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    Thread: Airport TT figures are the best in the last five years
Post: RE: Airport TT figures are the best in the last fi...

I'm surprised nobody does a charter service to the TT and back, not as if there aren't any aircraft available. The scheduled airlines can't just swap their schedules at a moment's notice so there's a...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,903 02-07-2012, 01:56 PM
    Thread: Revolution in the air: Farquhar
Post: RE: Revolution in the air: Farquhar

Nice bit of self advertisement, shame he forgot to mention the Suzuki SV650, which was the original machine used in Minitwins and still very popular in the class before the big money moved into tuning...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,205 02-07-2012, 01:52 PM
    Thread: MGP proposals cause “war” to break out on the Isle of Man.
Post: RE: MGP proposals cause “war” to break out on the ...

As someone who has competed in the MGP many times between 1986 and 2010 - in recent years in the classics - I have mixed feelings about this. 1. "Back in the day" when the classics were first brought...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 10,320 08-06-2012, 01:28 PM
    Thread: DED clarifies costs, visitor numbers and commercial revenue generated by M G P
Post: RE: DED clarifies costs, visitor numbers and comme...

To be fair Ammo I think DED quote their income as being the tax revenue from the £5.9M. But the point remains they are ignoring the benefits to the residents who of course see the full amount as inco...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 7,148 08-06-2012, 12:35 PM
    Thread: DED clarifies costs, visitor numbers and commercial revenue generated by M G P
Post: RE: DED clarifies costs, visitor numbers and comme...

In his analysis of costs Mr Kniveton appears to consider only revenue to government from the races, and ignores a reported £5.9M income to the Island as a whole from the MGP. Such a biased statement ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 7,148 05-06-2012, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Manx Grand Prix in need of better marketing, say organisers
Post: RE: Manx Grand Prix in need of better marketing, s...

If you go to any mainland classic meeting you will find it overflowing with entries and young riders enjoying themselves alongside the greybeards. Post classic has done a lot to bring the younger rid...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 14 17,291 28-04-2012, 03:58 PM
    Thread: MGP 2012 entry fees up now £333 per race
Post: RE: MGP 2012 entry fees up now £333 per race

Was speaking to a TT rider at a MGP awards night a few years ago. He couldn't believe we paid for our entries, let alone how much, as the guys at the TT get (he said) free entries and start money. W...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 13 20,894 28-04-2012, 03:45 PM
    Thread: Manx Grand Prix in need of better marketing, say organisers
Post: RE: Manx Grand Prix in need of better marketing, s...

Many people confuse marketing with selling. Selling is one part of the mix but marketing is a much wider prspective of how something is presented to its prospective customers. Marketers often use a ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 14 17,291 28-02-2012, 01:57 PM
    Thread: IOM TT Paddock
Post: RE: IOM TT Paddock

(09-01-2012, 08:57 PM)George Wrote: This has nothing to do with visitors and motor homes, its to do with the yocals parking outside their homes, The IOM Gov are trying to ban the practice The proble...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 13,209 13-01-2012, 03:09 PM
    Thread: Uninsured bikers warned: you will be prosecuted
Post: RE: Uninsured bikers warned: you will be prosecute...

IoM police do regular legality checks on off-road bikes as an ongoing matter. Seems to me this lad was just shooting off his mouth but as ever this will be taken as cause by the NIMBYs to demand that...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,684 13-01-2012, 03:03 PM
    Thread: Marshals to get discounted ferry tickets for 2012
Post: RE: Marshals to get discounted ferry tickets for 2...

(29-12-2011, 11:30 PM)pat slinn Wrote: Anybody got any idea how many marshals sign up for the TT AND the Manx ? With the amount of money that the IOM goverment make out of the TT it would be no skin...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,160 13-01-2012, 03:00 PM
    Thread: TT Van Checks
Post: RE: TT Van Checks

Interesting thread, and a bit worrying. Many race vans (LWB converted to half camper) are over the strict 3500 weight in all probability, and cover thousands of miles to race meetings over the course...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 24,858 28-05-2011, 10:58 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

(04-04-2011, 10:44 PM)Jan Grainger Wrote: I will clarify this comment to read "Current" TT competitors. I was not referring to those who had ridden the TT in previous years. 100% agree Jan, though...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 22 35,610 28-05-2011, 10:22 PM
    Thread: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Proposed Road Closing Schedule: MGP 2011
Post: RE: PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Proposed Road Closing Sc...

