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    Thread: 2024 NW200 race details announced
Post: 2024 NW200 race details announced

2024 NORTH WEST 200 IS GO WITH AN EXTRA SUPERBIKE RACE ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME! story here - https://www.northwest200.org/2024-north-...programme/
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 712 22-09-2023, 08:56 AM
    Thread: 2023 Manx
Post: RE: 2023 Manx

[Image: https://i.postimg.cc/j5SjrmjW/IMG-3383.jpg] Mark Jackson [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/gJt2csw-g/IMG-3395.jpg] Ross Orchard
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,034 21-09-2023, 03:11 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man TT: Visitor numbers rise to 43,000
Post: Isle of Man TT: Visitor numbers rise to 43,000

Full (BBC) story here -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-...n-66869174
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 2 3,043 20-09-2023, 05:39 PM
    Thread: 2023 Manx
Post: RE: 2023 Manx

Fantastic pics again, Rutolander, I'll stick a couple up, but i was concentrating more on video this year. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/tg5gwp9Q/IMG-3353.jpg] Tom Robinson with an unusual line thru' ...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,034 18-09-2023, 11:19 AM
    Thread: McGuinness & Whitham '100 & counting' in Johns hometown!
Post: McGuinness & Whitham '100 & counting' in Johns hom...

1 night only, Platform venue, Morecambe promenade, 28th September, 19.30hrs, details here - https://uk.patronbase.com/_ThePlatform/S...pe_id=SEAT all for chariteee!
captainsparkledotcom Events, Fundraising, Sponsorship 0 238 11-09-2023, 07:47 PM
    Thread: S100 2024 dates confirmed
Post: S100 2024 dates confirmed

Dates have been announced for next years races - https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-m...confirmed/ "It's promoters, the Southern 100 Club, have announced the event is scheduled to be held on the ...
captainsparkledotcom Southern 100 Meetings 0 520 09-09-2023, 09:21 AM
    Thread: Manx GP Classic Superbike race
Post: RE: Manx GP Classic Superbike race

haha!👍 Thanks H2pots!
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,228 08-09-2023, 01:15 PM
    Thread: Manx GP Classic Superbike race
Post: Manx GP Classic Superbike race

I've been uploading some videos from this years Manx GP, this one is the pinnacle of my editing skills  :confused: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKqv-IOiBrw
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,228 07-09-2023, 04:47 PM
    Thread: Forum Improvements
Post: RE: Forum Improvements

yes, thanks Chris, it is all very much appreciated.
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 14 1,413 07-09-2023, 04:45 PM
    Thread: Jonathan Rea to leave Kawasaki
Post: Jonathan Rea to leave Kawasaki

Recently announced,- [Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F5LNeAtXsAAq...name=large]
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 289 04-09-2023, 04:07 PM
    Thread: Manx 2023 video films
Post: RE: Manx 2023 video films

👍 More added now, including the Phil Read MV Agusta 500! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...qFVMpZPKl7
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 2 423 02-09-2023, 08:32 AM
    Thread: Hoghton Tower sprint/hill climb 3rd September 2023
Post: Hoghton Tower sprint/hill climb 3rd September 2023

Looks like we're in for a scorcher! Usual set up, No. 23, a grand day out. Now, if it wasn't for that pesky 1959 racing Bantam........😂
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 296 02-09-2023, 08:25 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Well done! Will definitely have to view from around there next year. Strangely we've only ever been to the bottom, years ago obviously, but never the top!
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 57 8,575 31-08-2023, 08:46 AM
    Thread: Captain Sparkle and Mr LED
Post: RE: Captain Sparkle and Mr LED

haha! Thanks chaps,  Mr. Kinley definitely knows, our big claim to TT fame came courtesy of Kinners  "A TT tradition"!
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,171 31-08-2023, 08:43 AM
    Thread: Qualifying times
Post: Qualifying times

Practice/qualifying times are posted on this page, this one here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/racing/page/...chedule-2/ and are updated after each session, as will be the race results. I struggle to...
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 0 1,074 23-08-2023, 12:51 PM
    Thread: Ian Bainbridge
Post: Ian Bainbridge

R.I.P. Ian Bainbridge, MGP competitor since 2005. Condolences to family & friends. https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...ainbridge/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 1,428 23-08-2023, 12:49 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

