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Joey Dunlop® O.B.E., M.B.E.
William Joseph "Joey" Dunlop,
O.B.E., M.B.E. (February 25th 1952 - July 2nd 2000),
was a world champion motorcycle racer from Ballymoney
in Northern Ireland, best known for road racing. Best
known throughout the sport as "Joey" or "Yer
Maun", his achievements include three hat-tricks
at the Isle of Man TT races (1985, 1988 and 2000), where
he won a record of 26 races in total. During Joey's
career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times and the
North West 200 13 times. In 1986 Joey won a fifth consecutive
TT Formula One world title. In
2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon
ever by Motorcycle News.
never wanted to be a superstar, I just wanted
to be myself,
I hope people remember me that way"
Joey was awarded
the M.B.E. in 1986 for his services to the sport,
and in 1996 he was awarded the O.B.E. for his
humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages.
Joey Dunlop would often load up his race transporter
and deliver clothing and food to the trouble
spots of Bosnia and Romania. His humanitarian
work was done without drawing attention to himself.
YOU KNOW? ...... The name Joey
is now trademarked by the family. There’s
a lot of items on the internet that do not have
the approval of the family, and hence are not
official merchandise, so think twice before purchasing
these items, as they are NOT licensed products.
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your memories of Joey.
is a celebration of Joey's life ........
Many thanks to all of Joeys sponsors,
without your help and support, he would not have achieved
his goal in life, also to all of his mechanics who were
with him every step in his success. To the photographers
and writers, thank you.
To Jeremy Gill, for designing the website, your
support and continued hard work in bringing this website
to the success it is, you have done a fantastic job
and we look forward to working along side you in the
And last but not least to you Joeys fans, he once
said "if you don't have the fans you don't have
a career", well he certainly had a career and that
was all down to you for your generosity, kindness and
support that you gave to him.
Julie, Donna, Gary, Richard and Joanne .... "in
memory of a loving husband and Daddy"