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Smith, Ron
Date of Birth:   26/09/1927
Career Description

R C A Smith - RAC & RACMSA - CV

1952 - Appointed to Stewards list.

1962 - 85 i/c Race Control - Race Services

1964 - 74 Timekeepers Assistant

1968 - 73 Assists C Audrey (RAC Chief Timekeeper) with development of OMEGA-Olivetti automatic timing system and negotiates Shell sponsorship.

1972 - 99 Speed Committee

1972 - 84 Tribunal Member

1975 - 01 Appointed Consultant - initially to originate the GP organisation & operation procedures; writes operations manual (becomes world standard)

1979 - 96 Road Book Graphics - Lombard RAC Rally (to 88)

  • Golden 50 Rally 
  • Norwich Union Classic 
  • Historic Rally of GB 
  • 2 Day Classic 
  • Euro Classic

1980 - 82 Timekeeping liaison with Longines for British GP

1987 - 90 Vice-Chairman Speed Committee

1990 - 01 Tribunal Member

1990 - 92 Chairman of Drag Race Working Group (forms Sub Committee)

1992 - 01 Drag Race Sub-Committee (MSA delegate)

1992 - 99 Timekeeping Committee ('94 becomes panel)

1993 Retires from British GP - 43 Years as Official - 32 Years on Organising team

1993 - 00 FIA Drag Race Commission

1993 - 98 Championship Steward - TOCA / BTCC

1994 - FIA Hill Climb Commission (Guest Member)

1994 - FIA Observer European Hill Climb Championship

1994 - 01 FIA Records Commission - Assistant MSA delegate

1995 - Championship Steward - RAC (MSA) Hill Climb Championship

1995 - 99 Championship Steward - RAC (MSA) Sprint Challenge - RAC (MSA) Drag Race Championship

1996 - 00 FIA Steward - Drag Race

1996 - 99 Chairman Timekeeping Panel

1996 - 02 Motor Sports Council

1996 - 99 Chairman Hill Climb & Sprint Sub Committee

1999 Training Panel

2001 - Records Panel (introduces & forms)

2002 Retired from Motor Sports Council

R C A Smith - British Racing Drivers' Club - CV

1951 - 54 Startline Marshal

1954 Elected Associate Member

1955 - 61 Race Control Official

1956 Invited to succeed Desmond Scannell as Secretary

1962 - 71 I/C Race Control

1970 - 71 BRDC Race Committee member

1990 - Appointed to Stewards List

R C A Smith - Miscellaneous - CV

1949 - 57 Competed & Officiated in Rallies, Driving Tests & Racing. Vice President Cemian Motor Club

1951 - 58 Assistant Secretary BRSCC (Via 500 & Half Litre Club) - Originated basis of Race Control system used by BRSCC, BRDC and RAC - General race organisation

1954 Elected Associate Member BRDC

1955 - 58 PA to Ken Gregory - Secretary BRSCC - Manager - S Moss - P Collins - M Hawthorn - Peter Bell Racing Stable

1959 Elected Life Member BRSCC

1959 - 70 Patsy Burt racing activities - (See also Patsy Burt - Racing CV)

  • - 59 - 60 Part time mechanic, Manage, `Gofer'
  • - 61 Mechanic - European Hill Climb Championship
  • - 62 - 71 Managing Director PMB Garages Ltd - their race prepared cars won

1962 RAC Hillclimb Championship - A Owen - 2.5 Cooper-Climax

1970 RAC Hillclimb Championship - Sir Nick Williamson Bt. - 5.0 McLaren M10A/B

1970 RAC Sprint Championship - Patsy Burt - 4.4 McLaren M3A (+8 International - 21 National Records - SS & FS up to I Mile)

- 67 Originated `Burt Strut' (became mandatory in speed events)

1965 - 70 Organised & negotiated group entries for drivers' in European Hillclimbs

1966 - 70 Assisted Bruce McLaren at F1 & Can-Am test sessions

1970 - 72 Continued to assist McLaren Racing

1971 - 72 General Manager Trojan (Racing) Ltd - (customer McLaren racing cars)

1971 - 72 Consultant to Shell BP - RAC Hillclimb Championship

1971 - 72 Assisted Sir Nick Williamson Bt. With purchase & development of March 712 - with which he won the 1972 RAC Hillclimb Championship

 
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