Share the excitement and drama of the gripping battle for
the 1974 Ulster 350 Road Racing Championship, as Abe Alexander and Ian McGregor
go head-to-head on The Title Trail.
Thanks to renowned film-makers Alwyn and Colin James, we
have action-packed archive footage capturing an important chapter in the
history of the sport. The classic film, which featured in the celebrated TV
series Charge of the Bike Brigade, is complemented on this DVD with
newly-recorded introductions from race commentary giant Derek ‘Big D’ Mason and
racing legend Ray McCullough, plus a very special bonus feature.
The Title Trail, narrated by Seamus McKee, takes us through
the full, dramatic 1974 Ulster
350 season, visiting classic meetings like the Ulster Grand Prix, Mid-Antrim
150 and North West
200, and legendary circuits including Kirkistown, Tandragee, Cookstown and Maghaberry.
We concentrate on the exploits of Alexander and McGregor, but the ‘support’
cast is packed with great names, such as Tony Rutter, Mick Grant, Tom Herron, the
original Dromara Destroyer Ray McCullough and the early appearances of the Armoy
Armada – Mervyn Robinson, Frank Kennedy and Joey Dunlop.
The racing is exceptional, particularly the last lap dice
between Alexander and McGregor at Dundrod, which saw them split by less than
half the length of a bike at the line, and awesome Abe’s incredible ride
through the field to retain the King of Kirkistown title. Archive race footage
and interviews chart all the ups and downs of the season, including how
Alexander would overcome mechanical failures and bone-breaking injuries to
secure his first pure road racing victory and the Ulster 350 championship.
Specially filmed for this DVD is a bonus feature offering an
evocative look at the atmosphere at the inaugural Armoy Road Race. Bill Kennedy and Jim Dunlop are among those to reflect on the 2009 Race of Legends,
described by Guy Martin as ‘extreme as road racing gets’, where Michael Dunlop
and Ryan Farquhar were among the winners.