Name and number: Alan Humphrey #253
Year of birth: 1951
Family: Widowed. Matt 28 and James 25
Occupation / Trade: Retired
Home town: Truro, Cornwall
1st ever stock car meeting: Brands Hatch, Easter Bank Holiday 1966
How did you become interested: Just enthralled by the spectacle.
First time you raced and what was it: 1973 Jalopy with Tongham Motor Club
First win in motorsport: Wimbledon 1973 Hot Rod
Any other motorsport experience other than stockcars: Grasstrack Jalopy with Tongham Motor Club, Hot Rods, Stock Rods and Banger with Spedeworth. MiniRods with Promotasport, grasstrack Hot Rods and Bangers with Braintree Auto Club.
Favourite old time track: Braintree grasstrack at White House Corner, Felsted
Current favourite track: St Day tarmac and King’s Lynn shale
All-time favourite f1 driver f2 driver: Stuart Smith #391 and Eddie Asling #553
Other racing involvement: Mechanic for Eddie Asling Spedeworth Superstock and Hot Rod #553 and Frank Hartley Spedeworth Hot Rod #178. Committee member of Braintree Auto Club as well as marshal there. Marshal at Henham Raceway. Co-founder of the Contact Auto Racing Association – CARA (now ceased)
Top drink / meal: Magners cider and Chinese
Other interests: BMX racing
Favourite musician / band: Linkin Park
Top TV / film: American Pickers
First road car: 1956 Ford 100E Prefect
All-time favourite holiday destination: Cornwall
What you would like to see to improve our sport: More emphasis on the “Heritage” side of the sport rather than the racing side of it. Need to keep the variety of cars seen from ’60 to ’72 and to encourage the use of older cars to show the younger generation how things were at the start otherwise the perception will be to build fast, low cars to win.