Search Results
Post Author Forum Replies Views Posted [asc]
    Thread: TTRA Luncheon
Post: RE: TTRA Luncheon

Ah Spearo, thanks for that, and thank you for the generous gift for the auction. I think it all went fairly well.  Hopefully the next President will be able to ride in on a racing bike......and we wil...
Splashdown General Discussion 1 376 29-11-2021, 12:05 AM
    Thread: Happy Ninetieth Birthday Jim Redman
Post: RE: Happy Ninetieth Birthday Jim Redman

Congratulations Jim. He is probably the 2nd oldest surviving World Champion behind Cecil Sandford.
Splashdown General Discussion 5 417 08-11-2021, 03:50 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Continued best wishes Malcolm, and thank you for the update.
Splashdown ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 7,508 10-10-2021, 12:18 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Blimey Malcolm......you been in the wars. Good luck with your recovery, I am sure you will have the support of everyone around you, AND the forum members of TT website.
Splashdown ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 7,508 26-09-2021, 10:15 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Would it be Dave  O' Leary?
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 06-09-2021, 11:21 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

This  is very sad news. I am so sorry to hear of your deteriorating health, and offer every best wish for a good recovery. I have been a member since Malcolm's web site was instigated, (I think) and I...
Splashdown ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 7,508 31-08-2021, 07:44 PM
    Thread: out of Action For A Wee While.
Post: RE: out of Action For A Wee While.

Sorry to hear of your difficulties Malcolm. Hopefully you'll be soon on the mend.
Splashdown ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 23 4,073 31-07-2021, 06:35 PM
    Thread: david jefferies gsxr
Post: RE: david jefferies gsxr

Thanks for that Scaramanga.  Could I ask cookster which GSXR it is? I know the Proddie K3, as I have done a Lap of Honour on it.  So I presume it is that one, which was living in Gloucestershire.
Splashdown General Discussion 3 1,376 07-07-2021, 11:36 PM
    Thread: Larry Devlin RIP
Post: RE: Larry Devlin RIP

Very sad news. For years Larry performed the task of ensuring all riders at the TT and the Manx were suitably insured through C.T. Bowring. This was executed with admirable efficiency whilst the rider...
Splashdown General Discussion 3 1,208 18-06-2021, 10:18 PM
    Thread: Discover The Passion Behind The Norton Motorcycles Team
Post: RE: Discover The Passion Behind The Norton Motorcy...

All very commendable, but I reckon it will need more than a little passionate enthusiasm. Just saying.........
Splashdown General Discussion 2 876 10-06-2021, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlon announced
Post: RE: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlo...

Very sad news. One of the voices of Mountain Course racing. R.I.P.
Splashdown General Discussion 8 2,512 05-05-2021, 03:20 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I can't tell you what an honour it was for me to be able to ride a Scott on the centenary lap of Honour in 2007. My father rode for Scotts from 1927 to 1933, and competed in the 1933 Manx Grand Prix o...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 21-04-2021, 05:19 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I hadn't realised that Peter had raced at the Southern 100. He was a fine rider, who loved the TT. Things were never the same for him after the loss of Klaus Klein, but I believe that he did come back...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 15-04-2021, 09:00 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

1935 Senior TT? G Formby about to run out of fuel coming out of Governor's.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 23-03-2021, 10:11 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Black Dub/9th Milestone?
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 04-03-2021, 11:34 AM
    Thread: 2021 Spring Cup rescheduled to 22nd / 23rd May
Post: RE: 2021 Spring Cup rescheduled to 22nd / 23rd May

There's a new organisational body at Scarborough now headed by former racer Andy Hayes. I am looking forward to getting behind Andy and his team. Here's hoping the meeting is a success, he deserves it...
Splashdown Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 668 26-02-2021, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

the first left at the 11th milestone?
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 21-02-2021, 12:16 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

There's only one line if you're going to get through there flat out. Early apex, or you'll never make it. Amazing corner.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 19-02-2021, 01:20 PM
    Thread: Chris Conn R.I.P.
Post: RE: Chris Conn R.I.P.

Very sad news. Chris was one of the big names at all the race meetings in the sixties.
Splashdown TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 2,105 18-02-2021, 11:01 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

It's the end of Cronk y voddy. You've got to have a decent handling bike through there ........or the bike could throw you off.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 12-02-2021, 10:21 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I've even been on Google Maps and not found it!!!
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 11-02-2021, 11:45 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Excellent photo......and quiz question. The riders really don't look to be travelling fast enough for Sky Hill, one of my favourite sections. And I thought I knew the course!!
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 08-02-2021, 10:48 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Maybe Glentramman if it isn't Kerrow Moar.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 06-02-2021, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Great shot. I reckon it could be Kerrow Moar.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 05-02-2021, 03:54 PM
    Thread: Entrants enclosure passes 1920s- 1950s
Post: RE: Entrants enclosure passes 1920s- 1950s

Fascinating! Thank you for posting.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,135 09-01-2021, 12:45 PM
    Thread: Entrants enclosure passes 1920s- 1950s
Post: RE: Entrants enclosure passes 1920s- 1950s

What an amazing and delightful collection. These would fetch a good sum if auctioned by Bonhams at the TT Riders Association Annual Luncheon. Thank you for showing them to the Forum Members. My Dad ro...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,135 05-01-2021, 10:24 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Maughold Head? Oh....happy birthday by the way!!
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 02-01-2021, 09:27 PM
    Thread: John Mcguinness M.B.E.
Post: RE: John Mcguinness M.B.E.

