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    Thread: Department won't reveal TT costs
Post: RE: Department won't reveal TT costs

Why does this not surprise me? :dodgy:
larryd General Discussion 2 5,190 10-10-2017, 02:37 PM
    Thread: Department issues TT tech tender
Post: RE: Department issues TT tech tender

Will these cretins never learn? What is wrong with the National Governing Body (that's the ACU, to you and me) organising and running the leading International racing event in these islands (except, o...
larryd General Discussion 3 4,675 23-07-2017, 12:02 AM
    Thread: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'
Post: RE: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'

Malcolm - you have on the IOM a very shrewd Chief Constable. AND - a very brainless (or self-interested?) DED Staff - how much longer will it take the population  to say to these people "OUT!!!"
larryd General Discussion 4 5,864 14-07-2017, 09:02 PM
    Thread: Vision Nine venture 'ill-conceived'
Post: RE: Vision Nine venture 'ill-conceived'

And why, Ned, would not the DED who know sweet fanny adams about our sport, give the contract to Vision Nine, who know even less? Is this not further evidence of the long-standing ignorance and self-...
larryd General Discussion 3 4,144 04-04-2017, 01:26 AM
    Thread: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classic TT for 2017
Post: RE: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classi...

"Organisation of all Mountain Course events is decided by the DED". You're in agreement with me then, warrior? Leave the MMCC alone :icon_mad:
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 6,455 23-02-2017, 11:32 AM
    Thread: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classic TT for 2017
Post: RE: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classi...

Only a slight criticism of the DED, Harvey? Come on, you can do better than that. They are doing their best to cut the MMMC out completely (or certain of their employees are  :icon_evil:) :censored:
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 6,455 14-02-2017, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Classic T.T. technical inspections here to stay
Post: RE: Classic T.T. technical inspections here to sta...

The Classic Manx Grand Prix WAS a fully fledged part of a fully fledged race meeting long before these people got their hands on it - and ruined it!! :mad1:
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 6,601 22-11-2016, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Delay to appointment of Vision Nine
Post: RE: Delay to appointment of Vision Nine

Totally incompetent though the DED is, it is yet preferable that they retain TT organisation for the foreseeable future, rather than complete a  contract with Vision Nine, whose only interest will be...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 11,312 17-09-2016, 11:26 PM
    Thread: famous riders fireside quiz - proceeds for bush road races
Post: RE: famous riders fireside quiz - proceeds for bus...

Download don't work, Geoff!! :huh:
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 4,275 03-03-2016, 12:30 AM
    Thread: F1 technical spec
Post: RE: F1 technical spec

F1 Technical Spec?  Surely the FIM laid these down several years ago?? As to what the organisers of today lay down, these surely constitute a serious breach of the Trade Descriptions Acts??? It's ...
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 33 53,129 20-08-2015, 04:27 PM
    Thread: Competitor course information
Post: RE: Competitor course information

Keith - talk to Stephen "Cargo" Carr, in the paddock under the Australian flag, and to Barry Wood. They will be pleased to tell you all you need to  know about the best circuit in the world.
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 124,288 16-08-2015, 11:06 PM
  Rolleyes Thread: Age limit change
Post: RE: Age limit change

The battle to do away with the MGP age limit was led by Steve Murray and the late, great, Denis Gallagher. Personally, I was chucked out of the MGP in 1983 when they caught me telling lies about my ag...
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 13 26,779 04-08-2015, 02:46 PM
    Thread: What would you do to support Malcom - please list it?
Post: RE: What would you do to support Malcom - please l...

Would pay a fee AND accept a secure password to the posting activity, if this is technically practicable. Or a substantial deposit (refundable on closure of the "account")
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 51 67,200 18-06-2015, 03:07 PM
    Thread: Waved Yellows
Post: RE: Waved Yellows

Don't forget the "no overtaking" bit!
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 74,638 09-06-2015, 10:31 PM
    Thread: John Surtees Documentary....
Post: RE: John Surtees Documentary....

Excellent programme !! :App:App
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 15,707 17-03-2015, 10:58 AM
    Thread: DED confirms positive response to expressions of interest request for TT Series promo
Post: RE: DED confirms positive response to expressions ...

This whole idea merely highlights that, with very  few exceptions, the entire IOM Government structure complies wholeheartedly with the maxim "if they had brains they'd be dangerous" :icon_lol: :ico...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 27 34,025 15-03-2015, 12:02 PM
    Thread: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written Nostalgia
Post: RE: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written No...

It's a sadistic thought, but I always enjoyed hammering through Kirkmichael just before 6 am on my Aermacchi, listening to the noise echoing back off the buildings and thinking of the unfortunate resi...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 31 38,347 06-03-2015, 10:49 AM
    Thread: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says branding expert
Post: RE: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says brandin...

