As part of the day job, I've been researching a feature based around Steve McQueen (stop muttering at the back). Almost inevitably, Malcolm Smith comes up here and there but I'd never seen this pic of him before, except, I realised later, on the Troy Lee Designs helmet that was released a few years back, with artwork by Tom Fritz. Anyway, I just love the photo. He's on what I reckon is a 400 Cross and it's pinned. Mud flap on the front mudguard bent back, Smith's cheeks wind-rippled.
Smith was instrumental in getting Huskies imported to the States after testing one for motocross pioneer, promoter and subsequent Husqvarna importer Edison Dye. And Smith rode a 400 Cross in those closing beach sequences in On Any Sunday, but in this shot he's not messing about for the camera, he's got his race face on. If anyone knows who the photographer is, please shout. Loads more on the Husky, Malcolm and On Any Sunday at the excellent The Selvedge Yard, where I'm sure I first spotted this photo, but now I can't find it there. MP