Spug, not Jock

Published: 07:30AM Mar 1st, 2013
By: Web Editor
With reference to the Straight from the Plate feature in February 2013’s issue, on the 1932 Inter Varsity Speed Trials
Spug, not Jock

Interesting to see the photo of Malcolm Muir, winner of Senior MGP 1931 on a Norton, and also successful at venues like Brooklands. He won the Hutchinson 100 on a 350cc Velocette in October 1931, and an Outer Circuit race in May 1934 on a 350cc Norton, tied for first with a Morgan-JAP.

Your picture caption is Jock Muir but when not known as Malcolm his nickname was ‘Spug’ Muir. He was a boyfriend of my mother in the early 1930s, being neighbours in Radlett, Hertfordshire. He taught my mother to drive in his BSA three-wheeler, and they were also friends with John ‘Crasher’ White, a Radlett resident, who later became a Norton works rider.

Muir was a member of the Cambridge University Auto Club. His father was a Scottish doctor. He moved away from Radlett, and indeed motorcycles, in the later 1930s. Sad to relate, he took his own life in 1947.




Nicholas Kent, via email

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