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The 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT brought together some of the finest bikes and riders of the last 60 years to celebrate the long, rich history of the famous TT Mountain Course.Jim Redman, Stuart Graham and the Team Obsolete Honda RC165 six-cylinder 250cc Grand Prix racer were one of the highlights of the packed schedule.Another was the stunning Kay Engineering 500cc Gilera, on the Island to bring back to life Bob McIntyres landmark achievement of the first 100mph lap of the Course in 1957.With Brittens, Nortons, rare Hondas, and a whole host of special road and race bikes on track it is now wonder the VMCC Festival of Jurby proved as popular as ever.Add to the race and display excitement all the fun of the Paddock Carnival and it is easy to see why the Classic TT grows with every passing year. If you couldnt make it in 2017, this is the perfect guide to what you missed out on, if you did go it is a great memento of an exciting event.
Isle of Man TT 2017 was full of firsts: The first Suzuki Superbike win for nearly a decade, for Michael Dunlop. The first TT podium finish for Peter Hickman, followed by four more over the week. The first Superbike TT win for Ian Hutchinson since his fantastic run of five victories in 2010. The first non-British Privateer Champion, Austrias Horst Saiger.And, most sensationally of all, the first 117mph lap of the TT course by sidecar, for Champions Ben and Tom Birchall. It was also the first TT this century without John McGuinness on the start line, but as you will see the absence of the reigning King of the Mountain only spurred the young pretenders to even greater heights.Featuring thrilling highlights of each and every race, interviews with the key riders and loads of analysis of the action, both on track and off it, the review is truly unmissable.
Running Time: 120 minutes
The Southern 100 is a remarkable road race that has always been so much more than the sum of its parts.Nicknamed the Friendly Races for the warm welcome it extends to all who race or watch, for sixty years the Southern 100 has been a firm favourite on the road racing calendar.Raced on the technical 4.25 mile Billown Course, which has hardly changed since the first races in 1955, greats like Bob McIntyre, John Hartle, Joey Dunlop, Ray McCullough, Brian Reid and Phil McCallen have carved their own pieces of Southern 100 history. Some racers have become almost synonymous with Southern, in particular Ian Lougher and Chris Palmer, who each became great supporters of the races and in return received plenty of support from the fans.This DVD has mined a rich vein of nostalgia to bring together a fascinating history of the first sixty years of the Southern 100. Packed with footage and photographs showing some of the most memorable moments from Derek Ennetts win in the inaugural 350cc event to the great battles between Guy Martin and Michael Dunlop of recent years, this is a superb memento of an historic year for the Southern 100.
This is the story of the Isle of Man TT from its beginning in 1907 to the record-breaking 2015 meeting.For over 100 years the TT has attracted the best and bravest riders to challenge the mighty 37.73-mile Mountain Course. This definitive history of the TT explores the heritage of the worlds most famous real road race. Superb footage, revealing interviews and thoroughly researched commentary tells the story of the TT from its humble beginnings to the ultra-fast modern era. Based on the highly acclaimed three-part Isle of Man TT Races video series, this two-DVD set contains revised, updated and extended footage, plus additional material covering the triumphs, tragedies, controversies and record-breaking performances right through to 2015, when records tumbled once again in both solo and sidecar classes, thanks to legends like John McGuinness and Dave Molyneux. Compiled from the highlights of thousands of hours of archive footage, The History of the TT also includes dozens of specially recorded interviews with riders, officials and personalities. This comprehensive record of iconic race also includes a special tribute to one of the TTs greatest racers and ambassadors, Joey Dunlop. Plus, this two-DVD set includes Sounds of the TT 1957-1968. Enjoy the glorious sounds of the TT during a golden era for motorcycle racing, from Manx Norton to the Yamaha 125/4. You will be enthralled by more than 70 sounds of legendary bikes and riders on full song at the TT.
