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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 17:16

PETER HAMILTON-SMITH d/o/b 29/12/1927 passed away in Whiston Hospital on 21/11/2013, his son PAUL was with him. The service will be Tuesday 03/12/2013 at 14:00 hrs at the Parish Church of St Ann, Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 0LE - All are welcome


Peter was a former member of Liverpool Motor Club and was on the team that won the Castrol Quiz in April 1970


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Back in April 1970 Autosport was reporting on the Castrol Quiz Final held at the Savoy Hotel, Birmingham and chaired by the late BBC commentator Raymond Baxter. The event consisted of two semi-finals and the final. In the first semi-final the Liverpool Motor Club Team, consisting of Ian Titchmarsh, Peter Hamilton-Smith and Bill Aukland, beat local rivals Mid-Cheshire MRC and progressed to the final where they came up against Chess Valley Motor Club from Hertfordshire. In the final LMC were again victorious and as well as a 16 foot caravan to be used by the club each of the members of the team won a Heuer Chronograph; to this day Ian Titchmarsh, well known as a TV motorsport commentator, still wears his with pride.


Peter was also Commentator at Barbon & Silverstone for many years and at other Motorsport venues. There is a photo of him in the biography of Sir Stirling Moss taken at the GP held at Aintree


#2 Giraffe

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 17:53

Peter was also a regular commentator at Oulton Park., and I used to pass his company, GHS Nuts & Bolts located near to Bank Hall station north of Liverpool on my way to marshal there. He was a true professional and a very pleasant chap. RIP.