This is a fascinating new documentary about motorcycle icon Joey Dunlop, World Champion, 26-times Isle of Man TT winner and tireless charity worker.
Produced by leading Northern Ireland film production company Waldovision, which brought fans the critically acclaimed BBC documentaries ‘Joey Dunlop – Remembered’ and ‘How The North West Was Won’, the new film includes unseen material and additional footage.
No Ordinary Joe includes tributes from Joey’s wife Linda and his family plus John McGuinness, Steve Parrish, commentator Richard Nichols, Phillip McCallen, Eddie Laycock, Hector Neill, Barry Symmons and Brian Reid.
Never-before-published pictures of the Ballymoney hero, provided from his family’s private collection, have also been included in the documentary.
Directed and produced by brothers Alwyn and Colin James and Directed by Anna Masefield of Waldovision Ltd, No Ordinary Joe also includes archive footage of Joey competing at the North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and national road races in the Republic of Ireland.
Insightful interviews with Joey, never previously broadcast, plus footage of a trip to the Kushitani factory in Japan – where Joey’s leather designs are still retained – make this DVD a must-have for all fans.
There are family reflections, deeply personal tributes, memories of Joey’s humanitarian work and hilarious anecdotes – don’t miss the stories about Joey’s encounter with frozen beans, a night in the European fog or why the police were after Joey!
Presented and narrated by the BBC’s Stephen Watson and endorsed by the Dunlop family.
DVD extras include previously unseen interviews recounting anecdotes from Joey’s life, the recollections of World Superbike star Eugene Laverty and extended coverage of Linda’s Japanese visit, including a look around the Honda Museum.
"This new documentary of Joey Dunlop's life features interviews, race action and stacks of unseen footage. It's endorsed by Joey's family, and includes tributes from some of road racing's all-time greats." Motorcycle News
"New documentary about one of the greatest road racers ever, Joey Dunlop, five times World Champion, 26 times Isle of Man TT winner and 14 times winner of the North West 200. Personal recollections from friends, team-mates, fans and fellow racers reveal the quiet man with the prodigious talent, with previously unseen footage and items from the Dunlop family archive." The Daily Telegraph
"This DVD discovers the less well known, private Joey; a much-loved husband, father and brother, a dedicated charity worker, a compassionate and down-to-earth man unaffected by his worldwide fame. Heart-rending maybe, but essential viewing for the road race fanatic, definitely." Streetfighters
"Best ever On Board, Helicopter Pictures and over all presentation & Features, Excellent." - D. Mawhinney, Co. Down
"A Very Lovely and fitting tribute to the very unique Joey Dunlop." - L. Geddis, Co. Down
"This is a fascinating new documentary about motorcycle icon Joey Dunlop, world champion, 26-time Isle of Man TT winner and tireless charity worker. No Ordinary Joe includes tributes to the star, who died in a crash in 2000, from Joey's wife Linda and his family plus John McGuiness, Steve Parrish, commentator Richard Nichols, Phillip McCallen, Eddie Laycock, Hector Neill, Barry Symmons and Brian Reid. Never-before-published pictures of the Balleymoney hero provided from his family's private collection, have also been included in the documentary" MSL Magazine 2012
"The statistics of Joey Dunlop's career have been well documented: 26 TT wins, 24 times Ulster GP winner and 14 wins at the North West 200, but this new DVD looks at the man, or perhaps maun, himself, via interviews with family, friends, former team mates and fellow racers. It reveals a less well known and very private man, a devoted husband, and dedicated charity worker, but there is also a wealth of exciting footage from many of his great races prior to his untimely death in a minor meeting in Estonia when he was aged just 48" Old Bike Magazine Australia 2012