From our archive: Old school meets new

Jeff Smith, no. 14 on his 500cc BSA, trying to undercut Torsten Hallman on his 360cc Husqvarna at the Hants Grands International, on March 24, 1967.

Smith had become 500cc World Champion in 1964 and 1965, the last year a four-stroke engine would win the title until the modern era.

He was a superbly talented rider and won an ISDT and a couple of trials championships too, before retiring from riding in 1972.


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