TT2011 Milestones of the Mountain Parade Lap Preview
For example, a genuine replica of the American built Indian machine that Oliver Godfrey rode in the first Senior TT Race across the mountain will be brought to the event.
Stanley Woods will be represented by former MGP rider Ivan Rhodes, who will be riding a genuine 350cc works Velocette, which he owns. Woods originally rode the bike in the 1948 Junior TT and 1949 World championship.
Honda, who were the first Japanese manufacturer to contest the event, and who have since gone on to win 155 times, will be represented by former world champion and TT winner Luigi Taveri, who will be riding a 1964 Honda RC161.
One of Yamaha’s most successful riders, Phil Read, the 8 times TT winner and 8 times World Champion, will be riding the factory 4 cylinder two-stroke 250cc Yamaha that he raced successfully in the 1968 TT and world championship.
Sidecar legend Jock Taylor, a 4 times TT winner who achieved a podium on his debut in the competition, will be represented by Steve Webster, MBE, the 10 time FIM World Champion. Webster will be riding one of Jock’s old TT winning machines.
Nine-time TT winner David Jefferies will be represented by his uncle Nick, who will be riding the V&M Racing Yamaha R1 that ‘DJ’ raced in his 1999 campaign.
Also, his great friend and rival John McGuinness, who has dominated the TT leader board with 15 victories since his first win in 1999, will be bringing his 2007 Honda Superbike, on which he became the first man to break the 130 mph (210 km/h) lap for the 37¾ mile course.