The tribute continue to pour in following the passing of former president of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club, Hilary Jardine, OD, on October 17.

Affectionately known as “Sir Hilary”, he was a stalwart of Jamaican motorsport for several decades.

Born in Guyana, Jardine was one of the founding members of the British Guiana Motorcycle Club in 1955 and, in the 1960’s he revived the motorcycle club in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jardine, who lived in Jamaica since 1969, founded and served as President of the Jamaica Motor Racing Association during the 1970’s.

He served as President of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club from 2006 to 2011.

In recognition of his contribution to sport, the Government of Jamaica awarded Jardine the Order of Distinction in 2009.

Veteran race car driver, Peter Rae, says Jardine is remembered for an outstanding and passionate contribution to motor sport in Jamaica, and the Caribbean.

Peter Rae.

Race car driver, Doug “Hollywood” Gore, described Jardine as a marketing genius.

Doug Hollywood Gord.