Thanks again Chris,  Sorry I am a bit hit & miss at the mo',  a lot going on family wise & then there's the matter of 2 visits to the Isle of man in a week!!  I don't know where I am!  :confus...
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 2,003 22-08-2023, 04:09 PM
    Thread: MGP video
Post: MGP video

Link on Video/Photo thread - https://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/forumdi...php?fid=54
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 0 405 22-08-2023, 07:22 AM
    Thread: Manx 2023 video films
Post: Manx 2023 video films

Latest films "wot i 'ave made" are here, they are what they are, but at least it gives you a taste of things! I'll add them to the top of this playlist as I do them, but after Tuesday it will be a whi...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 2 423 22-08-2023, 07:21 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Good work Alfie, thanks.
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 57 8,575 22-08-2023, 07:14 AM
    Thread: Admin Offline (and full webite down)
Post: RE: Admin Offline

Good luck Chris, hope it goes well,  we're off for our weekend away in Tylerman, this afternoon, so my old phone will struggle to do much!  :confused:
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 6 432 18-08-2023, 10:30 AM
    Thread: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!
Post: RE: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!

Well, that didn't last long!!!  :cry4: Good afternoon, Your sailing from Heysham to Douglas on Friday 18th August at 14:15hrs will now be undertaken by the Ben-My-Chree. Passengers are asked to ch...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 4 1,273 17-08-2023, 05:43 PM
    Thread: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!
Post: RE: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!

In Heysham now!  [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5312...9013_c.jpg]IMG_3029 (2) by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5312...1377_c.jp...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 4 1,273 17-08-2023, 01:44 PM
    Thread: Todd to TAS
Post: RE: Todd to TAS

The more I think about it....maybe Dean to HRC, JM130 to Padgetts(as Alfie has said previously)... that still leaves Deanos seat at DAO.........
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,719 16-08-2023, 06:50 PM
    Thread: Todd to TAS
Post: Todd to TAS

TODD JOINS FORCES WITH TAS RACING AND MILWAUKEE BMW read all about it here- http://tasracing.com/todd-24/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,719 16-08-2023, 11:08 AM
    Thread: Sidecars at MGP
Post: RE: Sidecars at MGP

That's an unexpected bonus!
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 1 1,252 15-08-2023, 02:36 PM
    Thread: Sad news of "Kipper" Killip
Post: Sad news of "Kipper" Killip

Allan "Kipper" Killip R.I.P. https://www.iomtoday.co.im/sport/sad-dea...lip-632361
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 796 15-08-2023, 02:21 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 Dates Confirmed
Post: TT 2024 Dates Confirmed

Full story here - https://iomttraces.com/latest/news/2024-...confirmed/ [color=var(--bs-heading-color,inherit)]QUALIFYING WEEK Qualifying 1 Monday 27 May (UK Bank Holiday) Morning Free Practice &am...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 1,441 15-08-2023, 02:09 PM
    Thread: Top 20 for Classic Senior race
Post: RE: Top 20 for Classic Senior race

Cheers Hutchinson square!
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,945 11-08-2023, 06:42 AM
    Thread: TT documentary name please? Approx 1980
Post: RE: TT documentary name please? Approx 1980

I've had a search, but nothing springs up, "The Island" springs to mind, but I don't know what content is in it. Maybe someone will remember, Splashdown, perhaps? edit:- I know this isn't the one, b...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,255 10-08-2023, 11:17 AM
    Thread: VMCC Manx GP Rally
Post: RE: VMCC Manx GP Rally

That's a real shame, timing couldn't have been worse! Hope it all goes well Chris. When you say "lay face down for a week".......?
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,686 10-08-2023, 11:15 AM
    Thread: Top 20 for Classic Senior race
Post: RE: Top 20 for Classic Senior race

I hadn't actually realised!!!  :confused: Number 6 is free, tho'!
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,945 09-08-2023, 07:47 PM
    Thread: OMG announced as official Yamaha BSB team
Post: OMG announced as official Yamaha BSB team

OMG Racing are proud to announce that they will become Yamaha Motor UK’s Official ‘Supported Team’ from 2024 in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. read it here - https://omgracing.co.uk/202...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 312 09-08-2023, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Greenall out to defend Classic Superbike title
Post: Greenall out to defend Classic Superbike title

Details here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...end-title/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 0 1,181 09-08-2023, 03:57 PM
    Thread: Top 20 for Classic Senior race
Post: Top 20 for Classic Senior race

full story here - which has changed slightly since originally posted!!! https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...or-mgp-23/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,945 09-08-2023, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Ashcourt racing at the manx
Post: RE: Ashcourt racing at the manx

Nathan Harrison!  (we knew! 😉) https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...cing-rc45/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,851 09-08-2023, 03:53 PM
    Thread: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!
Post: Manxman maiden voyage announced!!!