An answer - he's never stuck for one. A good answer, however, is a different matter altogether .   .   .   .   .   .   . :icon_lol:
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 22 22,976 30-01-2015, 05:48 PM
    Thread: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says branding expert
Post: RE: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says brandin...

Am I allowed to indulge in mild hysteria now, or should I wait until there is even more reason to ?? :angel:
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 22 22,976 29-01-2015, 10:49 PM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

The IOM DED do not give a flying damn about the MGP, nor indeed the MMCC
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 55 89,908 23-01-2015, 12:51 AM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

So how many of the readers of this thread would care to tender for this pipedream? The only winnners here will be (already are!!) the Sports Consultancy who have "earned" big bucks to, firstly, find ...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 55 89,908 22-01-2015, 01:00 AM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop to ride Milwaukee Yamaha Superbike at TT 2015
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop to ride Milwaukee Yamaha Superb...

How long will this marriage last ??
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 50 84,880 16-01-2015, 01:51 AM
    Thread: German Riders
Post: RE: German Riders

Hans-Otto Butenuth aus Dortmund. 30+ years at the TT. German 500 Champion in 1971, works BMW rider, gentleman, lovely man and a very good friend of mine.
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 26 103,687 06-01-2015, 09:19 PM
    Thread: Post Classic Regs
Post: RE: Post Classic Regs

Steady and Nick have, in different ways, their fingers on the right buttons. Firstly, I think that we must never forget what that potential DED employee said about the Manx GP, some years ago - and I...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 59 89,877 06-01-2015, 01:58 PM
  Sad Thread: Post Classic Regs
Post: RE: Post Classic Regs

c iom tt is absolutely right. Come on, Paul, be honest and straight  --  shortest eligibility regs in history: "Run what you brung" and let's have no more of this "Classic" nonsense. You have destro...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 59 89,877 05-01-2015, 04:09 PM
    Thread: Post Classic Regs
Post: RE: Post Classic Regs

Ask Mr Phillips - all these things come out of his imagination anyway   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 59 89,877 05-01-2015, 10:36 AM
    Thread: TT World Series findings expected next October
Post: RE: TT World Series findings expected next October

This was never going to be, and never will be, a runner, and I said so at the time it was first mooted. People in the DED (not the politicians but civil servants), along with the "consultants", sold...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 11,530 02-12-2014, 12:42 AM
    Thread: Help needed.
Post: RE: Help needed.

(30-11-2014, 03:15 PM)Splashdown Wrote: Hi Silja That's the old prison. It is now at Jurby. I think it has only been knocked down recently. Victoria Road, Nick?
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 8,578 30-11-2014, 07:54 PM
    Thread: Ivan Lintin signed by RC Express Racing
Post: RE: Ivan Lintin signed by RC Express Racing

Would have been nice if he'd said "thank you" to Billy McK !!
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 9,603 27-11-2014, 01:46 AM
    Thread: A big thank you Malcolm
Post: RE: A big thank you Malcolm

True, but steady on - his head's big enough already lol   :angel:
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,867 24-11-2014, 01:05 AM
    Thread: Isle of Man Government invites expressions of interest for TT Race organiser
Post: RE: Isle of Man Government invites expressions of ...

Has the world gone clean effing mad? Whatever happened to the GB National Governing Body?? To whom, and in what name, will the Event Permit be issued???
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 8,779 13-11-2014, 01:58 PM
    Thread: TT World Series role ‘unlikely’ for North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix
Post: RE: TT World Series role ‘unlikely’ for North West...

The Manx Government have got more money than sense, and fall into the hands of consultants far too easily. Another victory for Mr Phillips ??
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,521 10-11-2014, 12:43 PM
    Thread: Jim Dunlop granted opportunity to represent Joey at Classic TT
Post: RE: Jim Dunlop granted opportunity to represent Jo...

"The Department's officers", to quote Mr Cretney. That'll be Mr Phillips then. He of course has neither feeling for, nor knowledge of, history. He'd probably never heard of Jim. And people wonder ...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,687 13-08-2014, 05:15 PM
    Thread: Bennetts Back Racing Return of British Icon
Post: RE: Bennetts Back Racing Return of British Icon

Brough Superior :icon_exclaim: They're having a laugh, aren't they :icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 4,086 16-07-2014, 08:06 PM
    Thread: The history of Grand Prix racing in Germany
Post: RE: The history of Grand Prix racing in Germany

