Visitors to this year’s Isle of Man TT will have the chance to see an exclusive film following the Honda TT Legends throughout the 2012 Endurance World Championship and road racing season. An hour-long special of ‘TT Legends’ will be shown daily at the Manx Museum in Douglas until Saturday 8 June.
The film features highlights from an eight-part documentary produced by Gaucho Productions, which aired on ITV4 in the UK earlier this year. The Gaucho crew was granted exclusive access to the 2012 Honda TT Legends line-up of John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews as they took on some of the world’s toughest motorcycle races – from the iconic Suzuka 8-hour and the grueling Le Mans 24-hour to the super-fast North West 200 and the legendary Isle of Man TT.
The resulting documentary tracks the highs and lows of life as a motorcycle racer, both on and off the track, with viewers getting an insight into the tears, tantrums and triumphs that take place as the Honda TT Legends team enjoys an epic season.
The one-hour ‘TT Legends’ special will be shown hourly from 10am to 5pm (with the last showing at 4pm) until Saturday 8 June at the Manx Museum in Douglas.
On Mad Sunday morning, visitors to the Manx Museum will receive a fascinating insight into the daredevil tactics of side car racing with former world champion Stan Dibben and 13 times TT winner Dave Molyneux who talk about the thrills and spills of side car racing from the 1950s to today. This special event includes the Isle of Man premiere of Cabell Hopkins short film ‘No Ordinary Passenger’ and marks the 90th anniversary of sidecar racing at the Isle of Man TT Races.
The Manx Museum will remain open throughout the day on Mad Sunday, with a further special event taking place on Mad Sunday afternoon, with the showing of ‘A Dangerous Addiction’. This fascinating film will be followed by racing banter in an interactive Q&A session with the filmmakers who will be joined by team managers Hector Neil and Wilson Craig, TT racer John Ingram and the Isle of Man’s very own TT winner, Milky Quayle.
Admission to the Manx Museum is free of charge. Tickets to the film showings cost £5 for TT Legends and £10 for each of the Mad Sunday Specials, with all profits going to The Rob Vine Fund, The Joey Dunlop Foundation, the Manx Museum and the National Trust.
For further information, please contact:
Lynsey Radcliffe, Heritage Communications Manager, Manx National Heritage
Tel: 01624 648032