When men were men
The First World War meant there was no TT in 1917, but by 1927 the full Snaefell course was in operation and speeds were soaring with average laps just under 70mph. Alec Bennett won the Senior on a Norton, Freddie Dixon took the Junior and Wal Handley took the Lightweight TT. Handley would have won the Junior too but his bike stopped on the last lap. The races were over seven gruelling laps with each race taking about four hours to complete!