(03-02-2011, 02:18 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: Just one hour extra, that's all it is! Anyway, didn't there used to be racing on the Sat evening? There did Jo. The Saturday evening used to be the Classic rac...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 14 19,231 01-04-2011, 01:52 PM
    Thread: Olli Linsdell
Post: RE: Olli Linsdell

(30-03-2011, 08:09 PM)ammo Wrote: So much for the new surface then which, according to Sportmoto, the ACU magazine, "offers superb levels of grip" !!!!!!!!! The surface did look pretty slick, but th...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 15 25,257 01-04-2011, 01:36 PM
    Thread: Totally Disgusted
Post: RE: Totally Disgusted

OK notwithstanding what may or may not be the original aims of the JDF (and as a charity it's maybe not fair to expect it to pick up all medical costs in any case), George's original point remains. I...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 18,271 01-04-2011, 01:31 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

Was speaking to Dick Linton about this recently. He was concerned less about the new qualifying system (as I guess he would be!) but more about the single rider start that is being introduced, the co...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 22 35,610 01-04-2011, 01:21 PM
    Thread: Totally Disgusted
Post: RE: Totally Disgusted

(15-03-2011, 04:27 PM)George Wrote: I was very surprised to read on another forum that a rider made the comment that spectators should not have to pay and that riders should take out maximum insuran...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 18,271 24-03-2011, 02:48 PM
    Thread: MGP 2011
Post: RE: MGP 2011

If people are still looking for clarification on this point there is a thread in the Stickies that addresses it: Quote:The Manx Grand Prix is not inscribed with the FIM as an International Non Champi...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 17 27,547 24-03-2011, 02:35 PM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: RE: Qualifying times

Seems rather a pointless move to me. The Manx as an amateur event is always likely to have a wider spread of ability than the TT. Effective rider seeding means that the chances of slow and fast ride...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 22 35,610 24-03-2011, 02:25 PM
    Thread: Medical meeting on TT postponed
Post: RE: Medical meeting on TT postponed

There's an old riddle that comes to mind. It goes: "What do you call a man who ignores his doctor's advice?" Answers on a piece of rice paper please, to the ACU.
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,082 05-01-2011, 01:35 PM
    Thread: ACU elects dynamic new leaders !!
Post: RE: ACU elects dynamic new leaders !!

I must say I was a little surprised to see no tarmac "pedigrees" in the new board, which makes me wonder if the Fat Controller and his equally rotund oppo have truly relinquished power. For some time...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 13,829 05-01-2011, 01:32 PM
    Thread: A question for the classic boys
Post: RE: A question for the classic boys

Wot, no replies! What can I say but WELL DONE to the club, who I believe have really taken on board 99% of what was being asked for, and I think everyone who bothered to make their views known deserv...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 23 34,262 05-01-2011, 01:18 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet "Rattled"
Post: RE: Steam Packet "Rattled"

I remember Duke Line, that was supposed to provide competition to the Stem Racket's high monopoly fares but it was hit by all sorts of suspicious mechanical disasters and eventually folded. Since the...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 24,083 11-11-2010, 01:10 PM
    Thread: A question for the classic boys
Post: RE: A question for the classic boys

Ted and Allan, I am 100% in agreement with you. The reason I posted this thread was so a few more riders might see it. As one who rode in 2010 I did get the email, but I wasn't sure if former riders...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 23 34,262 11-11-2010, 12:57 PM
    Thread: A question for the classic boys
Post: A question for the classic boys

The MMCC are asking current classic riders for their opinions of how to boost the events and entries. Good for them. However in the event that FORMER classic riders have not been contacted and would...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 23 34,262 19-10-2010, 08:17 PM
    Thread: Olie back at Home
Post: RE: Olie back at Home

At the time the news was worrying and the scrape marks in the road were very long, but this is good news. Best wishes to a brave and very talented young man, and of course not forgetting Tim Venables...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 6,858 08-10-2010, 12:46 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

How odd, first time I've heard people saying they want LESS practice. I can understand how this would keep the nimbys and stop-overs happy but I can't understand how having less practice could have a...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 07-10-2010, 04:07 PM
    Thread: Bits lost Manx
Post: RE: Bits lost Manx

Back in I think 2004 I had to stop during the SCL when my rev counter came loose. I didn't fancy leaving it flapping about in the fairing in case it dropped and jammed the steering. I threw it in a ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 8,156 30-09-2010, 12:05 PM
    Thread: Important announcement: Saturday 21st August Practice session
Post: RE: Important announcement: Saturday 21st August P...

Needn't have worried after all. That has to have been the best 2 weeks weather the IoM has had for a decade! :D
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 9 12,436 07-09-2010, 07:47 PM
    Thread: Reduced classic entries
Post: RE: Reduced classic entries

Yep glad you made it Ron. Ironically in the class that was looking good for me no joy as I had to retire due to a bad marshalling call. But that's racing, no sense crying over spilt milk but really ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 26,259 07-09-2010, 07:45 PM
    Thread: Reduced classic entries
Post: RE: Reduced classic entries

Ron, it would be great if the Classic 750 and 500 could be run as separate races, but with the current 52 entries covering both those classes I doubt it would be viable. To be fair to the MMCC I thin...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 26,259 17-08-2010, 12:38 PM
    Thread: Important announcement: Saturday 21st August Practice session
Post: RE: Important announcement: Saturday 21st August P...

