Here's an ad for Jack Gow's shop in Glenagnes Road dated 1979.
Jack was not only a dealer in bikes - he was a racer too, and in fact, it was a crash during a practice session for the Manx Grand Prix in 1996 that ended his life.
On a similar subject, below is a Public Information film that was also on the go in the 70's instructing motorists to pay more attention to bikers at junctions.
Remember - HINK BIKE!!