In an age where modern heroes are influencing a whole new generation, the
achievements of Jeffrey Vincent Smith MBE remain unsurpassed. He is the world’s
greatest ever all-round competitor in motocross, trials and enduros
Jeff began his career at the young age of 17 and competed when the sport was
raw, risky and down-to-earth. Between 1953 and 1971 JVS won more national and
international titles than any rider before or since. His achievements include
two World Motocross Championships, two British Trials Championships, multiple
British Experts Trial wins, four individual race wins in the Motocross des
Nations and three ISDE Gold Medals. He became a household name and a favourite
in the Sixties when motocross was a regular live feature on BBC Grandstand. When
Britain pre-empted the world in the off-road sport, and before it was known as dirt biking, Jeff was a leading light.
His story is one of continued success and is recounted here by Jeff himself
who looks back over his remarkable career. Alongside the memories of former team
mate and BSA competition manager Brian Martin, Jeff’s personal and often funny
account is interspersed with terrific archive footage of trials and scrambles
events from the 1950s and 1960s.