So, since this week is Race Week in The Liberties here are a selection of shots from the North West 200. I found these in various places from Mother's Stash of Old Photographs - some prints and some negs. Not sure of the dates, but I'd hazard a guess around the 1930s or 40s. I haven't printed any of the negs, but I will some day - just 'cos I like the idea of being to print a neg taken some 70+ years ago.
I like this last one, too - not so much for the 'action shot', but for the fact that not even the stone pillars have a straw bale in front of them to give the rider a chance should he come a cropper on that wet road surface:
There was some racing last night but due to a house on the circuit catching fire (looked like a BBQ incident - probably drink involved :) and an accident (not fatal) racing was stopped early. The weather is still holding up well - full sun and pretty warm so here's hoping for a good day's racing - and a safe day - on Saturday.
PS If you want to see what it's all about, check out this video. The guys are pretty close to each other at 189mph at 1min15s in.