Running Time: 138 miinutes
For more than a century motorcyclists have rightly regarded winning the Isle of Man Senior TT Race as the zenith of two-wheeled achievement. Many of the biggest names such as Woods, Guthrie, Duke, Surtees and Hailwood are engraved on the base of the iconic statue of Hermes first presented by The Marquis de Mouzilly St. Mars in 1907. In the late 80s competition was particularly fierce as King of the Mountain Joey Dunlop fought off the growing challenge of the young pretenders like Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop. As Hizzy and Foggy stretched themselves the scene was set for one of the most exciting TT races of all-time; the 1992 Senior. Records were shattered and a new generation of heroes inscribed their names in the history books. Whether you were there the first time around or are just discovering the excitement of TTs past, youll love this release from Duke Video which brings together original TV highlight programmes from eight years of brilliant racing. Please note: This DVD has been put together from original footage which may be of lower quality than modern standards. Its still awesome
Running Time: 214 minutes
Before World Superbikes there was another World Championship for production-based motorcycles: The TT Formula 1.As its name suggests the main event took place on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course and formed the centre piece of the Tourist Trophy after it ceased to be a Grand Prix World Championship round.The rivalry between the major manufacturers was intense as - unlike Grand Prix racing - Joe Public could go out and buy a bike very similar to the winning machine.This collection of programmes captures the authentic atmosphere of the event between 1987 and 1994 in the original highlights packages broadcast on the fledgling BSkyB.Greats like Joey Dunlop, Steve Hislop, Carl Fogarty and Phillip McCallen were winners during this era but other equally talented riders made their very best efforts to take the laurels.Steve Cull, Trevor Nation, Johnny Rea, Robert Dunlop and Roger Burnett are just a few of the huge field of riders who took on the challenge of the 37.73 mile Mountain Course.Some of the most memorable TT moments took place in the F1 race including Steve Hislop's breathtaking ride in the 1989 race or his Norton heroics in 1992. Featuring RC30s, Norton Rotary, Yamaha OW01 and Honda RVFs this is a high octane blast down memory lane.Note: This product features original footage which may be grainy or lower quality than modern standards
Running Time:80 minutes
This DVD is a warm and personal tribute to the ordinary men and women who compete on the extraordinary Isle of Man TT mountain circuit. Held annually over two weeks in late August, the Manx Grand Prix is motorcycle racing in its purest form, an event that allows racers of all ages and aspirations to face their ultimate challenge. Just taking part is a personal victory - compete here you are a Grand Prix Racer, and that can never be taken away from you.From the arrival of the racers to the final chequered flag of the fortnight, we hear from organisers, officials, marshals, fans and , essentially, the racers to discover what the MGP is all about. Further insight is offered by mountain course specialists such as Michael Rutter, Mick Grant, Phillip McCallen, Michael Dunlop and Maria Costello.Share the highs and lows of the "Manx" with a colourful cast of newcomers, from the disaster of failing to qualify to the triumph of completing the race, or even winning.
Running Time: 101 minutes
In this fascinating documentary, poignant family memories and the personal recollections of friends, teammates, fans and fellow racers reveal the real Joey Dunlop O.B.E., the caring, fun-loving family man behind the motorcycle racing legend
This is the most comprehensive collection of action packed race footage celebrating Joey Dunlop's victories at the TT ever gathered together. It brings you highlights from 24 of Joey's record breaking 26 TT wins.
Running Time: 62 minutes
No other family has contributed so much to the world of real road racing as the Dunlops.Brother Joey and Robert set the scene alight throughout the '80s and '90s, seemingly winning everything they entered.The torch has now passed to a new generation and brothers William and Michael continue to burnish the illustrious reputation.This is the story of Michael's incredible racing career, told in his own words and through awesome racing footage.Typically frank and open, Michael discusses his challenges, triumphs and aspirations.
A much requested, comprehensive visual guide to the world's oldest and greatest road racing circuit. Views the TT course from three perspectives: Spectating - the best places to watch; Road Biker - how to ride the 37.7 mile course, survive Mad Sunday and still have fun; Racer and wannabe racer - how to get the most out of this tough course. Aimed directly at the thousands of bikers who invade and ride around the TT course every year and thousands more who follow everything to do with the TT. Features instruction from former production winner Ray Knight; magnificent on-boards with David Jefferies plus historical perspectives from the legendary Geoff Duke OBE - six times world champion! DVD extras: additional on-boards plus outtakes. Informative, exciting and entertaining - a must for anyone who's been to the TT or MGP, wants to visit for the first time or simply wants to know what all the fuss is about!
