Ballacobb

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Ballacobb (Manx: Ballacurn the farm of McCurry or O'Curry)[1] is situated between the 16th Milestone and 17th Milestone road-side markers on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A3 Castletown to Ramsey and the road junction with the tertiary U16 Slieu Curn Road in the parish of Ballaugh in the Isle of Man.

The distinctive S-bend at Ballacobb and the nearby Ballaugh Bridge were part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922.[2] Ballacobb is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and from 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races.

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  1. ^ Place Names of the Isle of Man by John Kneen MA pp446 (1970) Yn Cheshaght Ghailckagh The Scolar Press
  2. ^ TT Pioneers - Early Car Racing in the Isle of Man pp 22 Robert Kelly, Mercury Asset Management (1996)(1st Edition) The Manx Experience, The Alden Press ISBN 1-873120-61-3

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Coordinates: 54°18′29″N 4°32′56″W / 54.30806°N 4.54889°W / 54.30806; -4.54889