The automobile today owes much to what happened on a small island between 1904 and 1922.
In an era when cars were regarded as smelly, noisy monstrosities of little value except as amusement for the rich, a technology in its infancy needed a challenge, pressure, and a place where it could be tested.
The challenge came in racing over the most testing course imaginable. The pressure: repeated changes in specification for the cars that could race. This forced engineers into pioneering experimentation. The place was the Isle of Man.
This is the story of the early pioneering days of the Car T.T. – the first race of its kind in the world.
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