Get ready for a feast of classic motorcycles and legendary racers as the Isle of Man TT celebrates its Centenary!TT Centennial Classic Magic is packed with the sights, sounds and people who helped create the TT legend, brought together in a unique tribute to this extraordinary event.Hear from legends of the event, including John Surtees, Carl Fogarty, Geoff Duke, Mick Grant, Giacomo Agostini, Jim Redman and many, many more - and see the greats back in action on board some of the most memorable motorcycles ever built. Delight in glorious close-ups of vintage machinery and let the roaring engines of classic Nortons, MV Agusta, Velocette, Hondas, Suzukis, Yamaha, Gileras and more evoke memories of a Centenary of TT racing.Join the thousands who flocked to mark the 100th anniversary of the very first TT, and watch an amazing array of vintage machines tour the original course in a re-enactment of the 1907 meeting - led away by the Norton that won that first race!Then marvel as mouth-watering collections of motorcycles, including many race winners, lap the Mountain TT circuit in two nostalgic parades.The list of riders reads like a who's who of TT legends - Taveri, Carruthers, Graham, McCallen, Read, McGuinness. Plus there's some famous fans who just couldn't keep away, including World Superbike stars Neil Hodgson and Noriyuki Haga.The action moves to Douglas promenade for a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the riders and machines of yesteryear. Popular TT commentator Geoff Cannell speaks to the greats before they let the evocative engines do the talking and parade the machines to the delight of the thousands of dedicated fans.This is a true treat for any TT fan or vintage motorcycle enthusiast.
Running Time: 77 minutes
Ever since Soichiro Honda visited the Isle of Man in 1954 there has been a special affinity between the Japanese marque and the TT races. In a new release from Duke Video, Honda's Golden Year TT Years DVD examines, year by year, the extraordinary success the company has enjoyed at the world-famous tournament. Soichiro Honda did much of the market research for his products, as far as travelling to races all over the world and examining the machines of his competitors. His dedication took Honda motorcycles from a disappointing finish in their first international race in 1954 to a manufacturer's team prize in the 1959 Isle of Man TT. Quoted as saying, "only by winning at the Isle of Man TT can we open our way towards becoming a world enterprise and to selling our product internationally," these words would resonate through the years as Honda produced some of the most memorable machines and greatest champions the world would ever see on two wheels. The DVD stars TT top guns such as Mike Hailwood, Jim Redman, Steve Hislop, Carl Fogarty, Phil McCallen and the late, great Joey Dunlop, the film features road racing of the highest calibre. The 1967 Diamond Jubilee Senior TT shows the great battle between Hailwood and Agostini in all its glory. Original commentary from a young Murray Walker adds a touch of class, while the DVD invites fans to turn up the volume and reminisce with a 'Sounds of Honda' featuring some fearsome howls of the classic machines that have resonated through the years. (From Golden Wings magazine of the Honda Owners Club - Summer 2003 issue.)
Running Time: 120 Minutes
This DVD counts down the events that created a legend, as chosen by the fans. This fascinating film charts the highs and lows and the triumphs and tragedies that have shaped the Isle of Man TT. Featuring the best, the worst, the fastest, the slowest, the closest, the controversial and numerous firsts from this unique racing event. Vintage and modern racing footage, archive interviews and exclusive contributions from many TT icons make this an extraordinary trip through 100 years at the Road Racing Capital of the World
Running Time: 129 minutes
Enjoy the complete Purple Helmets collection, packed with as many cunning stunts and hilarious madcap antics as you can handle.This fantastic value 2-disc set brings together both of the Purple Helmets' classic films, Total Sh*te and On Any Sh*te Sunday.Everyone's favourite motorcycle stunt team shows you exactly why they have become such firm favourites at major events like the Isle of Man TT with displays of some of their best-known and most amazing - and hilarious - performances.Think of a motorcycle display team that looks like Dad's Army has just collided with Mad Max, add the humour of Tommy Cooper and Benny Hill... and you've got something approaching the Purple Helmets!On their trusty Honda C90 machines, the infamous stunt team perform outrageous displays that wow crowds around the globe.There's highlights of the Purple Helmets' best-known stunts, a chance to join the team as they take their crazy antics on the road across Europe, death defying stunts in the air, in water, and occasionally, on the ground, the new indoor sport of 'pub-donutting', the new outdoor sport of nude moped surfing and more!
Filmed at the 1935 Isle of Man TT Races, this lively mixture of action and comedy proved to be hugely popular with audiences and was George Formbys first major studio success for Associated Talking Films. This is an iconic film for anyone who is interested in either the TT Races or just seeing the Isle of Mans scenery as filmed in the mid-1930s. This re-release onto DVD has seen the original footage digitally enhanced to look as good as new!
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