His­toric Hail­wood shots

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

Our val­ued cor­re­spon­dent in the Isle of Man, JOHN DAL­TON, has been sort­ing through his vast pho­to­graphic li­brary and un­earthed th­ese never-be­fore-pub­lished shots from 1977 when the late Mike Hail­wood vis­ited the Isle of Man to ride a TZ700 Yamaha for Peter Starr’s documentar­y shot dur­ing the Manx Grand Prix. Although this was a low key visit (at least un­til the word got around that Mike the Bike was back in The Is­land), it was an­other part of the se­ries of events that lured Mike back to race, and win, at the 1978 TT.

Once the word was out, the fans swarmed in.

Mike pre­pares to push off be­hind one of the Manx GP prac­tice ses­sions.

Ad­just­ing the cam­era in the TT pad­dock.

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