Title ID 6316Collection ID892
TitleMan in May
Date[May 1982?]
CollectionAlan W. Smith
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeUrban Life Seaside
KeywordsCars Men Motor Vehicles Roads Rural Areas Transport
LocalDouglas Laxy
RegionalIsle of Man
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionAlan W. Smith
CameraAlan W. Smith
EditorAlan W. Smith
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration06 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour film provides a traditionally British postcard-home style narrative to the Isle of Man TT Races in Douglas, with views of various island attractions, motor vehicles as well as the main races. The film has instrumental commercial music throughout [commercial music has been removed for online use]


This personal interpretation of the Isle of Man TT Races in Douglas, opens with views of the coast, Laxy Wheel and several motorbikes preparing for the race; accompanied by views of trikes and racing vehicles parked in any space available on the street and in driveways. Views of the racecourse follow with bikes competing and driving at speed past the camera. Mixed views show the spectators on the route and others listening to the race on portable radios as they lay in the sun. A sign for 'Honda Island Show '82' is followed by a view of the 'James Cuthrie (1897-1937)' memorial on a hillside.


A still from Man in May (1982)