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 World Champion Geoff Duke on the Manx 'Featherbed' Norton, the legendary Les Graham on the mighty 4-cylinder MV Agusta and several other factory team riders on 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 when the TT was the premier event in the World Motorcycle Racing Championships. The rare archive film gives you a great chance to see these stars of the Fifties on and 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'.