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ISLE of MAN TT 2814
Here we are in the Isle of Man in 1957 for the T.T. races.
Having a chat before the race is on the left Sammy Millar with Cecil Sandford former T.T. winner and Artie Bell.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
ISLE of MAN TT 2884
Passing the signpost in the Clypso course of the 1957 Isle of Man TT and riding a BMW 500cc sidecar are Walter Schneider and Hans Strauss.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
ISLE OF MAN 2955
Sitting in front of the James Guthrie memorial on the Isle of Mann TT course we have Ed Cunningham on the left & Paddy Lawler having a rest in 1955.
They were cycling round the course as they did every year. The Memorial reads as follows:
James Guthrie 1897–1937
Erected to the memory of Jimmy Guthrie, of Hawick, a brilliant Motor Cycle Rider, famous on the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Course from his wonderful
riding and great sportsmanship. He won the race six times, beat many world records and was the first in numerous foreign races.
He died while upholding the honour of his country in the Germany Grand Prix, August 1937.
BOB McINTYRE 2960
It's the 1957 Senior TT race and racing past here at Bray Hill is Bob McIntyre on his 500cc Gilera 4.
Bob was the first rider to lap this course at over 100 mph, he did 101.03mph.
If you look closely at Bob's rear tyre you will see it's off the ground !
My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
BOB McINTYRE 2966
Waiting his turn at the Weigh In in the Isle of Man is Bob McIntyre with his 350cc Norton.
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My thanks to Ed Cunningham now of Ontario, Canada for this photograph.
LEN IRELAND 3352
Here we are somewhere in the Isle of Man for the TT races and every young boy back then dreams of becoming a racer after their dream idol.
This young man sitting astride this Alfredo Milanis works Gilera four is no exception as he strikes a racing pose for the Kodak Brownie box camera.
Now take a look at the lad standing with his arms folded and giving him a look of jealously but you can imagine him saying " Who do you think you are?"
Well later on in his life he will certainly know who it was for it is our very own racing legend Len Ireland.