Sam Smyth Imported Car Service Inc. Heritage

Established in Ireland 1934

Sam Smyth is a Concourse d'Elegance judge for Roll-Royce and Bentley. Mr. Smyth has been Professionally Trained and Duly Appointed by both Roll-Royce Owners Club (RROC) and Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club (RREC) at the national level in the USA and UK.

Club memberships and affiliations former and present for Sam Smyth consist of:

  • Rolls-Royce Owners Club full member over 20 years
  • Regional - Silver Cloud Society full member
  • National RROC full member and trained and appointed National Judge USA
  • National RREC full member and trained and appointed National Judge UK
  • Region Ohio full member
  • Region Modern Car Society full member
  • Region Indiana full member
  • Region Florida full member
  • Region Derby Bentley Society full member
  • National full member Rolls-Royce Foundation
  • Sam's Son is also the youngest ever lifetime member of the Rolls-Royce Foundation
  • Full member Phantom II Society of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club

Sam Smyth Sr. and Sam Smyth Junior working together on a triple carbureted twin cam Jaguar

Sam Smyth Jr. Sam Smyth Sr. working together on a Jaguar Sam Smyth Jr and his son Patrick looking at a Rolls Royce

Pictured below is the 4 CLT Maserati my father raced all over the U.K, Experiments with two-stage supercharging and tubular chassis construction eventually led to the introduction of the revised 4CLT model in 1948. The 4CLT was steadily upgraded and updated over the following two years, resulting in the ultimate 4CLT/50 model, introduced for the inaugural year of the Formula One World Championship in 1950. In the immediate post-war period, and the first two years of the Formula One category, the 4CLT was the car of choice for many privateer entrants, leading to numerous examples being involved in most races during this period Our family race car and our garage in Ireland

George Smyth and shop Foreman with Maserati 4CLT George Smyth and Sam Smyth Sr. in County Antrim Ireland

“There were many more cars in my grandfather’s shop and that’s where I learned to love the big-body motorcars of that period. He was a perfect gentleman and his love for thoroughbred motor cars was passed down to my father and to me.” – Sam Smyth II

Smyth's Imports in Norwood on Montgomery rd

Along with automotive racing the Smyth family heritage is rich with equestrian racing, Growing in Ireland horse racing was all but taboo even during war time. Irelands history of horse racing consists of the introduction of point to pointing and even today, jump racing (National Hunt racing) is more popular than racing on the flat. As a result, every year Irish horse racing fans travel in huge numbers to the highlight event of the National Hunt calendar, the Cheltenham Festival, and in recent years Irish owned or bred horses have dominated the event. Ireland has a thriving Thoroughbred breeding industry, stimulated by favourable tax treatment. The world's largest Thoroughbred stud, Coolmore Stud, has its main farm there. Notable Irish trainers include Dermot Weld, John Oxx and Aidan O'Brien. Notable jockeys include Kieren Fallon, Michael Kinane, Johnny Murtagh, Ruby Walsh and Tony McCoy among many others.

George Smyth was adamant about his racing and of his 15 personal horses he favored "AIRBOY", his Premier Champion he raced all over Europe. He won events like Trotting races at Balmoral in Belfast in 1943

George Smyth racing his horse Airboy  George Smyth receiving a trophy in a horse race