110-YEAR TT COUNTDOWN
When racing resumed at the TT after WW2 in 1947 a new type of event, the Clubman’s TT, was introduced in an attempt to preserve the original ethos of the event as races for everyday riders on everyday machines.
Mass starts were also introduced for the smaller solo and sidecar and in 1954 the action for these machines shifted to the 10.79-mile Clypse course.
Inge Stoll-laforge became the first female TT competitor as a sidecar passenger.
Moto Guzzi dominated the Lightweight class in the post-war years but it was Norton that triumphed in the Senior class with riders like Harold Danniell, Ray Amm, Reg Armstrong and Geoff Duke claiming the honours.
Geoff Duke negotiates tough TT conditions on his Manx Norton