Archive for April, 2014

TT Talking books

Delighted to report that ‘TT Talking’ is now officially published and is available in bookshops and also by post from the publishers www.veloce.co.uk.   It retails at £14.99. The publishers have a number of personally signed copies so if you’d like one of those please give them a call on 01305 260068 or email them at info@veloce.co.uk. There are also signed copies available at the Lexicon and Waterstones in Strand Street, Douglas. The book is also available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/books. Please post a review at Amazon!

 

 MANX TV INTERVIEW June 2014

Watch it here

 

TALKING ABOUT ‘TT TALKING’

Hear my interview with Talk Radio Europe on 22/4/14 here

Talk-Radio-Europe

TT Talking celebration

Celebrating the launch of ‘TT Talking’ with photographers Dorothy Lambert and Alan Knight and Al’s partner Jackie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU

I’d like to say a few thank-yous because a lot of people have helped me bring this book to fruition. John McGuinness has written a very generous foreword, somehow finding the time in a busy schedule. To have THE top rider willing to put his name to my book is a huge compliment. Phil Wain and Chris Kinley read the manuscript and came up with some great comments and suggestions, especially Phil who was absolutely brilliant and steered me away from a few high-sides. Michael Dunlop 2nd 600 KirkmichealAlan Knight has provided most of the pictures. It was hard to know which to leave out. For example this one, of Michael Dunlop at Kirk Michael is one that isn’t included. My wife Dorothy captured a lot of behind-the-scenes moments over the years and the book includes a number of her photos.  I also want to thank the guys at Veloce, specialists in publishing motor sport books – Rod Grainger, Kevin Quinn and Kevin Atkins, for their professionalism in editing, designing and producing the finished product.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the raw material generated by the most exciting road races of them all and the terrific buzz that is part of the live broadcasting operation. I hope ‘TT Talking’ does something to reflect the spirit of the races, perhaps in a way that hasn’t quite been done before, while at the same time lifting the lid on the fun and the stress of being at the sharp end of the radio broadcasts.

 

Leading the funeral of Paul Dobbs was the most emotional event

Leading the funeral of Paul Dobbs was the most emotional event

I've never known anything like the day when Crowe and Cox crashed near Ballaugh

I’ve never known anything like the day when Crowe and Cox crashed near Ballaugh

Paul Owen's truck gets a mention all of its own!

Paul Owen’s truck gets a mention all of its own!

There's no script for times like this! You just have to find something else to talk about.

There’s no script for times like this! You just have to find something else to talk about.

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Latest on ‘TT Talking’

Posted: April 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Latest info from the publishers is that they are expecting delivery from the printers on April 25th so I guess the book will be in the shops soon after that. A number of signed copies will be available direct from the publishers www.veloce.co.uk  I’ve also learned that Waterstones are now accepting pre-orders.

Really hope the book will be a good addition to the TT library. The races themselves look like being spectacular this year with Michael on the BMW, Ryan back in action and McGuinness still the class act. And on the off-chance (!) that there is any rain, mist or hail, hopefully TT Talking will while away a couple of hours.