We are absolutely delighted that membership number 1000 was issued this week.
We’re even more delighted that our thousandth member is none other than Dr Paul Trafford.
Traff is a leading figure in motorsport medical safety and is known to many of us as the Medical Director of the British Touring Car Championship - a position he’s held for nearly 30 years. He’s the one in the Porsche Panamera Turbo at Knockhill when the BTCC arrives every August. He’s also a consultant anaesthetist living and working in Scotland, as well as being Chair of Motorsport UK’s Medical Committee (of which Dr Ben Shippey is a member) and their Medical Advisory Group (of which Dr John Harrington is a member).
Our current membership is just under 200 and it’s taken us 47 years to get to a total of 1000 members. That’s quite a milestone for SMMC and it’s appropriate that our thousandth member is someone who has done so much for motorsport across the UK and internationally - although we suspect he’s gutted he didn’t get number 999 😄