Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SURE SIDECAR A RACE

Sidecar A Race



Yellow Peril

Flaming orange

Lucky No 7





U is for united. That's what the sidecar team have to be.Working in tandem as you can see. U is form uniform they wear. U is for my universal images that find themselves around the globe.
U if for U have probably had enough of me banging on about the bikes, but honest it's only two weeks of the year and one of those is practice week. This is race week. These images were taken from Taubman Street, the Sure Sidecar Race A.








53 comments:

Jackie said...

Great shots again.

I remember my dad had an old sidecar, but not for racing. I remember having a ride in it once, I can't have been older than 6 or 7. I bet heath and safety wouldn't let that happen now.

Grace and Bradley said...

Wow, the race must be very exciting. Hope you all have a good time.

mannanan said...

Now that would make a great shot on my website you as the passenger in a sidecar race and Mrs Nesbitt driving. Looked out for her and her duck at the Sprint today with no luck at all. Looked out for you as well but no luck on that front either. Still there's a few days left. Cracking photos yet again.

laxeylass said...

He's from Laxey! Is he Manx? 100% Brilliant photos today.

James said...

That looks very exciting. Undeniably great photos.

Ken said...

The yellow one looks like a Banana! Fantastic days work B.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a fantastic U! I love it! Those bikes are so colorful and bright.

foto CHIP said...

Lovely pictures of united teams! They seems to have a lot of fun and speed :)

Jon, Ramsey said...

I have been looking for you. I think you move as quick as the bikes. Dead on images.

mononeil said...

You are getting some nice images from the TT. Keep them coming.

marley said...

Cool action shots! You'd have to be mad or brave or both to get in one of those side cars!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

That was a lot of nice Us. All the things that our little earth need, but don't get.

photowannabe said...

Watching the sidecar racing must have been exciting. One definitely must be united to do the race. Perfect U.

Anonymous said...

I went to school with him. He's not Manx. Like your sidecars. Did you go to my school?

Carol said...

Oh, this looks like alot of fun to watch, but I wouldn't want to be in the side car....makes for bright and colorful shots...

Gordon said...

Great shots as usual. I remember watching sidecar races when I was young. The bikes were nowhere as sophisticated and streamlined back then.

Leif Hagen said...

Zoom zoom! Looks like fun on the Isle of Man! Thanks for the fun, racing, speedy photos!

That is the chicken said...

Fascinating take on something that I know nothing about. It was very interesting reading and viewing!

Glennis said...

Very exciting. Those sidecars are so special, must be great fun riding in them! Though maybe rather you than me.

david mcmahon said...

Those are mighty streamlines sidecars!

magiceye said...

superb action freezes!

Small City Scenes said...

Do U believe that I believe U??
Super shots and grand explanation of the letter U. MB

Indrani said...

Great shots!
Take care when you swing around and have a great meet. :)

Olivier said...

superbe tes photos de Sidecar. j'aime bien les positions des passagers, des vrais acrobates
haughtiness your photographs of Sidecar. I like well the positions of the passengers, of true acrobats

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Another Fascinating Post By Babooshka !! I Really Like These Kind Of Races But I Am Sad That In India We Hardly Find These Kind Of!! Great Post..Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

Gattina said...

As long as I am not sitting in this sidecar, it must be nice to watch !

Carolina said...

Hello Andy!

Hehehe, if you and Mrs. Nesbitt go sidecar 'racing', I hope Andy will be filming or photographing that
;-)

jay said...

The sidecar races must be interesting! I've never driven one, though I do have my full motorbike licence. Actually, I've never taken a pillion passenger either!

How lovely to have Mrs N visiting the island! Have a great time! :)

Bibi said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I've always wanted to ride in a sidecar, but not at that speed. When going fast, I like to be in control!

Roger Owen Green said...

Looks fascinating and sufficiently scary.

Babooshka said...

More racing today. Thanks for stopping by. Looking out for a specific sidecar today Mrs N.

Marie Reed said...

hanging my head in shame.. My U is a snore compared to this razzmatazz!

Jim said...

I love the colors and designs. I guess if the rider in the sidecar falls off, he doesnt have far to fall.

Mo said...

No apologies, I am enjoying the TT. Just need to add a bit of noise and petrol smell.

B Squared said...

Cool! But are you the driver or the passenger?

Rose said...

Now this looks like fun! Hope you and Denise get to meet up; I can just picture the two of you in one of these races:) Thanks for hosting this week, Babooshka!

Mara said...

Those guys in the side cars must have buns of steel (literally). They must feel every bump in the road!

Q said...

Oh my goodness! How exciting!
Perfect U!
Thanks for hosting and taking such fantastic photos....
Sherry

RuneE said...

United we stand - or sit in this case. Action-photos with a large A!

Pam said...

Another brilliant set of photos. Don't know how you do it! Thanks for sharing.

JM said...

Sidecar racing! This is pretty cool! Great shots, Babooshka!

Reader Wil said...

Very great and interesting post! Thanks for sharing! I love to see a photo of you and Denise.

TSannie said...

After reading yours and other U posters, I am astounded at all the words beginning with U! Took me a while to figure out even one word.
I don't understand the first thing about racing, but your photos really capture the cars.

Joy said...

Have you and Denise chosen your united colours for the race. Atmospheric photos and so close.

Donnie said...

Canceled Sidecar B. Will they reschedule race? Yellow peril my favorite. What lens did you use for that image?

Chris said...

Very cool!

Gail's Man said...

Good set of photos and should help to keep the wolf from the door for a while.

I didn't know it was being televised. Might have a look to see when it's on & see if I can spot you.

Babooshka said...

Gail's Man - Not watching but Babooshka has been waving all week.Well in her way of course.



Donnie Sidecar B canceled indefinitely for this year.

Dusty Lens said...

I must add that U also stands for Manchester United.

Mojo said...

Now I'd pay folding money to see you hanging out the back of the sidecar like that. What a hoot!

Maria Berg said...

It is always fun to play with the camera.

Bikes and tigers and butterflies - made me smile.
/MB Sweden

George said...

I didn't realize they had sidecar races. Great pictures.

Nikki-ann said...

Loving the sidecards! I've been on the back of one of those :)

I feel for Nicky Crow and Mark Cox and their families.

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