|Smith Mk I|
Ken Smith built his first special between November 1947 and May 1948, after a motorcycle accident forced a brief stay in hospital. It was heavily inspired by the Prototype Cooper using Fiat derived suspension at both ends linked by a ladder type chassis. The Smith Mk I used a JAP engine, mounted centrally, powering the rear wheels through a Norton gearbox.
Ken in the Mk I sometime in 1949
In January 1951, Iota published this article by Ken on his experiences.