Simon McBeath is a freelance writer and photographer who produces regular technical articles for motorsport magazines, primarily Racecar Engineering, and others, having started his freelance career with the much-missed Cars & Car Conversions in 1993.

He has also written technical motorsport books. Until 2014 three titles were available from Haynes Publishing, but following their withdrawal from the market sector Simon signed up with Veloce Publishing and delivered updates for a third edition of Competition Car Aerodynamics in Autumn 2014. The target publishing date is Spring 2015.

He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He has also written on a variety of other topics, including travel and meteorology

Simon is also the principal of SM AeRo Techniques (SMART) and The Wing Shop, providing motorsport aerodynamics advisory and racecar wing design services. Simon has close links with DJ Engineering Services Ltd, and under his Wing Shop brand he designed the racecar wings superbly manufactured by them. Click on the links (left) or the logos (right) for further information.

He also works for Gurston Down Hillclimb near Salisbury in Wiltshire as the Press Officer for the organising club, the British Automobile Racing Club (South Western Centre).

Photographs taken by Simon at Gurston Down are also for sale. Check out Everley Photography below.

A joint venture with his wife Tracey Inglis was launched in 2009, a web-based photo gallery called Everley Photography where examples of a variety of images the couple have taken over the years may be found - and purchased. The archives are steadily being trawled and more and more images will appear here over time. Click on the link (left) or logo (right) for more information.

As a former highly successful hillclimb competitor (and back in the cockpit again from 2015...) Simon also works as an MSA-approved Instructor at the Gurston Down Hillclimb Drivers School. Seen at Gurston Down on the right Simon was driving the very first DJ Firehawk hillclimber.



Simon McBeath, The Wing Shop, SM AeRoTechniques, Schumacher Benetton

It's a tough job but somebody had to do it...
(Thanks to John Colley for the pic)

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