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    Thread: Ten Years Ago
Post: RE: Ten Years Ago

I well remember reading that interview at the time, and being immediately struck by two things. Reading it again today, 12 years on, I am still struck by the very same two things! Firstly the strengt...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 1 3,928 30-07-2013, 04:51 PM
    Thread: TT SUPPORTERS CLUB
Post: RE: TT SUPPORTERS CLUB

Since when has Jim Parker been a TT supporter? :censored:
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 4 7,144 15-12-2011, 03:10 PM
    Thread: Motor Cycle News Hails Southern 100 Races
Post: RE: Motor Cycle News Hails Southern 100 Races

Congratulations to MCN for discovering something that everyone who follows road racing has known since 1955!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,569 29-07-2011, 12:07 PM
    Thread: 1967 TT
Post: RE: 1967 TT

(07-12-2009, 10:12 AM)jab_tt Wrote: Hi Everyone, Another research question: For the diamond jubilee in 1967 did Prince Phillip actually attend the TT? I have heard his telegram being read out by N...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 10 14,813 08-12-2009, 12:17 AM
    Thread: TT featured on ITV1 tonight at 8pm
Post: RE: TT sort of featured on ITV1 tonight at 8pm

After posting a reminder about the programme on here only this morning, I managed to forget about it until about 8.30 tonight. Too late by then!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,932 10-11-2009, 11:09 PM
    Thread: TT featured on ITV1 tonight at 8pm
Post: TT featured on ITV1 tonight at 8pm

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/Isle-of-M...5806271.jp Any programme featuring an interview with Guy Martin has to be worth watching! :icon_lol:
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,932 10-11-2009, 09:53 AM
    Thread: URGENT HELP
Post: RE: URGENT HELP

My God, I've only just seen this. Really sorry to hear about this Ade, you don't have much luck do you? Just glad you are relatively OK even if the house isn't. The only bit of slightly good news seem...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 17 28,814 11-10-2009, 07:04 PM
    Thread: This site,
Post: RE: This site,

I have to say that I agree with everything Stella has said, while at the same time feeling very genuine gratitude to Malcolm for providing a site for us to use at his own considerable expense for gett...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 30 45,809 28-09-2009, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Down Under
Post: RE: Down Under

(07-09-2009, 04:52 PM)Malcolm Wrote: No raw nerve Stella, my decision and I live with that quite comfortably. Malcolm. Having seen both the aforementioned former members of the site during the MGP,...
David Griffiths Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 8 14,637 07-09-2009, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Charity events
Post: RE: Charity events

(02-07-2009, 12:16 AM)shaun hogg Wrote: My two penneth on this subject which i can se from all angles i think , firstly having lost my brother in 1989 i know the insurance pay out which we recieved ...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 33 52,888 08-07-2009, 01:15 PM
    Thread: [split] Nothing to do with Eddie Nelson,
Post: RE: Eddie Nelson,is he up to the joib?

I had the gravest of misgivings when it was announced last year that the ACU were back in charge and Eddie Nelson was the new Clerk of the Course, but in all fairness I think he has done a good job ov...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 27 35,500 15-06-2009, 01:14 PM
    Thread: John Crellin - a true Manx hero
Post: RE: John Crellin - a true Manx hero

As I mentioned in my original post, John was also a regular and very popular competitor in athletics events on the Isle of Man. There is a tribute page dedicated to him at http://www.manxathletics.co...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 21,489 15-06-2009, 12:00 AM
    Thread: John Crellin - a true Manx hero
Post: RE: John Crellin - a true Manx hero

George Wrote:Thanks David you have said it all for us, May I also say thanks to Davids mum who has been taking care of other riders that have come off this TT I think George means John's mum, who alt...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 21,489 13-06-2009, 11:54 AM
    Thread: John Crellin - a true Manx hero
Post: John Crellin - a true Manx hero

Like everyone else who knew him, I was devastated to hear of John’s death during the Senior TT this afternoon. He truly was a complete one-off, with an all-consuming passion for anything that was chal...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 21,489 12-06-2009, 08:49 PM
    Thread: NORTON NEWS
Post: RE: NORTON NEWS

The Norton is only eligible for the Senior, not the Superbike race, so the answer is no on both counts today - hopefully Michael may get a run on it on Friday. Incidentally, on a Norton theme, I was w...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 18,225 08-06-2009, 11:04 PM
    Thread: ITV coverage
Post: RE: ITV coverage

The TV coverage so far has been absolutely superb, and has taken coverage of the event onto a level never seen before. The shots from the helicopter of Cameron Donald going over the Mountain on his 13...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 33 40,455 06-06-2009, 11:41 PM
    Thread: NORTON NEWS
Post: RE: NORTON NEWS

Rocket Man Wrote:Can't seem to find out anything about how the Norton is going in practice. Yes, the psychic powers of the TT Press officer are obviously a little below par at the moment! :yahoo:
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 18,225 27-05-2009, 11:57 PM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

