JOEY DUN­LOP TRIB­UTE

Pay homage to the King of the Roads as an in­cred­i­ble col­lec­tion of Joey’s bikes and mem­o­ra­bilia is as­sem­bled in Lon­don

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Next month’s Ca­role Nash MCN Lon­don Show is play­ing host to an un­miss­able trib­ute to the great­est real roads racer of all time – Joey Dun­lop. MCN and the Dun­lop fam­ily are bring­ing to­gether, for the first time on the UK main­land, the ma­chines and mem­o­ra­bilia that mark piv­otal mo­ments in Dun­lop’s life.

Af­fec­tion­ately known by fans the world over as ‘Yer maun’, Joey’s ca­reer saw him achieve a tally of 26 Isle of Man TT wins, 24 Ul­ster Grand prix ti­tles and 13 vic­to­ries at the North West 200.

His great­est ever win came in 2000, his 32nd year of rac­ing, in what was to be his fi­nal TT ap­pear­ance. His vic­tory in the F1 race on a to­tally new, ill-han­dling Honda VTR SP1, which he had hardly rid­den be­fore, was the crown­ing glory of a long and glit­ter­ing ca­reer. On his day, the re­mark­ably hum­ble and down to earth racer from Bal­ly­money in North­ern Ire­land was noth­ing short of breath­tak­ing.

This col­lec­tion of bikes and mem­o­ra­bilia has never been seen out­side of North­ern Ire­land and the Isle of Man and in­cludes leathers, helmets, per­sonal ef­fects and key bikes. His 1988 Honda RC30, 1991 Har­ris Honda CBR600, 1999 Har­ris Honda CBR600, 1999 Honda RC45, 2000 Honda RS250 and 2000 Honda SP1 will take cen­tre stage. It’s very un­likely that such a col­lec­tion will be as­sem­bled again so don’t miss your chance to see this re­mark­able col­lec­tion at the MCN show.

HONDA RC30 HONDA CBR600 AFRICA TWIN BMW G310R GSX-R1000 PLUS

NEIL HODG­SON & CHRIS WALKER JOHN REYNOLDS NIALL MACKEN­ZIE

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