My proudest moment in Motorsport came in May 2016 when the Classic Sports Car Club awarded me the Barry Carpenter memorial trophy for `the person who best embodies the spirit of the club`. This was for my volunteer work in media to promote their Special Saloon + Modsport series. Considering all the good people in the club who actually race the fact an ordinary enthusiast off a council estate in Mansfield should be recognised in this way was a real honour.
Above- with legendary driver Tony Sugden who joked he`d won 300 races but never was given a trophy as nice at that one I had been. Think I only get to keep it for a year though. Anyway we both got dragged up to say a few words after the Silverstone race.
Name : Dave Smith
Location : Mansfield
Occupation : Gardener ( previously Market Trader )
Hobbies : Photography , website making , motor sport research and history
Boyhood Driver Heroes : Jacky Ickx , Ronnie Peterson , Gilles Villenuve
Favourite genres of motorsport : Can Am , Group 5 , Brtish GT , Special Saloons , all LeMans eras , Sports and Prototypes , Group B Rally , Trans Am , 70s F1 , Brooklands cars , DTM , Group C.
Most famous drivers met : Stirling Moss , Jack Brabham , John Surtees , Damon Hill , Martin Brundle , Derek Warwick , Brian Redman , Klaus Ludwig , Stefan Johansson , Derek Bell , Andy Wallace , Bernd Schneider , David Brabham , Alessandro Nannini , etc
Track id most like to drive : Targa Florio
First race attended : Ferrari intermarque 1986