I'm more than a bit surprised to read that the editor of MCN will be riding with Valentino Rossi on the Parade Lap before the Superbike Race, for 2 reasons. Firstly, everyone will want to see the mo...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 48 70,338 20-05-2009, 12:19 PM
    Thread: Past TT dates
Post: RE: Past TT dates

For at least the last 20 years, probably longer, the dates of the TT have always been set by the middle (Mad) Sunday. This is always the first Sunday in June. This year the first Sunday in June is the...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 3 5,653 19-05-2009, 10:15 AM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

Regardless of who is paying and how much, I think it's brilliant that Rossi is coming to the TT. It doesn't matter that he has no TT background - he is by far the most famous and high-profile motorcyc...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 48 70,338 07-05-2009, 10:39 PM
    Thread: Portuguese star Carreira set to make Isle of Man TT debut
Post: RE: Portuguese star Carreira set to make Isle of M...

I wish him well, and hope he approaches his TT debut sensibly and without attempting any heroics. Is it just me, or is anyone else finding the format of all the TT Press Releases extremely annoying a...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 1 3,268 07-05-2009, 10:32 PM
    Thread: £19-99 for TT Radio !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post: RE: £19-99 for TT Radio !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Each to their own! Different people have different requirements, and for many the free AM Manx Radio coverage is perfectly adequate. I think what you get for your £5 for TT Live is incredible value an...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 18 23,039 07-05-2009, 10:24 PM
    Thread: Practice &Road Closures Fiasco
Post: RE: Practice &Road Closures Fiasco

This whole TTXGP fiasco has succeeded in alienating practically every person and every group of people involved with - or affected by - the TT in any way whatsoever. Not least the members of the gener...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 23 31,862 17-04-2009, 11:21 PM
    Thread: Announcement today?
Post: Announcement today?

Strange rumours are circulating that a handful of battery powered, completely silent bikes with a top speed of around 50mph will be tootling round the TT Course on closed roads prior to this year's Se...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,656 01-04-2009, 12:29 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP - Clean mean Manx machine for TTXGP

Only just over a week to go now until April Fool's Day. I'm still half-expecting this scheme to be revealed as an elaborate hoax come April 1st!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 157 249,736 24-03-2009, 06:17 PM
    Thread: TT 2009 Timing Test Day
Post: RE: TT 2009 Timing Test Day

This posting and the 'Rumour Mill' thread somehow don't seem to quite add up! I'm confused... :think
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 3 6,270 17-03-2009, 09:36 PM
    Thread: 1989 - was it really 20 years ago ?
Post: RE: 1989 - was it really 20 years ago ?

Some great memories from 1989 and some sad ones as well. The 1989 TT was one I remember vividly, and it was a real mixed bag. Can I dare to question one detail in Ian's posting? I'm sure Trevor Nation...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 10 26,692 02-03-2009, 12:33 AM
    Thread: Norton Motorcycles confirm return to Isle of Man TT 2009!
Post: RE: Norton Motorcycles confirm return to Isle of M...

ian huntly Wrote:Now here is a question...Who else rode the Nortons at the TT in this time period ?? and who were the managers ?? (Barry Simmons was one) Steve Cull partnered Trevor Nation in 1989. I ...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 25 43,905 28-11-2008, 02:52 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man TT Races announces new ‘Championship’ structure
Post: RE: Isle of Man TT Races announces new ‘Championsh...

The best ideas are often the simplest ones, and I think this is a really good one to increase competition and make the races even more competitive. It will also add a lot of interest and excitement fo...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 4 6,488 28-11-2008, 02:44 PM
    Thread: Hilary Musson latest
Post: Hilary Musson latest

Hilary is currently in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where she underwent a bone graft last Friday to hopefully fix her broken femur. This never properly healed after the accident last year,...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 21 28,103 29-09-2008, 11:18 PM
    Thread: what will they be riding (green t.t)
Post: RE: what will they be riding (green t.t)

samthesidecar Wrote:I also find it amazing that time can be found for separate pracice sessions for TTXGP, but not for pure bred racing bikes, which again are consigned to Billown. I wholeheartedly ag...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,125 19-09-2008, 08:11 PM
    Thread: TT Television Transmission Live or Not ?? - Poll
Post: RE: TT Television Transmission Live or Not ?? - Po...

Great YouTube link there Colin. The start of the film shows one of my favourite vantage points - the little white bridge at the 27th Milestone. Don't tell anyone though - it's one of the best-kept sec...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 4 7,618 11-09-2008, 11:06 PM
    Thread: TT TV Contract
Post: RE: TT TV Contract

I can actually remember the TT being televised live once, albeit briefly. It was in 1996 which was, I think, the second year of Greenlight's contract. I can't remember which channel it was on, but pro...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 25 35,756 11-09-2008, 10:54 PM
    Thread: Heading for Peel...
Post: Heading for Peel...

