Racing on Britain's Isle of Man is usually associated with motor-cycles - the Tourist Trophy being one of the world's classic motor-racing events.
GV Crowd near start line
CU Car No.76 John Kitchen in March 722 leaves start.
SV Car No.7 Andrew Wareing in Escort leaves start
CU PAN Car 82 Cecil Clutton in vintage 1928 Bugatti
SV Car Bugatti leaves start.
GV cars down hill and into bend.
SV Car No.70 past Alan Staniforth in Terrapin.
SV PAN Car No.67 Carol Brown in Terrapin into bend and crashes into haybales, rescuers run to car.
SV Rescuers remove crashed car.
SV Another crashed car.
GV PAN Car No.33 Carl Birtwistle in MG Midget rounds band.
SV PAN Car No.27 Mike Beckett in Ford Anglia round bend
TV PAN Car No.76 John M. Kitchen in March again
SV ZOOM INTO John Wallwork in car No.80 Brabham smiling.
Initials APSM/2152 APSM/2236
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Background: Racing on Britain's Isle of Man is usually associated with motor-cycles - the Tourist Trophy being one of the world's classic motor-racing events. But on Saturday (22 September), a section of the T.T. course was turned over toe motor-cars for the first car racing there in 51 years.
The meeting was the final round of the Slenderad Sprint Championships for 1973, organised by the Longton Motor Club. The 15-round series featured prize money of five-hundred pounds.
A varied assortment of racing cars -- ranging from modified sports sedans to a vintage racing car -- took part in the meeting. In all, 82 cars were matched against the clock over the 2.15 mile (3.44 kilometre) spring course.
The climb for the sprint was 635 feet (200 metres) -- most of it run over wet and often slippery roads. At least two cars ended the event badly damaged.
The last car race on the Isle of Man T.T. course was in 1922. Several attempts were made over the years to bring car racing back to the full circuit, but the problems of organisation and sponsorship proved insurmountable. The Slenderad Sprint on Saturday was the first speed event held on the T.T. Course since the 1920's.
The provisional winner of the final round was John Wallwork, driving a 5600 c.c. Brabham racing car.