The thrill of it, &

The thrill of it, 'Brandywell'

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© Rachael Clegg
Isle of Man, U.K. 2013
The Thrill of It
 / Milestones series
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

The Story / Leading the race on his 250cc Honda, Phil McCallen ran out of fuel at Brandywell and free-wheeled for five miles to Hilberry, where he finally stopped. Had he not ran out of juice the 250cc race would have been hid fifth victory of the 1996 TT.

Rachael Clegg’s photography series The Thrill of It is one of gritty naked glamour and celebrating the pursuit of motor racing in all its thrilling, unadulterated glory. Clegg’s black and white nude images illustrate historical stories from the Nürburgring’s and TT’s combined history of 212 years (the Isle of Man TT started in 1907; the Nürburgring’s first race was in 1927).

Rachael Clegg has carved out a unique art form for herself, fusing fact and imagination to create bold, often absurd images which are almost always accompanied by text. A trained journalist with an art-school background, Clegg’s work embraces journalistic curiosity with unshackled creativity.

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