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Manx GP/Classic
« on: June 28, 2016, 04:04:20 PM »
Anyone going to the Manx I am hoping to take my 1974 RD350A over . I will be marshalling at Sectors 4 at Sarah's cottage and 5 at Burnside at the end of Cronk y vody straight during practice and race week.
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 09:57:30 PM »
Yes, going over for the race weekend.  Have been to the TT a few times but this will be our first Classic so really looking forward to it.  We are flying in so keeping it simple and have main grandstand tickets for both race days we are there.  Will look out for your 350 when we are out and about! 
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 11:03:28 PM »
Going over Wednesday to Wednesday for the Classic TT/Manx.

It'll be my 3rd trip over to the IOM this year, I'm going over on the 9th July for 7 days and flag marshalling at the Southern100 International races again.

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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 09:10:51 AM »
I'll be there. It is in my opinion a far more interesting event that what the TT has become.
Me & a mate will be on a pair of 1972 CB175,s
Let's hope we get the same weather as the TT had.
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 10:28:22 AM »
Yes, going over for the race weekend.  Have been to the TT a few times but this will be our first Classic so really looking forward to it.  We are flying in so keeping it simple and have main grandstand tickets for both race days we are there.  Will look out for your 350 when we are out and about!


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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 06:58:55 AM »
Nice bike :). My daughter and son in law want to do manx on their bikes , but i don't have time this year.Perhaps next year on rd with a few mates on theirs would be a laugh :) :)
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 08:18:46 AM »
Where's everyone staying.

I'm at my usual digs The Railway Station Hotel, Port St Mary.

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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 04:22:07 PM »
Where's everyone staying.

I'm at my usual digs The Railway Station Hotel, Port St Mary.

Dave.

Me and My son are B/B right at the top of the bank passed the Railway station next set of lights petrol station on the left we are about 100yds on the right the first gate . Will be calling in at the railway pub at Union mills after marshalling for a bite to eat the food is good. We will be going into Douglas for a few beers
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 07:28:22 PM »
i`m going on the 27th aug (5 days). It was a late decision to go and could only get a "homestay" near quarter bridge, as all hotels booked up!
Been many times but this is the first time i have used "homestay". Still looking in case any vacancies come up (b+b single room) as i would prefer a bar downstairs ;D. If anyone knows of any vacancies let me know!
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2016, 03:18:31 PM »
I travelled home yesterday from a superb weekend.  Saw some great racing - Watching Michael Dunlop hurl that 80's technology 1100 Suzuki round a 126mph lap was a real treat, as was seeing the 250 2 stroke race bikes out again.  Shame about Harrison and Hillier disqualifications, I'm sure the bikes did break the rules, but all the bikes were so different anyway.

Possibly even more pleasure to be had simply wandering the paddock or Douglas seafront.  I have done the regular TT a few times, but this was different again.  I have never seen so much classic machinery in one place.  I was tripping over Z1's, H2's, CBX's everywhere, just parked in the street.  I only saw a few RD's but took pics and will put them up when I get them off phone.

Worthy of special mention in paddock was the Team Classic Suzuki stand.  Stunning line up of 70's and 80's race bikes including multiple ex Barry Sheene RG500's etc.  It was so good I assumed it was a Suzuki GB collection, but then found out it was just part of a collection of 70+ historic Suzuki race bikes all owned by one enthusiast collector - Hats off to him.

Brilliant event.  Highlights show on ITV4 Thursday night.
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 08:47:41 PM »
Just got back this afternoon, didn`t need the waterproofs at all! Going to watch that tv prog with interest cause i might just be on it- I was at Jurby when Steve Parish interviewed a few spectators!(right next to them) The sight and sound of the old four strokes/two strokes bought back some memories. Shame that the "manx" couldn`t "stand alone" as it used to instead of becoming part of a "mini tt".
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 11:24:01 AM »
I am booked at Peel in a homestay for 2017,

 this will be my first Classic visit,not been since Barry Sheene fell of at Quarter Bridge,

 looking forward to it,just waiting for Steam Packet to organize their bookings !!!

 hope its easier than when I last sailed with them !!
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 11:38:16 AM »
Like you John just waiting for the Steam Racket Co to open bookings.

I usually go over for 3 trips a year and stay at the Railway Station Hotel,Port St Mary and I booked in for 2017 as I left at the end of the Classic TT/Manx  :)

You will find that the Steam Racket will be using the same bits of rope to tie your bike down to a handle rail as they used the last time you went  :o

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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 01:39:10 PM »
At least they don`t winch them on (3 at a time) like they used to on the old ferry`s!
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Re: Manx GP/Classic
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 04:25:46 PM »
Jeez guys !!

   I HAD hoped the new(er) ships were at least roll on type,

  and that you can ride on in relative safety,not like before !!!!
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