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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: 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: 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!
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