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Presentation to retiring member of Motor Sports Council and Officiel d`Honneur Award
Julian Fack first competed in Sporting Trials in 1972. In the 35 years since, he has been British Champion ten times and designed or built cars that have claimed an additional 12 titles in the hands of others. He joined the Trials Committee in 1978 and became chairman in 1995, which brought him onto the Motor Sports Council. Despite retiring from Council in 2006, Julian continues to compete at the highest level and is chairman of the BTRDA Trials Committee, a member of the BTRDA board, and a BTRDA Council & Life member of Midland Auto Club.

The Chairman presented Alan Foster with an Officiel d`Honneur award, the highest accolade for MSA volunteer officials. Alan has had a prominent involvement in MSA-authorised motor sport for many years, from karting dad, through kart scrutineer, to Technical Commissioner and then an environmental scrutineer; this later role expanding his involvement into other areas of the sport – racing, hill climbing, sprinting and rallying.

Alan also trained as an MSA Steward and served for many years on MSA Specialist Committees. He has always used his knowledge and diplomatic skills to guide and encourage organisers without interfering with the organisation of the event, gaining a reputation for being firm but fair.

Having shown their warm appreciation for the outstanding contribution of these individuals to motor sport, Council members also paid tribute to the late David W Williams who died suddenly in November 2006. Known affectionately as ‘DWW`, David`s contribution to the sport was immense, through Port Talbot Motor Club, the Welsh Association, ANCRO, and the MSA, where he served as committee chairman, timekeeper and Motor Sports Council member. He will be sadly missed, but always fondly remembered by all.

Picture shows (l-r): Julian Fack, Graham Stoker (Motor Sports Council Chairman) and Alan Foster.

Release MSA06-027: 21 February 2006

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