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Interviews with visitors and locals at the 1995 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races

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Date(s): 1995

Creator(s): Manx National Heritage

Scope & Content: Track 1: Interview starts mid-sentence with a man speaking about the opportunity of meeting his TT racing hero. Worker at Duke Video shop talks about Carl Fogarty and Geoff Duke signing autographs and selling videos during TT; production of 1995 TT video. Rod Organ from Hythe, Hampshire talks about his work as an artist painting motorcycle racers.

Other interviewees include: Thomas Young, County Durham; John Ramsey; Steve McCauley, Greenside; Woodman, Greenside; Andy Arnolds, Nottingham.

Woman talks about staffing the Singing Kettle cafe in TT; menus and prices; catering to foreign visitors; moving to a new tearoom on the quay; Mick Bodice; SeaCat improving boat service; previous years when Douglas was full of bikes; entertainment for visitors; first experiencing the TT; vintage bikes; courage of racers; Joey Dunlop being a cafe customer with his children and team; TT riders as brave professionals; Mike Hailwood; racing accidents; TT Festival marketing; lack of accommodation; improvements to the Grandstand campsite; catering operators at campsites; bikers' protests at campsite costs and standards; home-stay visitors; people who don't like TT.

Track 2: woman continues to talk about missed opportunities on Mad Sunday; Bushy's being taken over by Martin Brunnschweiller and how it became popular with TT visitors, whereas previously the Central pub was the gathering place.

Administration / Biographical History: This recording forms part of the TT Oral History Project 1995.

Language: eng

Extent: 50 min. 14 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0074/14

Access conditions: All reasonable attempt has been made by Manx National Heritage to trace and request permission (where needed) from the copyright holder(s) in this sound recording. If however you think you are a rights holder then please contact Manx National Heritage.

Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHTT


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