Ken Smith – MG Enthusiast & Hall of Fame Inductee

Known as the Dalai Lama of the Sacred Octagon, Ken Smith is the Editor Emeritus of The MG Driver and was known for his numerous appearances at British car events across the country on behalf of Moss Motors. Ken will be inducted, along with 22 other worthy motorheads, into the British Sportscar Hall of Fame on June 2nd.

Ken Smith British Sports Car Hall of Fame Inductee

Ken is one of the most recognized people in the Little British Car (LBC) world. Along with his wife, Barby, Ken has shared his passion for the MG Marque throughout the world for most of his 84 years on earth. Ken worked at Moss Motors for 25 years and, with Barby at his side, traveled across the country for many years supporting British car events and representing Moss.

Ken is the author of Aspects of Abingdon. This book, which is now in its second edition, is a tribute to the workers who built the MGB’s, MGC’s and Midgets at the MG factory in Abingdon-on-Thames, based on interviews with those workers.

Ken Smith has also been a driving force behind National MGB Register (NAMGBR) for many, many years. He is an honorary lifetime member of the organization, and he is the Editor emeritus of The MG Driver magazine. Enjoy this video interview that Moss Motors has published on YouTube and get to know Ken and Barby a little more!

I would like to thank the NAMGBR for this short bio and the video. You can also read more about Ken and his wife in the January 6, 2008, issue of Moss Motoring available here.

Note: British Sports Car Hall of Fame LogoThis is part of an ongoing series focusing on the 23 individuals who will be inducted into the British Sports Car Hall of Fame in ceremonies on June 2nd, 2017, at the Hall of Fame in Petersburg, VA.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.