THE FIRST TIME
Lee, Ian and Harry on the Manxman, 1947
Yes, that's me in the middle, on the ferry, going to the Isle of Man, on my very first visit. To your left is my Cousin Lee and to your right is "Me Dad" who did so much to make me the fan I am today.
I hated it all for the first few days, a Norton mega exhaust noise just hit me at ear level, and frankly I did not like it. As a consequence, I spent a lot of time on the beach to my Dads dismay....
However after getting up for the practices meeting just about everyone, and being introduced to the wonderful hot drinks available from the tent in those days, it all grew on me.