Seventies road racing star Cliff Carr passed away in hospital on Wednesday, January 10 after suffering a liver-related disease.
Sixty-two-year-old Carr came from Leyland, Lancashire but, after establishing himself as a top class national racer in the UK, he went to live in the States and earned top class rides.
This was initially with Arlington Motorsports Kawasaki in 1973 where he rode the infamous H2R two-strokes and worked with famed tuner Kevin Cameron.
Carr also rode factory Suzuki TR750s alongside Ron Grant, Gary Nixon and another Brit Paul Smart in1974.
Smart said: “He was top class racer but also a great character and always had a good tale to tell.”
After racing Carr ran a Harley-Davidson franchise in Santa Barbara, California and then returned to the UK where he continued to be involved in various motorcycling activities including a spell promoting speedway at Sheffield.