‘Gordon Bennett’

//‘Gordon Bennett’

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So we have all heard the expression, but did you know that the younger Gordon Bennett had links to the Isle of Man.  He started trial racing in the Isle of Man.  It is believed to have been his father that the saying is connected to, but what a strange world it is when you link an exclamation with a wealthy entrepreneurs love of speed.  I wonder if the TT races would have come about had it not been for the interest and foresight of this man.

 

 

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By | 2017-09-07T14:26:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Gordon Bennet|

About the Author:

Jane Hodson lives on the Isle of Man and is a registered tour guide with the Guild of Manx Registered Tour Guides. She arranges tours all over the island for small to large tours, and is a fully insured driver guide.

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