Experience the evocative sounds of the historic Diamond Jubilee 1966 Isle of Man TT, capturing the action, atmosphere and magic of this unique event.
Originally released on vinyl as part of the Stanley Schofield Sound Stories collection, these wonderful recordings have been digitally remastered and are presented here with original LP sleeve notes.
The roaring engines do the talking as you are transported back to 1967, with 'as live' trackside commentary courtesy of Manx Radio and Peter Arnold keeping you up to speed.
You are treated to the fabulous sounds of the 650cc Triumph, the contrasting Yamaha and Suzuki two-strokes, the full-blooded Honda Four, plus Echoes from the Past as the 60th anniversary of the TT is marked with a parade of vintage machinery.
In addition to the sounds of the classic machines celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, these CDs feature drama from the Senior, Junior, 250cc, 125cc, Sidecar, Production and 50cc TTs.
Among many highlights are a popular victory in the Production event, the awesome Senior showdown between Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, BMW's domination of the sidecar race and, of course, the wonderful celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, featuring the sounds of Norton, New Gerrard and Rudge-Whitworth machinery from the 1920s.
There are also interviews with the stars new and old, including Hailwood, Phil Read, Stuart Graham, Freddie Frith and Stanley Woods - plus Agostini being grilled by Hailwood!
The wonderful exhaust notes, commentary and interviews are not only a vintage treat, but bring you drama and action of a festival of truly thrilling racing.
“I noticed these wonderful pieces of aural history are available on CD, from Duke Video...as an example of what these CDs contain, the 1967 double album covers seven races: Senior; Junior; 250cc; 125cc; 50cc; Production and Sidecar TTs. There are also interviews with Hailwood, Phil Read, Stuart Graham, Freddie Frith and Stanley Woods. But the deal-sealer is the scene at the Grandstand when Hailwood and Ago pitted in the Senior race, only two seconds apart, on lap three. You hear the cry ‘Hammer, Hammer’ as a mechanic tries to fix Hailwood’s loose throttle, the crowd urging on the two great champions, and that gorgeous sound of factory multi-cylinder bikes ripping into life. Ago’s chain broke, gifting the win to Mike. Asked after the race if he had slowed because of Ago’s retirement, Mike, with his wonderful understated English touch, replies: ‘I had no choice actually – me throttle kept falling off.’” Mike Nicks, Classic Bike