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 best ever all-round off-road competitor in motocross, trials
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 1960s,
when motocross was a regular live feature on BBC Grandstand. When Britain
led the world in the sport, Jeff was leading Britain.
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 teammate 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.