CHAIRMANS REPORT

OUR CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARIES REPORT AS WRITTEN IN
THE LATEST 2016 TT SUPPORTERS CLUB WINTER MAGAZINE

 

As they say, time and tide wait for no man. As we move into 110 years of the TT it could not be truer. For 2017, the Isle of Man Government has tried to put into place a new promoter to run and enhance the two main events, the TT and the Festival of Sport (Manx TT Classic), in a bid to take it to the next level of worldwide media coverage. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your point of view. after many months of deliberation the contracts were put on hold to be reviewed for a possible later take over date, 2018 maybe who knows.

So for 2017 the Isle of Man Government, through its departments, will as in the past be the promoters of the TT and the ACU, governing body of Motorsport UK, will run the event as TT organisers. All the main officials have already been appointed, from the Clerk of the Course to Paddock Manager.

As the event grows ever bigger and the amount of competitors wishing to take part increases, I can on behalf of the TTSC wish them all the best in their endeavours. The TTSC, as in the past, will be looking at ways to assist all the TT competitors who are members of the TTSC 2017. There is a possibility that this year may be the final year that the TTSC operates in this fashion, as many other things in life, time has moved on.

The Club started in 1974 with its membership at £1 with the main aim and objectives of securing financial assistance for riders and to assist in any practical way for the continuation of the TT Motorcycle Races on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course.

Membership now and for some time has been £15, but unfortunately with the cost of producing such a super magazine and with ever increasing cost of postage along with slowly diminishing membership, the Club will produce a 2017 summer magazine and then a final winter magazine, all this is yet to be confirmed. An update will be given as we go.

It has been an interesting 43 years with many ups and downs, but Rose and I wouldn’t have changed any of it.

Roy & Rose Hanks

 

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