Point taken Malcolm - the World Championship started only in 1949. However, what I meant to say was that the title "Grand Prix" was in use from the 1920s, and thus the MotoGP statement, as written, i...
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 4,288 11-07-2014, 11:06 AM
    Thread: The history of Grand Prix racing in Germany
Post: RE: The history of Grand Prix racing in Germany

So the first motorcycle Grand Prix to be held in Germany was in 1952. Absolute and total rubbish. Have these kiddies no knowledge of the history of their own sport? :censored::censored::censored:
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 4,288 10-07-2014, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Ex-TT rider feels ACU has snubbed her
Post: RE: Ex-TT rider feels ACU has snubbed her

Knowing her as I do, I cannot think of anyone who would have a greater degree of discretion than Hilary in these circumstances. How well, I wonder, does Gary Thompson know this lady? Or is he relyin...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,742 21-05-2014, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man TT world series plan remains viable, says minister
Post: RE: Isle of Man TT world series plan remains viabl...

A load of nonsense and an absolute waste of money. I thought that this "idea" had long since died, and that commonsense (!!!) had set in. Evidently not. What self-interested idiot sold them this bi...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 83,270 09-05-2014, 11:46 AM
    Thread: DUNLOP DENIED SUPERBIKE VICTORY BY ANTIQUATED TIMING SYSTEM
Post: RE: DUNLOP DENIED SUPERBIKE VICTORY BY ANTIQUATED ...

"William was unaware etc" Why the hell didn't his professional and experienced team tell him? Have they heard of giving a rider a board? And which team's Kiwi rider won at Dundrod from the second g...
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,174 28-04-2014, 07:48 PM
    Thread: Ernie Lyons – 1946 Senior Manx Grand Prix Winner
Post: RE: Ernie Lyons – 1946 Senior Manx Grand Prix Winn...

Malcolm - that is not Ernie Lyons. (11-02-2014, 12:48 PM)Malcolm Wrote: [Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/gifs/mgpbrandnewlogo.jpg] It is with much sadness that the Manx Motor Cycle Club has learnt...
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 5,243 16-02-2014, 08:54 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man TT rejects claim Honda influenced rule changes
Post: RE: Isle of Man TT rejects claim Honda influenced ...

A likely story. Wonder what the North-West Regs will say . . . . . . .
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,495 06-01-2014, 06:27 PM
    Thread: Classic TT Awards/Plaques
Post: RE: Classic TT Awards/Plaques

Not sure that I totally believe this, but at any rate it does not surprise me !!
larryd Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 2 5,126 18-09-2013, 10:27 AM
    Thread: What doyou think?
Post: RE: What doyou think?

Nahhh - he's just another Morecambe brickie who doubtless was paid shedloads of money to go to the MGP. :censored:
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,164 03-09-2013, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Road Closing Times Saturday 24th Urgent Please
Post: RE: Road Closing Times Saturday 24th Urgent Please

So why would any one of these incompetents even think of advising Rosie or Eddie ??? They don't give a toss, do they? :dodgy:
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,921 02-08-2013, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Race director Mervyn Whyte in warning over NW200 funding
Post: RE: Race director Mervyn Whyte in warning over NW2...

Yet another of Mervyn's annual whinges. It's not the Olympics you're running, Mr Whyte, nor yet a World Championship event, nor even, dare I say it, a round of the BSB. It's just a seriously overblo...
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,768 01-07-2013, 12:29 PM
    Thread: LAURENCE FLURY - Obituary
Post: RE: LAURENCE FLURY - Obituary

I never knew him, other than as a very good goer. Very nice obit from the (now) late Allan Robinson. Welcome aboard, Ang. Larry Devlin
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 7,858 30-06-2013, 10:04 PM
    Thread: TT tent might need planning permission
Post: RE: TT tent might need planning permission

Surely the DED and its leading light, Mr Phillips, have the absolute right to do anything that they want in connection with the TT and what used to be called the Classic Manx GP before its unfortunate...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,395 29-06-2013, 10:11 PM
    Thread: Is a land owner responsible for Isle of Man TT spectators’ safety?
Post: RE: Is a land owner responsible for Isle of Man TT...

It is more than probable that the Public Liability Insurance arranged in respect of this event will indemnify, in addition to the Promoters and Competitors, Government Departments and also Owners a...
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 6,025 14-06-2013, 07:02 PM
    Thread: WEBCAM Coverage
Post: RE: WEBCAM Coverage

May I suggest that Mr Phillips and/or his Department answer all these questions for us?
larryd TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,501 08-06-2013, 12:55 AM
    Thread: BT Sport to bring MotoGP™ to British audiences from 2014
Post: RE: BT Sport to bring MotoGP™ to British audiences...

Right - that'll be me finished with MotoGP then . . . . . . . . :bye:
larryd Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 2 3,261 09-05-2013, 11:33 PM