Considered one of the most dramatic TT races of all time, the 1967 TT saw Mike Hailwood duel with Giacomo Agostini. Isle of Man Post Office marks this historic encounter with a truly collectable stamped print, signed and numbered by racing legend John McGuinness.
In a limited edition of 500, the print features fabulous archive images of the race and riders and includes two stamps from our ‘Greatest Race’ collection. The stamps are hand-cancelled with the TT Grandstand postmark for the 24th August marking the day of the Classic TT 2013 Re-enactment Parade recreating the excitement of the famous battle, with John McGuinness riding Mike’s Honda RC181 and Agostini riding his own 1967 Senior-race MV Augusta 500.
The full-colour print, priced £17.50, incorporates a full text by motorsport journalist and photographer Bill Snelling on the reverse and comes in a colour MGP card wrap over, but is also ideal for framing.
The race truly deserves the name ‘classic’ – Agostini broke Hailwood’s lap record on the first lap at a speed of 108.38 mph. Hailwood responded with a second lap at 108.77 mph. At the half way pit stop, Hailwood had cut Agostini’s lead to a couple of seconds and by the fifth lap, the riders appeared to be in a dead heat. The closest of finishes appeared to be on the cards until disaster struck Agostini when his chain broke at Windy Corner. Hailwood went on to win at a record of 105.62 mph. A great race and this is a must-have collectable for all motorcycle fans.
Throughout the Classic TT 2013 weekend and Manx Grand Prix Festival there are various outlets where you can buy this limited edition print: Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Joey Dunlop Foundation retail shops at the back of the TT Grandstand as well as through the Vintage Motorcyle Club’s Jurby Day on Sunday (25th August) and the re-enactment of the original TT course in St Johns on Tuesday (27th August). For every customer who spends over £15 on any Isle of Man Stamps and Coins products they will receive a free piece of our TT Tarmac – their very own little piece of the world famous TT course.
The print can also be ordered online here at www.iomstamps.com