Vintage Joey Dunlop
Stumbled across this lovely two-part ‘tube of Joey Dunlop preparing for the 1977 Cookstown 200.
Obviously, Yer Maun ragged it around public roads clobbered only in jeans and T-shirt to get the feel of the Ulster asphalt. You could do that in the seventes. Check out the gawping kids in their polyester and the girls with their flicked purdie wedges, spray on jeans and colourful vests. Classic bygones provoke instant nostalgia.
There’s a lovely understated style to the documentary – proper film making pieced together in beautiful composed takes and shot, remember, without the advantage of video and minicam technology.
Let’s have some more of this uninflected style of TV please, aunty Beeb…
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