Isle of Man TT - The Golden Years -1913 - 1939 Volume One
The Isle of Man TT Races have a longer continuous history than any of the world's other great motorsport events. First run in 1907, the Tourist Trophy started out as a test for production motorcycles that would encourage makers to improve performance and reliability. The island's Government was already willing to close public roads for car races, including the RAC's Tourist Trophy.
In 1911 the motrocycle TT moved to the now legendary Mountain Course, running through the scenic splendour of the Manx hills. At first it followed a cirrcuit already used by cars but in 1920, when TT racing resumed after World War One forced a six year interruption, the present 37.73 mile course was adopted.