W Alan Smith, Timekeeper

By Chairman • February 14th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to report that well known and highly respected MSA Timekeeper W.Alan Smith, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 13th February. He had been suffering ill health for some time and late last year had announced he would be retireing at the end of 2017.

There’s no doubt that he will be greatly missed by his many motorsport colleagues and competitors.

His funeral will be held at 12.00 on Wednesday 7th March, at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium, Powder House Lane, Lancaster   LA2 6AD

Many will know Alan from his days as timekeeper at Aintree, 3 Sisters, Barbon and many other venues.
What is less widely known is the incredible number of equestrian events, marathons etc that he also timed until a few years ago.
In the early days of his motorsport “career” he was also a competitor although on two wheels, not four.
He took FTD on his 350 Matchless at the first ever Barbon Hillclimb back in 1950, a joint car and bike meeting.


 

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By Keith and Joan Robinson on April 19th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Only just been informed of the sad news Alan Smith
has passed on, Our sympathy is with his family, We remember him most from the New Brighton sprint days, the family caravan and presentation of trophies at the end of the day, He was a true gentleman in every way and we shall miss him.

Keith and Joan from Buxton

 

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