THANK YOU DON!


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Don in his Mk VII at Beckets on his way to fourth place in the International Trophy Race, May 1953 at Silverstone.

The BRSCC Midland Centre AGM last week unexpectedly proved to be a significant event in the Club’s history. After all the regular AGM formalities were concluded Don Truman announced that he was stepping down from the Centre’s management committee – thus ending over 60 years of dedicated service to the BRSCC.

A native of Walsall, 25 year old Don joined the BRSCC in 1947, when it was still in its inaugural guise of the 500 Club. He enjoyed a 12 year competitive career where he made a name for himself in F3, racing against such great contemporaries of this golden era as Les Leston, Bernie Ecclestone and BRSCC Vice President Stirling Moss.

Don then turned his considerable talents to race meeting administration and held just about every position possible within the Midland Centre before becoming national Chairman of the BRSCC, a post he held on two separate occasions.

He continued his duties as Clerk of the Course until 1999 but continued to sit on the Midlands Centre’s Management Committee up until he stood down at last Wednesday’s AGM.

The BRSCC and all his friends and colleagues in the Midland Centre would like to thank Don for his years of unstinting service to both motorsport and the BRSCC.

Thanks Don!