The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organizers of the annual Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man, has launched a new brand identity as part of the relaunch of the 90-year-old motorcycle-racing event.
The identity, which was created by Isle of Man based design company “Range Left, Jagged Right,” includes a new logo, which retains the iconic “racing” green color associated with the club and the event, and also features the instantly recognizable Manx triskellion symbol – the three legs.
The new identity and logo will feature on all documentation, media, advertising and other collateral created by the club. It will also feature on the range of official merchandise including shirts, t-shirts and jackets.
The MGP began in 1923 as the “Manx Amateur Road Races” and was renamed the Manx Grand Prix in 1930. Notable names to have competed in the “Manx” include multiple world Champion Phil Read, Carl Fogarty, Charlie Williams, Steve Hislop, and modern TT stars Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop. The legendary Geoff Duke, who won the 1949 Senior ahead of his first TT victory in 1950.
The Manx Grand Prix is part of the newly formed Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, which includes the Classic TT, the Two-Day and Classic Trial and the VMCC Rally and Festival of Jurby. It runs from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 2nd September on the Isle of Man.
Practice and qualifying for the 2013 Manx Grand Prix commences on Saturday, Aug. 17, and the Manx Grand Prix races will be run on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 30.
Harvey Garton (Chairman, Manx Motor Cycle Club) says: “The MMCC is looking confidently to the future, standing on the strong foundation it has built over the last 90 years and, with the revised Manx Grand Prix format, the new brand identity expertly captures the essence of this focused, progressive and high quality event.”