Congratulations John. This is thoroughly deserved. He has retained his dignity throughout difficult recent times. Even taking away the odd "soft" electric win, John has still ridden in some fantastic ...
Splashdown TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 11 5,701 31-12-2020, 10:28 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Daft thing is that No 1 does LOOK like DJ, and I think he briefly rode with that helmet. You would think that I would recognise my own Nephew. But there's no way that No 3 would be ahead of him, so ye...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 29-12-2020, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Well I would say that it's the Waterworks.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 09-12-2020, 06:01 PM
    Thread: New member
Post: RE: New member

Yes, welcome Sprocket. I hope you are prepared to get your teeth into this!!
Splashdown General Discussion 9 3,950 09-12-2020, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Sulby Bridge. I think I've got the rider.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 08-12-2020, 12:47 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I see where you're coming from, but I can't see evidence of a beard sticking out below the helmet, and I don't think it looks like him.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 03-12-2020, 10:27 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Hammerhead. I've looked at the photo........and the tyre marks. Well according to the tyre marks you are correct!! (massive climb down from Splashdown!). All I can think is that the camera lens foresh...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 30-11-2020, 09:14 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Ginger Hall...... and just a tad wide.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 30-11-2020, 10:09 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

surely this is the left before Gooseneck.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 29-11-2020, 06:43 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man government updates
Post: RE: Isle of Man government updates

Thanks for that Manxman. I hate to be the prophet of doom, but I am not hopeful for a May/June TT. I predict it will take the place of the Manx Grand Prix, much to my chagrin.
Splashdown General Discussion 48 19,241 27-11-2020, 02:35 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Always called that jump "Glen Audlyn". Milntown is just before that.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 25-11-2020, 09:40 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Looks like a Royal Enfield Constellation motor. Maybe two on the bike could dilute or disperse the vibration!!
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 16-11-2020, 06:51 PM
    Thread: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?
Post: RE: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?

There was no TT run in 1940, or 41,or 42, or 43, or 44, or 45, or 46. It came bouncing back. However, I don't think it would survive an EIGHT year absence in the present age. Fingers crossed.
Splashdown General Discussion 17 6,087 15-11-2020, 11:14 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

It's Ginger Hall. Great shot, great rider. Just look at the rear wheel.  Outstanding photograph.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 662 163,805 11-11-2020, 03:24 PM
    Thread: Ryan Farquhar recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list with British Empire Medal
Post: RE: Ryan Farquhar recognised in Queen's Birthday H...

Wonderful news for Ryan, Norman, and motor cycling to be recognised.
Splashdown General Discussion 3 1,822 10-10-2020, 06:24 PM
    Thread: Road racing set for Isle of Wight debut in 2021
Post: RE: Road racing set for Isle of Wight debut in 202...

(31-07-2020, 10:29 AM)AntG Wrote: After the Welsh Road Race fiasco of a couple of years ago I'm skeptical but hopefully I'm wrong. The BIG problem with the Welsh races was that they had simply never...
Splashdown Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 4,806 31-07-2020, 11:55 AM
    Thread: Geoff Johnson
Post: RE: Geoff Johnson

Yes Alfie. In 1989 I finished 2nd to Dave Leach in the last of the old Production TTs. It was sadly the race that cost the lives of Phil Mellor and Steve Henshaw. We had to ride on standard shocks, st...
Splashdown General Discussion 10 5,324 17-07-2020, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Geoff Johnson
Post: RE: Geoff Johnson

(16-07-2020, 10:43 AM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Indeed, seem to remember Geoff lapping at 115/116mph on a Yamaha 1000 EXUP in the big proddie race or practice, some lap on a barge of a bike on treaded tyr...
Splashdown General Discussion 10 5,324 16-07-2020, 11:30 PM
    Thread: Geoff Johnson
Post: RE: Geoff Johnson

Geoff died of an embolism in late January 1991. There is an article covering Geoff's career in the current Classic racer magazine. He was my team mate for two years with Loctite Yamaha, and good frien...
Splashdown General Discussion 10 5,324 15-07-2020, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Which 1950s TT?
Post: RE: Which 1950s TT?

I would say that it's Charlie Salt on an Earles fork BSA A7 twin. I'll get the year with a bit of research.
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 3 2,569 02-06-2020, 09:36 PM
    Thread: David D. Banks 13/03/31 – 20/05/20
Post: RE: David D. Banks 13/03/31 – 20/05/20

I am very proud to have known David, and his son Stuart. When we last met, he did not look well, and I hope his end was peaceful. He was a wonderful honest decent man, and worked tirelessly for the No...
Splashdown General Discussion 1 1,330 31-05-2020, 11:27 PM
    Thread: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective
Post: RE: Koalas 1984 TT retrospective

I'm enjoying seeing these photos. It's especially pleasing, because the 1984 Senior was my first real race in the TT. (Production 10 lapper in 1975, and then the Manx til '83, and the Historic TT on t...
Splashdown ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 85 42,789 30-05-2020, 08:16 PM
    Thread: DJ - 17 years ago
Post: RE: DJ - 17 years ago

Malcolm thank you so much for posting this lovely tribute to DJ. I will tell his sister to look on here. Much appreciated.
Splashdown TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 5,468 29-05-2020, 07:23 PM