Wheels on the Triangle
The North West 200 - 1988
In Ulster every year 80,000 people from all walks of life come to the Triangle. There will be no trouble - no strife. The only argument will be if Dunlop can beat the opposition. For Dunlop is as much a part of Irish folklore as Finn McCool the legendary Irish Giant.
"The Triangle" thats what the locals call the roads linking Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine - is a motor cycle race track once a year.
Dunlop or "yer man" as he is affectionately known is the greatest racer of all time. At the peak of his profession his elf-like body belies his fiercesome determination. He is the one that everyone wants to beat.
Familiers tatke their holidays at the coastal resorts of Portrush and Portstewart to join in on the carnival atmosphere of race week. Enthusiasts watch the side shows that are around the North West 200 - moto cross, vintage parades and of course have the "odd wee tipple".
Tensions rises steadily throughout the week till race day arrives. Then in a splash of colour and speed the North West 200 bursts into life, like a raucous exhaust. Speeds of over 180 mph through town and country create that unique atmosphere. This is the North West 200.