Duke search for missing Joey Dunlop footage

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Plans are underway to for a DVD to celebrate Joey Dunlop’s incredible tally of 26 TT race wins.

The DVD is being produced by Manx firm Duke who have searched extensive archives of TT footage to compile the ultimate celebration of Joey’s victories but they still need to track down footage of this 1977 Jubilee TT race win.

Managing Director Peter Duke said film featuring 24 wins has been found, spanning
1980 to 2000, but the company is now asking for the help of fans to make the project complete.

Duke said: “We have access to the world’s biggest archive of road racing footage, and we have wonderful film of Joey claiming victory on 24 occasions. The race action we have is dramatic, evocative and often highly emotionally-charged.

“However, we would like to make the final DVD as comprehensive as possible, and that’s why we are asking for help from the fans.

“We still need to track down footage of Joey’s very first TT win in the 1977 Jubilee TT race, when he rode a Yamaha to victory ahead of George Fogarty. We also need film of the 1984 Formula One race, which Joey won on a Honda from Roger Marshall and Tony Rutter.

“If any fans have footage from either race, we need to hear from them. We can convert any format from film or tape and would, of course, return any footage to the owner quickly.”

If no footage from these races exists, Duke says the new DVD will still be the most comprehensive visual record of Joey’s TT triumphs.

If you think you can help, please contact Simon Biggerstaff by email: sbiggerstaff@dukevideo.com

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