10-day weather forecast isn't looking good. Here we go again :(
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 9 12,436 16-08-2010, 12:58 PM
    Thread: Reduced classic entries
Post: RE: Reduced classic entries

This is only my opinion, and I know not all agree with all of it, but my 2p's worth is: 1. Increasing costs and reducing track time 2. Riders getting older and retiring 3. Cost and hassle of the Moun...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 26,259 16-08-2010, 12:51 PM
    Thread: Ballagarey
Post: RE: Ballagarey

I agree with Jo, Phil's bike did seize - classic 2-stroke problem shutting off at the end of a long straight at sea level. And I do remember the traffic lights have only been there for the last 5-10 ...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 8,841 14-06-2010, 08:53 PM
    Thread: M M C C introduces a new class and machines for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix
Post: RE: M M C C introduces a new class and machines fo...

Entries in and acknowledged, appointment with doc arranged (£75) for course licence (£25). Could be worse, at least I don't have to ship the bikes from the States!
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 14,019 05-05-2010, 08:11 PM
    Thread: MGP veteran's worries over fares
Post: RE: MGP veteran's worries over fares

(09-04-2010, 11:44 AM)shipleymanx Wrote: We have a lad who rides for us so we don't even get the 10% riders allowance off the ferry. Now that the Steam Racket no longer do their £20 deposit-advance ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 5,723 20-04-2010, 02:53 PM
    Thread: Grandstand paddock improvements???
Post: RE: Grandstand paddock improvements???

Well there's a surprise. Not.
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,874 15-03-2010, 10:25 AM
    Thread: Going it alone on 'Green TT ' saves £95k
Post: RE: Going it alone on 'Green TT ' saves £95k

The comments following the press article aren't exactly very favourable to the DTL, and it certainly doesn't appear to be a clear case in favour of their statement that it was a clash of times that le...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,606 10-03-2010, 02:40 PM
    Thread: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written Nostalgia
Post: RE: Early Morning Practice - A Piece of Written No...

I remember waking up in the hotel were were using at the time in Onchan, looking out over the darkened bay and watching for the lighthouse. If you could see it, it was a pretty good indication condit...
Tomcat Jokes, Stories etc 17 46,600 08-03-2010, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Medical Insurance
Post: RE: Medical Insurance

(15-02-2010, 10:13 PM)Gstarron Wrote: Hi All..!! I guess I have been lucky.... but since all the chatter I found something that may interest you... Easy Jet https://www.easyjet4insurance.com/mawl...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 7 10,661 08-03-2010, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Statement From The Isle of Man Government Regarding TT Zero and TTXGP Ltd
Post: RE: Statement From The Isle of Man Government Rega...

Anyone who think fossil fuel powered vehicles have more than a short term future is living in a dream world, whathever the rights or wrongs of the climate change argument may be. Electrical power is ...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 21,408 14-02-2010, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Medical insurance for competitors
Post: Medical insurance for competitors

Now that the UK/IoM reciprocal healthcare agreement has ended does anyone know what arrangements will/can be made for competitors who crash and require in-patient treatment? Obviously normal travel i...
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 5,183 24-01-2010, 03:29 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

Will, steady on with suggestions for improvement mate, you could end up agreeing with me! Without departing too far from my hobby horse a 'classic course licence' would achieve much the same as my ow...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 104,305 05-01-2010, 09:38 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

Gentlemen, thanks for your sharing your thoughts and maybe it's time for me to bow out. I don't think we will ever reach agreement on this but maybe by airing our collective views some others may be ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 104,305 14-12-2009, 08:56 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

(04-12-2009, 02:58 PM)smokey125 Wrote: Tomcat you need to check the regs. Current TT riders and past Manx winners are allowed to ride in all Manx classes except the Junior and Senior. A few though...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 104,305 08-12-2009, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Buy now, pay later deal is scrapped for fans of MGP
Post: RE: Buy now, pay later deal is scrapped for fans o...

It's a particular poke in the eye for competitors, who were able to secure discounted crossing rates upon entry acceptance. I just paid £636 for a return crossing for a small van and caravan - which ...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 2 4,739 04-12-2009, 01:55 PM
    Thread: So they should it was a disgrace
Post: RE: So they should it was a disgrace

My definition is simple, vernacular notwithstanding. Should it need clarification I mean riders who have done the TT more recently than would be allowed for entry to the modern classes. Current TT r...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 67 104,305 04-12-2009, 01:50 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet 2010 Bookings NOW Being Taken
Post: RE: Steam Packet 2010 Bookings NOW Being Taken

But a teeny warning. They are not taking deposits, you must pay the full cost of your ticket now, and it's not refundable. Don't you just love it?
Tomcat TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 7,286 24-11-2009, 10:10 PM
    Thread: Females in the Manx
Post: RE: Females in the Manx

(06-09-2009, 07:44 PM)beepee Wrote: Fair comment about the replicas but if the third place man is over 10 minutes behind the winner,and on a similar bike,does he really warrant a rep.? IMHO yes. In...
Tomcat Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 16 21,251 24-11-2009, 10:08 PM