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Only kidding ! I love Fords I reckon they are the best cars ever made, I’ve had many. Still have one i’m working on .. yes i’m working on it!! This one was at the commemoration of the Ards TT, first held in 1928. The race was the culmination of much thought and enthusiasm by two men. One was the legendary Harry Ferguson and the other was Wallace McLeod. Wallace was head of the motor engineering school at the Belfast Tech. The men were helped in their dream by the fact that (unlike the rest of the British Isles) the law in Ulster enabled roads to be closed off for motor racing. In 1927 the two men visited a race at Brooklands and persuaded some of the drivers that, if they could find a suitable Ulster road circuit, then they would participate. The venue was found and the six hour race was organised under the auspices of the Royal Automobile Club.

The circuit was in the form of a triangle 13.7 miles in total. The race started at the pits on the Newtownards Road Dundonald , and there still is a little commemorative building at that spot to mark the location. The cars then set off towards Newtownards via Quarry Corner then up and over Bradshaw’s Brae and into Conway Square, Newtownards .
There are still marks on the masonry made by the cars as they clipped the corner into the square, now a pedestrian precinct.
The eventual winner of the first race in 1928 was Kaye Don ’s Lea Francis.
At its peak the Ards TT attracted over a half a million spectators.
The Ards TT race continued very successfully each year until 1936 when one of the competing cars crashed at Newtownards killing eight spectators and injuring 40 others. The Ards TT was never held again.

Ards TT

Taken with a little Nikon S-200 7.1 reliable pixie

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ford, ards, newtownards, ards tt, co down

Comments

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 4 years ago

    Very nice capture, great history of the Ards TT!

  • thanks Bill, your like myself ,you love the cars!

    – oulgundog

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Please add this and any other vintage vehicles to 49er with Wheels , our new group for vehicles created prior to 1950.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Ground transportation vehicles built prior to and including 1949
    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you once again Cee!

    – oulgundog

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    A great example of a vintage car. I used it in my article on dating cars

  • LOL yeah I know Chris ..I posted on your article! :-)

    – oulgundog

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 4 years ago

  • Sufferin’ Sockatash!! Thank you so much!!

    – oulgundog

  • Matthew Hutzell
    Matthew Hutzellover 4 years ago

    Looks kinda like one I have on my profile. Very nice!

  • Thanks Matt!

    – oulgundog

  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Taylorover 4 years ago

    ford is also known as First on race day… nice pic

  • Yes theyve done some winning over the years!

    – oulgundog

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Thank you Tina!

    – oulgundog

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • I thank you!

    – oulgundog

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are the WINNER of the Challenge 21 – Fords earlier than 1950s in the 49er with Wheels – ground transportation prior to 1950 group.
    You are now a featured artist!!!

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