After a two year hiatus, this weekend marks the start of the 2022 TT Festival.
We have already starting seeing the earlybird fans, browsing the beer aisles in the supermarket, distinctive in their motorbike leathers and T shirts emblazoned with previous years' TT logos.
I did a morning shift today, helping out at the charity shop, and there were quite a few visitors in looking for bargains. It was great to chat to them and they seemed pleased to be back.
The campsites have been slowly filling up and the sound of motorbikes can be heard as they roar up the mountain section of the course just behind us.
Just before it all kicks off, we also have the S9 Supercar club over this week with their 50 eye-catching motors to display. Apparently worth £15 million in total.
Petrol head heaven.
Hope it brings lots of good business to the shopkeepers in town. Do you go watch the racing? I imagine it could be a fun festival!ReplyDelete
The atmosphere at TT has always been one of great excitement with everyone having a great time. Obviously a little more subdued this year with noticeably fewer overseas visitors but hopefully still something to be enjoyed.Delete
"Riding in the TT races".ReplyDelete
Turned out nice again.
He was great wasn't he?Delete
Hope you have ear plus for the racing!ReplyDelete
If I switch off my hearing aids it won't bother me. Blissful silence.Delete
I am not a car fan but all I can say to that line up is Wow!Delete
They look very impressive, but where do you put the shopping bags?Delete
I've wanted to got to IoM TT since before coming to UK when in NZ we had a client who built a superbike that (among other things) competed at the TT. John died unfortunately young of an agressive cancer but his passion was an inspiration.ReplyDelete
It seems that motorcycling, and racing in particular, is a real passion for sone people. The TT has been popular worldwide and we have had fans visiting in past years from almost every part of the globe.Delete
Wasn't John Britten was it? If so he was a fantastic designer/engineer.Delete
Next year you should consider advertising B&B accommodation for a couple of bikers. The money you earn could pay for a month's worth of your fancy French fags and Lord Peregrine's pipe tobacco.ReplyDelete
We used to do that in our previous home. We were lucky to have met some lovely people that way.Delete
Driving down through France we passed a group of HUNDREDS of bikes heading North. I wonder if they were heading for the IOM.ReplyDelete
Could be. We usually have lots of Italian and German biker fans here as well as French.Delete
As you know my friend died in the TT in 2007 on the last lap of the last race in the Centenary year. My parents were TT fans and would leave us at home in the 1950s and go across. It fitted well with harvest. The TT seems to be part of my life.ReplyDelete
Yes I remember you told me about it, Rachel. It can be a thrilling event but very risky too.Delete
Every time I see an advert on TV for the TT, I think of you Jaycee! Will you be out there waving, in case we're watching?ReplyDelete
The lime green car is hardly inconspicuous.
I shall wave to you as the helicopter passes overhead filming the races. I'll be in the garden with a coffee and some cake.Delete