“The Historic TT was limited to pre-’72 bikes. There were probably 70 in total, mostly Manxes, G50s, Gold Stars and other British singles. All the big classic racers—guys like John Cronshaw, Sammy McClements and Geoff Johnson—showed up. It was a real race; not a parade. The three-lap race was held early in the evening. The sun was low on the horizon, and on the first lap you could see clouds rolling over the Mountain. On the second lap it started raining. In some places the road was wet, but the sun was shining. Other places it was raining, but the road was dry. Totally confusing conditions.