Sidecar racing documentary premieres at Villa Marina

Producer Chris Beauman at the Premiere.

Producer Chris Beauman at the Premiere.

A full house of TT sidecar racers, local film talent, and representatives form the Isle of Man Government DED, Manx Radio and other partners, packed out the Broadway Cinema on Saturday 6th May for the premiere screening of ‘3 WHEELING’, followed by a champagne reception at the Tower House.

3 WHEELING is a new behind the scenes reality movie filmed, funded, and produced on the Isle of Man, that chronicles two of the top sidecar teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2016 Isle of Man TT races. Most of the film’s stars were present at the festivities including local TT legend Dave ‘Moly’ Molyneux, Dan Sayle, Andy Faragher, and Patrick Farrance as well as Benjamin ‘Binzy’ Binns, Mark Wilkes, and Peter Alton. They all enjoyed watching their screen debuts with their family and friends along with crew members and local dignitaries. Unfortunately, due to racing season commitments Time Reeves and Klaus ‘Klaffi’ Klaffenblock were not able to attend but sent their regrets.

Producer Chris Beauman, of Beaumanx Productions, gave an empowering speech aboutr how the film came to be, from his initial idea to do it through to the premiere. He thanked the ‘three wheels’ that amde it happen: trhe sidecar teams, the Department of Economic Development, and the talented local filmmakers who brought it to life. After the showing was met with thunderous applause and rave reviews, guests enjoyed an exclusive party at The Atrium, Tower House.

3 WHEELING will be shown daily through practice and race week at Broadway Cinema and the Manx Museum. It has already been screening at local cinemas and has been rolled out in Norhtern Ireland for the North West 200 motorcycling race. Further screenings after TT outside the Isle of Man, including the UK and further afield, will be announced as arrangements are made.

Interviews with the riders and other guests at the premiere are available in the bonus extras on the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the movie.

Originally published in Gallery Magazine, Isle of Man.

Graeme Brooks