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ISLE OF MAN TT – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY 1907-80

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THE ISLE OF MAN TT – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY 1907-80
WRITTEN BY MATTHEW FREUDENBERG

For over 80 years the Isle of Man has been the home of the Tourist Trophy motorcycle road races. Every great rider, almost without exception, from Freddie Dixon and Stanley Woods  to Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood and Agostini, has raced there. Still run over the 37-mile road course first used before World War One and still a major international event, every year the Tourist Trophy races draw to the Isle of Man motorcycle enthusiasts in their thousands. Matthew Freudenberg, a long-life motorcycle racing enthusiast, describes the development of the TT from its conception to the 1980s; from the dusty track in 1907 to the smooth tarmac of today, an era during which lap speeds have risen from around 40 mph to over 120 mph, but the beautiful setting of the course and the skill and dedication of the riders have remained unchanged.

CONTENTS :
1. Beginnings
2. The first TT races 1907/10
3. Up the mountain 1911/14
4. Gathering momentum 1920/22
5. A golden age 1923/27
6. A serious business 1928/30
7. Nortons take over 1931/34
8. Challengers from Europe 1935/39
9. Post/war Austerity 1947/49
10. A second golden age 1950/54
11. Italian domination 1955/61
12. Japanese take-over 1962/67
13. Too many races 1968/80
14. A gallery of riders
15. A gallery of machines

The book is used, but it is in good condition, hard cover, 176 pages, English text.

ISBN : 0 946627 57 6

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