They could still change it tho'!  :confused: Our first trip is 18th!!  :crossfingers: "The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is confirming its intention to operate Manxman’s first service sailing on...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 4 1,273 09-08-2023, 01:51 PM
    Thread: Unlimited CC allowed in Lightweight class 2023
Post: RE: Unlimited CC allowed in Lightweight class 2023

Yep, should be good, it's going to be a whole new ball game.....inside the original ball game!! A bit like the Lightweight, UltraLightweight & Singles TT all rolled into 1!  Interestingly, about ...
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 3 1,261 08-08-2023, 01:57 PM
    Thread: Unlimited CC allowed in Lightweight class 2023
Post: Unlimited CC allowed in Lightweight class 2023

Yes, unlimited!  but only in the new singles category! full story here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...ghtweight/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 3 1,261 08-08-2023, 09:45 AM
    Thread: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer
Post: RE: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer

Just had a "Manxman story" on our local BBC TV news, didn't really say much more than we already knew! but here's the written version of it - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-...n-66329316
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 77 14,433 07-08-2023, 03:28 PM
    Thread: MGP 2023 Schedule including some events
Post: MGP 2023 Schedule including some events

Just seen this, can't find the original, but it gives an idea of what's occurring - [Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F23ocN1WYAAa...ame=medium]
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 1,414 07-08-2023, 03:21 PM
    Thread: Davies motorsport return with new venture at MGP 2023
Post: Davies motorsport return with new venture at MGP 2...

Sounds exciting, one of the main teams having a big change this year, read about it here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...rand-prix/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 1 1,171 07-08-2023, 03:16 PM
    Thread: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer
Post: RE: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer

There have been rumours locally (around Heysham), unproven really, that the wind is a problem, affecting "handling", so to speak,  don't really know any more than that. Hopefully it's all bunkum &...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 77 14,433 06-08-2023, 07:49 PM
    Thread: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer
Post: RE: Manxman Arrival Gets Closer

Latest statement from IOMSPC (04/08/2023)- MANXMAN’S FIRST SERVICE SAILING DRAWS NEAR 4/8/2023 The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is pleased to update the travelling public on progress towards Manx...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 77 14,433 06-08-2023, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Jurby day moved to Sunday 27th August
Post: RE: Jurby day moved to Sunday 27th August

More details about Jurby day, from VMCC IOM facebook page - ARA Chairman Neal Champion has been in touch to confirm there will be parades along the lines of VMCC test days at the forthcoming Mini Ju...
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 3 1,998 06-08-2023, 02:08 PM
    Thread: Andreas racing association on TV!
Post: Andreas racing association on TV!

According to their Twitter feed -  [Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/162...normal.jpg] [/url]Andreas Racing Official IOM [url=https://twitter.com/Andreas__Racing]@Andreas__Racing [Image: ...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 428 06-08-2023, 12:14 PM
    Thread: Armoy Races on TV
Post: RE: Armoy Races on TV

This was a tweet from the King of the Roads people on 27th July - [/url]King Of The Roads [url=https://twitter.com/KingOTRoads]@KingOTRoads Jul 27 Just 1 day to go until the 2023 @ArmoyRoadRaces We ...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 8 1,297 06-08-2023, 12:10 PM
    Thread: Armoy Races on TV
Post: RE: Armoy Races on TV

Good shout, then ITV4 8pm 14th August (part 1) ITV4 8pm 15th august (part 2) (allegedly!)
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 8 1,297 02-08-2023, 01:43 PM
    Thread: Ashcourt racing at the manx
Post: RE: Ashcourt racing at the manx

I'll happily go along with Nathan Harrison. He did say "Can’t wait to get back round the TT course again at the centenary Manx Grand Prix in just over a months time. "
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 1,851 02-08-2023, 01:37 PM
    Thread: End of an Era for McAMS Yamaha
Post: End of an Era for McAMS Yamaha

Raceways Motorcycles will step down from their role running the official Yamaha Motor UK team in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the end of the 2023 season. full story here - https://mc...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 343 02-08-2023, 01:34 PM