at Ronaldsway 17.15) and we signed into the Imperial (see hotel right) She was a single bedroom on one side of my bedroom and I was on the other side. she was enthusiastic enough to get up at 4 am each before we went out to the practicing and we had for a quick cuddle.

I used to say girls don’t mix TT but this was different. We all walked up to the laid-out paddock and warm-up from the sea front and watched the popping into the tent for or soup in between laps. My Dad was a friend of Tommy Ryan and Lisle so thanks to them we were able to get in amongst the

Over the winter the paddock had been updated with a strip.

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Note: A privately Japanese 250cc Yamaha an appearance in practice.

The 350cc Lowboy that appeared in practice, ridden by Eddie

Prior to the TT, Bray Hill, the run up to Crosby and the section from to Brandish had all been re-surfaced and all the removed. At the nineth milestone the had been widened.

We had a full practice week which the Ballacraine Hotel was by lightning on the first Sunday and damaged.

Mitsuo Itoh and Ernst Degner (MZ) came to grief at The Bungalow. wrote off his machine but escaped only a cut lip and abrasions. The Suzuki set about building a replacement

Degner was not so lucky, trapping his between road and foot breaking bones in his foot.

Tommy Robb came off his Monty Matchless at Windy suffering concussion. Four riders including Mike (Ariel) also tumbled so were called in to examine the surfaces for the Creg-ny-Baa section out riders as well including O’Rourke. again.

Matsumoto and Bullock (350 Norton) slid off. The Stewards sent to examine Glen which was causing a few slides.

week was held in fine However we were warned of weather conditions for race

The racing programme was U/Lwt (42 (35 entries) and Lwt (66 entries) all on 13th (TTFan watched the races Ginger Hall, Sulby and the end of Sulby Straight) Junior (98 15th June (TTFan the race from the pits, in Louis Carrs pit !) and Senior (83 17th June (TTFan the race from Creg-ny-Baa, Gate and Kates Cottage)

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