Meet Joe and Alma Rocheleau In the early 1960’s the Sidecar Racers’ Association was formed in Toronto which expanded to include competitors from all over Canada and the USA. It happened one day that a couple of Americans from Michigan travelled across to Canada to watch some motorcycle races at the Mosport circuit in Ontario….
Joey Dunlop is rightly remembered as one of the all-time greatest motorcycle racers, many and consider him to the be the single greatest. The quiet, humble Northern Irishman had a natural talent for riding motorcycles very quickly on exactly the kind of tight, twisty road circuits the British Isles are famous for. He won the…
Joey Dunlop was an Irishman who became a global motorcycling phenomenon. largely due to his performances at the most dangerous race in the world – the Isle of Man TT. He went on to win the TT 26 times and in the process set a record that no one has ever broken – or is…
This 1973 Ducati 750SS Corsa by NCR was left sitting in a garage for over 30 years, it’s hard to imagine the thought process of the man who found it – It’s the two-wheeled equivalent of finding a raced-in-period Ferrari 250 GTO sitting under a tarp. The importance of these early NCR Ducatis is hard…
The Norton Manx is deservedly remembered as one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time, it was built from 1947 until 1962 however even today in 2013 – you can still buy a brand new Featherbed-frame and build your own.
Back in 1973 a motorcycle rolled out of a garage in England, it was to be just one of four ever built, and it was going to shake the world of professional motorcycle racing to its core. The bike in question was the John Player Norton Monocoque, it had been designed and built by Peter Williams – a man who was both a motorcycle engineer and a talented racer.
This is Mike “The Bike” Hailwood racing at the 1978 Isle of Man TT, it was Hailwood’s comeback race and no one expected him to even place in the top 3 – after having spent 11 years away from the world of competitive motorcycle racing.
This film from the Isle of Man TT covers a full lap of the circuit, run at full racing speed.
The 1969 Isle of Man TT was a race that took place in a time when 2-wheeled racing was dominated by the British marques Triumph, BSA and Norton.
This breathtaking 10 minute film shows Joey Dunlop completing a high-speed lap of the Isle of Man circuit in 1983 onboard his Honda V4 RS850R.
The Norton CS1 is a veritable beast, this is the 1928 model, ’28 was the first year that Norton used the overhead cam 500cc engine that went on to become quite famous in it’s own right.
This is a vintage Triumph promotional film centred around the 1969 Isle of Man TT, the footage and commentary are both first class and exactly as biased towards Triumph as you’d imagine.