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100 Years of the Ulster Grand Prix: A Century of Road Racing, with Norman Windrum and Stephen Davison
1st December 2022 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
From the first race in 1922, the Ulster Grand Prix has been one of the most thrilling events in the international motorcycling calendar, attracting enormous crowds of spectators to watch the world’s great riders in action. Now, a century on, the UGP holds a special place in the hearts of fans here in Northern Ireland and across the world.
Author Norman Windrum attended his first Ulster Grand Prix in 1947 when he was just ten years old. He was mesmerised. Since then, he’s attended every UGP and, seventy-five years later, he’s still got the bug. In 1979, he published The Ulster Grand Prix, celebrating fifty years of the iconic race. This year he marks the centenary of the race with the publication of 100 Years of the Ulster Grand Prix: A Century of Road Racing. He is privileged to have seen in action most of the heroes whose names are recorded in this book.
Join Norman talking to Stephen Davison at The Linen Hall.
Stephen Davison is the editor of Road Racing Ireland magazine and the author of a string of bestselling books, including Joey Dunlop: King of the Roads, Beautiful Danger, Hard Roads, Between the Hedges and Road Racers. He has been the recipient of a number of photographic awards, including Northern Ireland Sports Photographer of the Year and Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year, and is joint owner of the prestigious photographic agency Pacemaker Press.