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.