Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ABC - M IS FOR MOTORBIKES, THE ISLE OF MAN T.T.






The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophey) is the oldest road races for motorbikes and sidecars in the world. In 2007 the event celebrated it's first 100 years. For 2 weeks the island hosts the competition, the first week for practise, the second for a series of races featuring different classes of motorbikes and sidecars. It is still the single biggest event on the island and the biggest tourist attraction, with particpants and spectators arriving from as far as Australia to the Isle of Man itself. Here are a few I captured from a much larger collection I sell online.

From top to bottom:

John McGuinness( record breaking lap)
Adrian Archibald
Barry Wood, Derran Slous and John Crellin
Tourist bikers waiting for a local to cross. We don't hurry on the island for anyone.

All photos subject to copyright.

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37 comments:

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wow! I love bike's . Wonderful photos from you! Have a nice day:)

mrsnesbitt said...

I recognised Johm McGuiness straight away, he is from Louth in Lancashire. Yes Adrian Archibald too, always reminds me of an albino rabbit! LOL! We should be seeing some racing this weekend over at Scarborough.

Off to search out a link...back in a little while.
Dx

Abraham Lincoln said...

You did a good job capturing these elusive bikes. Nice work.

mrsnesbitt said...

http://mrsnesbittsplace.blogspot.com/2007/09/day-at-races.html

here's the link!

mirage2g said...

What a great set! I especially like the 1st one! Great motion shot!

Terry D said...

How close can you get? Gee some cool photos.

Kim said...

Like mirage2g, I love that first shot especially. You nailed it. I bet the sound was deafening!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

quintarantino said...

The great Isle of Man Grand Prix ... vrrruuuummmmmmmmm!!!!
Great photos.
May I link you?

Jim said...

Great pictures, I really like the third one with three bikes.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

These are awesome. You did perfect by photographing them! Nice.

The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Blue said...

If only I was a gambler, I'd have made money on this post - lol.
My instict re your choice of M was spot on - amazing action shots.

I've been on the island in June during the racing - the buzz...

iBlowfish said...

Number 3 photo from top is my favorite of all the photos. Excellent shot!

Judy said...

Nice pictures, I can just hear them going by.

Suburbia said...

Fantastic shots for M!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

The speed and motion is so evident in these shots. Wonderful!

RuneE said...

A bit to dangerous for an old man like me, but with so many bikers in on this Theme this is going to be a popular post!

Chuck Pefley said...

Wow! Right up my alley interest wise, though you'll not catch me trying to ride this way -:) Photographing them would be a different story and I'd be in hog heaven (pun intended). Great work!! I didn't see any obvious link to the others. Would you send me a link?

~Chuck

Bergson said...

I prefer the first photo
The race is in the city
Dangerous

ellen b said...

Whoa! You are one talented photographer! Fun M's...

Ioanna said...

Very nice shots! I almost hear the noise! I'd love to watch! Thanks for your comments! Greetings from Ioannina,Greece!

Jackie said...

Excellent pictures! My dad has about a million pictures (on slide) from the TT, though they're all fading now as they were taken 40+ years ago.

andrée said...

What great action shots. They are just terrific. I have heard of street races and I always worry about little kitties that wander about. Or dogs. Or kids. I'm sure that they are ok: the noise alone would scare a cat off. it must be like a two week party there.

Petunia said...

Great choice for the M post:)

Petunia's ABC

Sue, Dan and tilly the dog. said...

We will look out for you at the TT.Do you always photograph from the same pitch? Exceptional photography.

Olivier said...

les photos des motos en plein vitesse sont superbes, bravo car c'est vraiment pas facile a faire comme photo.

Photos of motorcycles in full speed are superb, bravo because it is really not easy to do as a photo.

Ida said...

Vrooom vroooooom....... ;)
Great captures.

Ida

manxie cat said...

My god you were close in. Good group of photos. The last one made me laugh again.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Wow, the TT races. I'd love to go one day. Great photos! Thanks for visiting Liege City Daily Photo.

Mr. Faizal said...

i love motorikes.

Evil-E said...

Those are really great shots. You did a nice job capturing the action and the colo(u)r. (however you prefer).

Dan said...

Wonderful pics and how exciting! The noise must have been incredible.

Very cool that you are a photo pro. If every you get the time and have the inclination I would love for you to comment and critique what I have on my photoblog.

babooshka said...

A big hi today to everyone. I have actually been blown away my all the wonderful comments today. Thank you all so much for taking the time out to stop by and leave your thoughts. You've all made me realise that quitting a sensible job to persue photography was not that crazy afterall. Even on this tiny island of mine, with the advent of the net anything is possible. I will get round to all of you as soon as i can, it's just been a very busy day.once again, thank you.

Southern Heart said...

Those are such great action photos! You captured the motion and speed so well!

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Dragonstar said...

Beautiful! I wish I could get back to the Island again!

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