100 Years of the Manx Grand Prix by David Wright
Celebrating 100 years of the Manx Grand Prix in 2023. By David Wright.
Hardback, 212 pages, published November 2022.
Published by The Manx Motor Cycle Club Ltd
NB. Price includes a postage supplement of £3.50 due to the weight of the book (1.5kg).
The Isle of Man Mountain Course is acknowledged as the most formidable of racing circuits. Best known for the annual Tourist Trophy (TT) meeting contested by professional motorcycle racers, for 100 years it has also proved irresistibly appealing to the amateur racers who contest the Manx Grand Prix (MGP), many of whom have gone on to success at the TT and a select few have become World Champions.
This is the story of the 'Manx', its riders, races, its organisation by the Manx Motor Cycle Club and its turbulent 100 years of challenging the Isle of Man Mountain Course. With a lap distance of 37.4 miles, the Course runs over the Island's ordinary roads, through towns, villages and open countryside, before climbing the side of a mountain and then plunging back down to sea level. Many consider it to be the ultimate bike ride!