With TT 2013 starting this Saturday, iMuseum gives fans access to hundreds of photographs, news articles and objects from previous race years, right back to when racing started in 1907. Go to www.imuseum.im or visit iMuseum (next to the Manx Museum, Douglas) to:
- Look at images from the Island’s National Photographic Archive and objects such as the Suzuki RG 500 motorcycle ridden by Mike Hailwood in 1979.
- Explore TT & MGP is a database that lets you search for race, rider and machine.
- Read articles from the Manx newspapers and the TT Special for 1907 to 1961.
- Tell us about your TT memories by clicking on Your Stories.
The Manx Museum also brings fans some unmissable film showings this TT week including ‘TT Legends’, an exclusive film following the Honda TT Legends throughout the 2012 racing season, showing from 27th May to 8th June.
Two film showings and talk shows will take place on Mad Sunday, during a special Sunday opening of the Manx Museum. Marking the 90th anniversary of sidecar racing at the Isle of Man TT Races a showing of Cabell Hopkins short film ‘No Ordinary Passenger’ joined by former world champion Stan Dibben and TT legend Dave Molyneux. ‘A Dangerous Addiction’, a documentary film by Al Jazeera, will be followed by racing banter in an interactive Q&A session with the filmmakers, joined by team managers Hector Neil and Wilson Craig, TT racer John Ingram and TT winner Milky Quayle.
Tickets are £10 per screening available now from the Manx Museum and online, with all profits to The Rob Vine Fund, The Joey Dunlop Foundation and Manx Museum and National Trust. To find out more and buy tickets see https://manxnationalheritage.im/whats-on/tt-mgp/.
The TT or Tourist Trophy races are staged each summer, over the famous Mountain Course. This annual event attracts thousands of bike fans, from all over the world. The TT is possibly the most demanding race on earth, both on machinery and riders, and is also steeped in history. The Mountain Course is the oldest motorcycle racing circuit still in use, and in over a hundred years only two world wars and the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease have prevented the TT.
Image caption: BMW sidecar outfit (number 5) passing through Onchan village, 1950s (PG/12100/42). Could you tell us more about the photograph or the riders?