Malcolm Smith

Athlete, post-1970


Malcolm Smith grew up with a fascination for mechanical things from the first time he rode his Labretta motor scooter in 1954. He is a six-time winner – thrice each on a motorcycle and in a car – of the Baja 1000, off-road racing’s version of the Indy 500. He also won the Baja 500 four times, and was a two-time winner of both the Mint 500 and the Roof of Africa Rally. Smith also won the 1987 Rallye D’Atlas in Morocco in an off-road buggy.

  • Biography

    Malcolm Smith grew up with a fascination for mechanical things from the first time he rode his Labretta motor scooter in 1954. He is a six-time winner – thrice each on a motorcycle and in a car – of the Baja 1000, off-road racing’s version of the Indy 500. He also won the Baja 500 four times, and was a two-time winner of both the Mint 500 and the Roof of Africa Rally. Smith also won the 1987 Rallye D’Atlas in Morocco in an off-road buggy.

    One of the world’s premier off-road motorcycle racers, Smith won a total of eight gold medals between 1966 and 1976 in the International Six-Day Trials, the European cross-country motorcycle event. Malcolm is a true pioneer and legend in off-road motorcycling. His talent on two wheels earned him a co-starring role in the 1970’s classic motorcycle epic, “On Any Sunday”. His lifetime of experience has influenced and shaped motorcycle riding gear to this day. Malcolm Smith was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

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