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In my opinion the 'key word' to describe the TT, the whole package exudes atmosphere, there is no motor racing event in the world that compares. There was so much happening in addition to the actual TT Races.

MY FIRST MORNING ON GLENCRUTCHERY ROAD: My first morning on the Isle of Man, mandated a trip to the TT Pit Area and Glencrutchery Road 'just to check how things were going'. This is the permanent installation adjacent the TT Grandstand, there is so much motorcycling history, read 'atmosphere' here!

ALL QUIET, THE FIRST EVENING'S PRACTICE SESSION WOULD CHANGE ALL THAT!

IAN HUTCHINSON AND THE ARAI SUITE: I attended the unveiling of a plaque at the Joey Dunlop Home, Braddan Bridge. The unveiling duties were bestowed on none other than Ian Hutchinson, I was delighted to meet Ian, a thorough gentleman and winner of all five (5) ICE Solo race classes at TT2010. Arai are assisting the Joey Dunlop Foundation by sponsoring one of the many rooms in the Home which offers long term convalescence.

IAN HUTCHINSON UNVEILING THE 'ARAI SUITE' PLAQUE

IAN HELD UP THE 'FIVE TT WINS' HAND GESTURE FOR ME!

LAXEY WOOLLEN MILLS, LAXEY - TT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION:

ANOTHER EXCELLENT TT PHOTO EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION ORGANISER Mr BILL SNELLING WITH DEEJAY51 (LHS)

BILL AND THE TT2011 LAXEY WOOLLEN MILLS MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT, THE HUGHES TRIUMPH TRIDENT T150V RACER

PEEL IN MOTION: Motorcycle displays, amusement rides, fun fairs, it was all happening at Peel on Mad Sunday.

MOTORCYCLISTS AT BEAUTIFUL PEEL

CHAINSAW SCULPTURE DISPLAY: MOTORCYCLE CRAFT!

BEAUTIFUL BMW

A PAIR OF GORGEOUS NORTON'S

CASTLE'S THROUGH THE AGES...

FUN FAIR SEASIDE ENTERTAINMENT

MONSTER ENERGY: The Monster Energy Girls were at Peel, the rostrum and pit area, you get the picture. Then there was the 'truck'!

I TRACKED DOWN THE MONSTER ENERGY GIRLS AND THE 'TRACKED' VEHICLE!

SUBARU, THE OFFICIAL CAR PARTNER: Subaru provided the Officials Cars and a rally prepared car for the 'Subaru Demonstration Lap', a timed lap of the TT Course.

NOT EXACTLY THE MOST POPULAR EVENT AMONGST ROAD RACE FANS!

SUBARU COURSE CAR

PEOPLE THAT I MET: Current TT Racers and Mechanics aside, (for a moment), I was delighted to meet the following people, in Ian's case for the third year in succession. Let's just clarify a little bit of TT history with regard to Mr Ian Anthony-Huntly, next year, TT2012, will be the 65th anniversary year of Ian's unbroken attendance at the Isle of Man TT Races, a staggering commitment to any sport.

IAN ANTHONY-HUNTLY WITH KEVIN 'AGO' MURPHY

IAN ANTHONY-HUNTLY WITH DEEJAY51 (LHS)

CHARLEY BOORMAN, CLASS ACT

STEPHEN DAVISON, THE BEST!

LUIGI TAVERI AND FAMILY, A WONDERFUL MOMENT

THE EATERIES: There are no problems with food at the TT!

GREAT FOOD AND DRINK PROVISIONS JUST BEHIND THE GRANDSTAND

TT GOODIES: Memorabilia, there's always a fantastic array of TT Goodies to commemorate my visit each year. The staff, they are so easy to get along with, great times.

AS USUAL I BOUGHT TOO MUCH 'STUFF' AND ANOTHER CAP!

THE 'TT MASCOT' WITH THE CONTROL TOWER BEHIND

THE TT GRANDSTAND POST OFFICE

FUNNY PICS: Just a few fun images on my travels around the circuit and pits.

HAILWOOD IS THE NAME!

CHRIS KINLEY, IT WASN'T ME!

TT HAIRDO

MAYBE I COULD WIN IN THESE, NO!

THE SAGA CONTINUES...

KPH IN PIT LANE, MPH ON CIRCUIT?

ONE DAY I MIGHT GET IN HERE?

LOCATED IN THE TT PIT AREA!

THE VULCAN FLYPAST: Hectic, I completed my Senior TT Podium photography and 'somehow' made it to Douglas Bay just in time for the 'delayed' Vulcan Bomber flypast.

THE VULCAN OVER DOUGLAS BAY

THE VULCAN BOMB BAY DOORS OPEN

MORE TT2011 COVERAGE: Please continue my 'TT2011 coverage' by selecting from the following pages...

Up Pre TT Classic 2011 TT2011 Superbike TT2011 Sidecars TT2011 TT Zero TT2011 Senior TT2011 Pit Walks TT2011 Yamaha 50th TT2011 Parade Laps TT2011 Atmosphere TT2011 Sprints Post TT Races 2011

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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