Articles tagged Manx Government

Page 14 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1966

Racing on the Isle of Man

—the R.A.C. disapprove LAST month I wrote about the possibility of holding the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy race on the Mountain Circuit in the Isle of Man, a circuit that is used twice a year for motorcycle racing, three weeks in June and two weeks in September. It is a circuit whose value is not only proven, but one that is fully geared to racing, as regards marshalling, control, medical facilities,...

Page 20 of June 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, June 1930


ELLAN VANNI\ A SPORTSMA A 'S PARADISE By " ISLANDER N Spring the young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, but assuming that he has managed to avoid this distressing complaint thus far, in June it will probably turn to the Isle of Man, where the T.T. races are taking place. This year the Manx Government has tried to provide additional interest by making grants and offering prizes to foreign...

Page 32 of October 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1933


AMATEURS IN THE ISLE OF MAN LARGE FIELDS AND HIGH SPEEDS IN THE GRAND PRIX RACES IN spite of the credit which attaches to a win in the T.T. Races in the Isle of Man and the financial support which is given by the Manx Government, the entries for each race averaged less than thirty. The keenness of the amateur rider, on the other hand, continues to increase, and the entries for the September races...

Page 41 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, July 2011

Mat Oxley

CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN As always, the first week of June is Isle of Man TT week. This year however, is a bit special. 2011 marks the centenary of the Mountain circuit, the 373/4-mile roller coaster of a race course that makes the if what it is the world's wildest motorcycle race. During the event's 105-year history, several shorter circuits have been used, but the Mountain towers above them all....

Page 42 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1931

I.O.M - Cradle of British Road Racing

I.O.M. Cradle of British Road Racin BY " MANNIN." IN the clays of Elizabeth, England was sufficiently gay to merit the title of " merry," but since that time there has been a great decline of this agreeable feature, and the arrival and precept of Albert the Good completed the cycle and filled the land with overpowering gloom, but happily there have always been men willing to fight against the...

Page 18 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1931


Another Speedway for Great Ii ritain ? interesting scheme for the construction in the Isle of Man of an eight-mile speed track and other tracks suitable for road race courses was brought forward a short time ago. The suggestion was that the Curraghs, a large area of bog and swamp in the northern part of the Island, should be drained, and that on the reclaimed land, a motor track, an aerodrome,...

Page 21 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1966

Continental Notes

Among the many interesting happenings of last month was the first appearance in Europe of the Chaparral car from Texas. To those who follow American sports car racing the name will not be new and the performance of the cars driven by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp against the many V8-engined, 2-seater racing cars, thinly disguised as sports cars, will be known. In 1963 Jim Hall spent the summer in Europe...

Page 16 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1965


ONE of the highlights of recent weeks was the appearance and performance of Bruce McLaren's Oldsmobile-engined sports car fitted with the Ferguson torque-converter, built to Tera-Mala patents. Its failure in the Tourist Trophy was nothing to do with the design and operation of the transmission system, but purely a mechanical failure of an oil seal. Such torque-converters are by no means new, but...


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