Classic Racer archive: In a cloud of dust, they depart…

Nigel Devereux
October 17, 2019

Photo: Nick Nicholls Collection at Mortons Archive

YEAR: You Tell us // LOCATION: A rock in the middle of the Irish Sea

Attention paddock, attention paddock, time to get pushing…

The Mountain calls and the men line up to test themselves and their motorcycles on it.

That clock ticking by, egging them on. Number 5 is Luigi Taveri, Honda; 7 Mike Hailwood, Honda (who went on to win); 11 Tommy Robb, Bultaco; 16 is Dan Shorey; 17 Rex Avery, EMC; 21 Johnny Grace; 22 Phil Read, Bultaco; and 23 is Gary Dickinson on a Ducati.

Read more News and Features in the November/December 2019 issue of CR –on sale now!

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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