Roads Closed IX – Latest News


Preparations are well under way for the Roads Closed IX at St Ninian’s Church in Douglas. You can find us 500m past the Grandstand at St Ninian’s Crossroads.

There’ll be the usual collection of great images from the world of road racing from all the regular contributors. We open on Thursday 31st May and remain open until the end of Senior Race Day on Friday 8th June.

Refreshments, lots of cake principally, and free WiFi will also be available courtesy of the Parishioners of St Ninian’s. There’s ample parking to the rear of the Church.

Once more we will be accepting donations on behalf of the Rob Vine Fund, S100 and MGP Supporters Clubs to assist in the provision of medical and rescue equipment for the benefit of. We’d love to see you there.


Roads Closed IX – Coming Soon

MD_mono_2The ninth annual photographic exhibition returns to St. Ninian’s in June for the IOM TT Festival.

As always we will be raising funds in support of pure road racing on the Isle of Man. Since 2009 the exhibition, our calendar and other fund raising events have contributed nearly £50,000 towards the Rob Vine Fund, The Southern 100 and the Manx Grand prix Supporters Club Helicopter Fund.

The exhibition will feature over 100 images from the world of road racing many of which have never been published or exhibited before. We will be welcoming visitors from Thursday 31st May 2018 through to Senior Race Day on Friday on the 8th June 2018.

Check back here for further details later this Spring.

Roads Closed VIII


Venue: St. Ninian’’s Church, Ballarnard Road, Douglas

(300yds past the TT Granstand)

Date: Open from Thurs 1st June until Fri 9th June

Time: Open from 10.00 am each day until 5.00 pm

Free WiFi available during opening hours

Visit the TT Café on site before, during and after your visit.

Check out the Exhibition Preview on the menu above.

Billy Art Roads Closed Commemorative Paintings

We are pleased to announce that we will have on display at Roads Closed VI, two commemorative paintings by our good friend Billy Art. The paintings are original works by Billy to commemorate the Roads Closed Exhibitions in 2014 and 2015.

They are magnificent examples of Billy’s work and have to be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate them.

Roads Closed V 2014 by Billy Art

Roads Closed V 2014 by Billy Art

We are indebted to Billy because he has very kindly donated both paintings to help with our fund raising. You may recall that each year we host the Roads Closed exhibition and produce, in conjunction with Den Chandler at, our annual calendar. All proceeds are donated equally between the Rob Vine Fund, the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club and Southern 100 Helicopter Funds. We intend to sell the above paintings and add the monies raised to our yearly donation to the aforementioned organisations.

Roads Closed VI 2015 by Billy Art

Roads Closed VI 2015 by Billy Art

As commissioned works these paintings would cost a minimum of £500 and I guess that’s where we will start. If you are interested please use the contact form on the menu above and we will be pleased to receive your inquiry. They are framed and mounted in complimentary black and are ready to be hung on your wall. This is a rare chance to own one or both of these unique works of art and to be helping road racing and motorsport on the isle of Man.

We will also have the following signed prints, by both Billy and the rider, available to purchase at the exhibition. To make an offer for each or both please use the contact form above. These framed prints feature Maria Costello MBE and Bruce Anstey and are ready to hang on your wall.

Maria Costello MBE by Billy Art

Maria Costello MBE by Billy Art

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Bruce Anstey by Billy Art

Many thanks to Billy for entrusting us with his fine paintings and supporting our efforts to contribute to maintaining and improving the medical and rescue services to motorsport on the Island.

Billy Art – Roads Closed VI


21102_890691990988474_1029566611762422614_nWe are pleased to announce the release of this magnificent painting by artist Billy Art to commemorate the opening of this year’s exhibition. The painting will also be the cover of the 2016 Calendar which will be launched at this year’s exhibition which runs from the 4th June through to 12th June. Open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm at St. Ninian’s Church in Douglas.

Billy has made available limited number (just 30) of fine art prints of the painting that fans can purchase via his website here

Preparations Going Well


Billy Art continues the preparations for this year’s calendar and exhibition with his latest painting that will feature as the front cover of the 2016 calendar.

The calendar will be published in time for the 2015 Roads Closed VI Exhibition at St. Ninian’s Church, Douglas.

We’ve also been gathering together the new prints from our contributing photographers in readiness to go on display from the 4th June until 12th June.

I’ll post some more details soon.

Calendar and Exhibition Update

After a long day at HQ we are now putting together the final details for both this year’s Calendar (i.e. the 2016 Calendar) and Roads Closed VI Exhibition.

The new calendar will be available at the exhibition instead of later in the year as in previous years. Of course it will also be available on line for those of you who can’t get to St. Ninian’s.

Details will appear here very soon. In the meantime check out the Exhibition Preview page above for a sneaky look at some of the fine images that will be on display at the exhibition this year.

2016 Calendar Sneak Preview

The 2016 Calendar is now in production. Our website address may have changed to reflect the core fund raising activities of the group but that’s all. It will remain that must have item for the keen road racing fan.

All proceeds will be divided equally between the Rob Vine Fund, The Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Helicopter Fund and the Southern 100 helicopter Fund.

The anticipated production date is 31st May 2015 and it will be available at the Roads Closed Exhibition as well as via this website.

Please check back for updates.