The stuff of legend – a lap-by-lap battle for the ultimate prize in motorcycle racing that sees the hero’s teammate come through to take victory, despite a dramatic mechanical failure on the finish line!
This is Isle of Speed, the story of the 1952 Senior TT in the Isle of Man, bringing you all the action from the world-famous Mountain Circuit as the battle unfolds.
The stars are greats like six-times World Champion Geoff Duke, fans’ favourite Les Graham and the vintage machines – MV Agusta, Norton, Matchless, BSA, Velocette and more, all in glorious close-up and with roaring sound. Extraordinary early on-board and slow motion camera work give a unique view of a golden period in TT history.
This is a rare glimpse of a bygone era, taking you to the formative days of the modern TT and offering a chance to see these early racers away from the track – complete with a very colourful commentary.
Isle of Speed also offers a quaint, and at times comical, profile of the Isle of Man of the 1950s, with its strong farming and fishing industries. But as the name implies, this film is about the racing and gives an amazing taste of the ‘toughest, most exacting test of its kind in the world’.