Classic Racer archive: In a cloud of dust, they depart…

Photo: Nick Nicholls Collection at Mortons Archive

YEAR: You Tell us // LOCATION: A rock in the middle of the Irish Sea


Attention paddock, attention paddock, time to get pushing…

The Mountain calls and the men line up to test themselves and their motorcycles on it.

That clock ticking by, egging them on. Number 5 is Luigi Taveri, Honda; 7 Mike Hailwood, Honda (who went on to win); 11 Tommy Robb, Bultaco; 16 is Dan Shorey; 17 Rex Avery, EMC; 21 Johnny Grace; 22 Phil Read, Bultaco; and 23 is Gary Dickinson on a Ducati.


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