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These full-throttle photos show the 100-year history of the world’s most insane motorcycle race
Saad Hany
Saad Hany
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These full-throttle photos show the 100-year history of the world’s most insane motorcycle race

Oscar Godfrey, winner of the 1911 Isle of Man Senior TT, with his Indian motorcycle. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

W. Stanhope Spencer racing on a Rudge motorcycle in the Senior Tourist Trophy Race in the Isle of Man, 1911. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

British rider Stanley Wood at Governor’s Bridge, Isle Of Man, on June 18, 1936, during the Lightweight Tourist Trophy race. (AP Photo)

Stanley Woods passes the Keppel Hotel in Creg-ny-Baa on his Velocette motorcycle during the Senior TT Race on the Isle of Man on June 19, 1936. He came in second. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) | The same location in 1998. (Frank Peters/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Steve Hislop at Creg-ny-Baa in 1992. (Wikimedia)

A rider lifts his Norton motorcycle off the ground in the Junior Clubman Race at Ballaugh Bridge in 1955. (Bettmann/Getty Images)

A race official records the progress of a competitor in a Senior TT event in 1950. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

Pietro Ghersi astride his machine before a race in 1926. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

British rider Mike Hailwood before the start of the Formula One International Isle of Man TT Race in 1978. (Don Morley/Getty Images) | Germans Fritz Hillebrand and Manfred Grünwald (No. 28) leading the Sidecar TT race in 1957. The sidecar event was added in 1923. (Keystone/Getty Images)

Klaus Klaffenbock and Christian Parzer leap Ballaugh Bridge on their Louis Christen Racing sidecar in 2010. (Wikimedia)

View from Guthrie’s Memorial in 1998. The infamous bend is named for Scottish rider James Guthrie, who perished there in 1937. (Frank Peters/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The winners of the 125 c.c. lightweight race in 1961 congratulate each other after the event. From left are: Tom Phillis of Australia, third; Luigi Taveri of Switzerland, second; and Britain’s Mike Hailwood, winner with the record average speed of 88.23 miles an hour. All rode Japanese Honda machines. (AP Photo)

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