Malcolm Smith to race


Malcolm Smith, then and … then.

Malcolm Smith will compete in the Pikes
Peak International Hill Climb this month — 29 years after the first
time he entered the race.

Smith, who was born in British Columbia
in 1941 and grew up in California, is one of the world’s most famous motorcycle racers and is a
U.S. Hall of Fame member.

He said he got bored with "helping
out at Pikes Peak" and so decided to enter. His son, Alexander,
will also compete.

Smith, who started racing in 1956 on a
Matchless, won his first race, and has won the Baja 1000 offroad race
three times and won eight gold medals in the International Six Days
Trials in the 1960s and ’70s. He was also one of the stars in the
film On Any Sunday.

It’s fitting that Smith should compete
in the Pikes Peak event, because it’s the second oldest motorsports race in
America — this year is the 88th running of what is
referred to as the "Race to the Clouds."



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