So there I was enjoying half an hour or so of tonight's MGP practice at Ballacraine. Lovely night, plenty of bikes out, some fast, some not so fast but all enjoying themselves. But no real excitement ...
David Griffiths Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 1 4,077 20-08-2008, 08:28 PM
    Thread: Isle of Champs
Post: RE: Isle of Champs

There are really only two words to describe all these achievements - absolutely tremendous! :lmao
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 9 11,456 20-07-2008, 11:04 PM
    Thread: Absolutely tremendous!
Post: RE: Absolutely tremendous!

Roy is also Manx Radio’s golf correspondent. Yesterday, a 12-year-old became the youngest ever winner of the Isle of Man’s women’s golf championship. Roy’s verdict on her performance can be heard here...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 20,439 14-07-2008, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

I'm still convinced that this is all an elaborate April Fool that somehow went astray nearly 3 months ago!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 56 92,594 25-06-2008, 01:09 PM
    Thread: The loneliness of the long distance runner
Post: RE: The loneliness of the long distance runner

There is a link to results and reports of the TT Week track race below. You have to look almost to the bottom of the list of results to find my name though! There was another bike racer of a few years...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 16 22,145 19-06-2008, 01:50 PM
    Thread: The loneliness of the long distance runner
Post: RE: The loneliness of the long distance runner

cargo Wrote:NO David tell me......... tell us.................... I love to know Gails time for 10K she has beaten me on the bike often enough............................ I think it's worth knowing...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 16 22,145 19-06-2008, 01:27 PM
    Thread: The loneliness of the long distance runner
Post: RE: The loneliness of the long distance runner

Jan Grainger Wrote:********************* Maybe you and Gail could have a match race after the Manx??? (Of course we would have to handicap Gail. He He) Jan Out of respect for Cargo's excellent effor...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 16 22,145 19-06-2008, 11:48 AM
    Thread: The loneliness of the long distance runner
Post: RE: The loneliness of the long distance runner

cargo Wrote:Couldn't be ...................could it ?? In 1524th place in a time of 1 hour 8minutes and 52 seconds and 95th in his class No way its NOT HIM............ is it ??? Couldn't be. htt...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 16 22,145 19-06-2008, 11:28 AM
    Thread: Best moment(s)
Post: RE: Best moment(s)

kmckay Wrote:Nope, the *best* moment of this year's TT was picking Janice up at the airport this evening after more xrays and a consultation with her specialist in Liverpool. The bone grafts worked...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 10 12,810 09-06-2008, 10:56 PM
    Thread: Absolutely tremendous!
Post: Absolutely tremendous!

I would just like to say how entertaining Roy Moore's commentaries have been all week, as they always are. They really have been absolutely tremendous!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 15 20,439 05-06-2008, 02:04 PM
    Thread: Prohibited Areas
Post: RE: Prohibited Areas

larryd Wrote:Having just watched the ITV4 coverage of the Superbike Race, I can't understand all the whinging that went on beforehand about there being "nowhere worthwhile to watch from any more". It...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 21 25,010 03-06-2008, 01:46 PM
    Thread: The Rip off Prize
Post: RE: The Rip off Prize

There was a sign next to the gate where the £2 per person was being charged on Saturday to say that the money collected would go towards the cost of hiring the portaloos. They must be the most expensi...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 21 26,615 03-06-2008, 01:34 PM
    Thread: The Devlin Incident part one
Post: RE: The Devlin Incident part one

All we need now is some photographic evidence of the 'Witches Mill incident' (nothing to do with Helen by the way!) of a couple of years ago - in which our intrepid hero suffered a minor injury to his...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 23 30,449 01-06-2008, 11:13 PM
    Thread: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....
Post: RE: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....

Alan, I think you misunderstand Tom's sense of irony! It's the nice chaps at the ACU he's having a go at, and saying they won't be happy with you and others daring to criticise they way the TT is bein...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 65 99,801 30-05-2008, 01:38 PM
    Thread: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....
Post: RE: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....

Alan's post is one of the best thought-out, informed and articulate postings I have seen on this forum regarding the TT. He has perfectly summed up what so many of us see as being wrong with the TT th...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 65 99,801 29-05-2008, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Live weather radar and forcast here
Post: RE: Live weather radar and forcast here

Believe it or not, the Jurby area was obviously photographed right in the middle of a race day at Jurby Road. Check it out!
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 2 5,078 28-05-2008, 02:44 PM
    Thread: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....
Post: RE: The Greatest Free Show On Earth My ....

Put very bluntly, TT2008 has been absolute rubbish so far in my opinion - admittedly not helped by the February-style weather. If this is what the TT has come to - ripped off everywhere you go, hardly...
David Griffiths TT Related Posts (Only) 65 99,801 27-05-2008, 11:18 PM