Earlier this week, Jack Belcher passed away. He was a long time member of SCMM, raced his MINI at Bonneville and was a great guy. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the chance to know him.
The following is a reprint from the upcoming SCMM newsletter, written by George Marsh. Photos at the end are also courtesy of George.
Jack Belcher, loving husband, father, motorsports enthusiast and true friend to those who knew him, passed away on August 26.
Jack was a part of the early days of SCMM and continued to be an active member in the club until his death. Jack’s friendship, generosity and warm sense of humor will be truly missed by all who knew him.
His enthusiasm for motorsports was evident from his highly-decorated MINI Cooper S, to the artwork adorning the walls of his home.
Jack was a ‘car guy’ and his passion for the sport was contagious. He sponsored the Belcher Cup Go-Kart Racing Series for the club, even though he didn’t race the karts himself, and provided medals and trophies for the series winners.
Racing his MINI on the Bonneville Salt Flats was a life-long dream that he ful?lled in 2006, and it was Jack who got other SCMM members excited about the Salt Flats and encouraged them to join him in following years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marge and the entire Belcher family.
View the photos on Flickr as well.