Malcolm In the House

Smith’s Autobiography is Here!

Is there any more beloved character in motorcycling than Malcolm Smith? Star of On Any Sunday, perpetual good mooder, off-road rider so effortlessly good that you almost want to dislike him…but can't. After two years of work, his autobiography, appropriately titled "Malcolm! The Autobiography," is has reached the finish line. Available in October and to be launched at the Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park October 8 to 11, the 400-page book is "saturated with personal storytelling, rich in detail, and containing many never-before-seen photographs from Malcolm's personal archive."

"I'm really excited about the book and our launch at Barber," Malcolm says. "I've heard a lot of good things about the place, and I can't wait to see it. It took us a while to finish the book, but better late then never, right? I'm biased, but it's really, really good!"

For the 11 x 11-inch hardbound book (; $50), Malcolm teamed up with longtime motojournalist Mitch Boehm, a 30-year industry veteran who edited Motorcyclist for 15 years, and who also worked at Cycle World and American Honda.

"I've done a lot in my 74 years," Malcolm says, "and I even managed to remember a lot of it despite falling on my head a few times!" The book covers everything from his early days along Canada's Pacific coast, to his childhood in San Bernardino, California, to his first bikes, his racing efforts in the US, Baja, Europe and Asia, his business life, and the iconic movie On Any Sunday.

"There's a lot here," says Malcolm. "Ten chapters, over 100,000 words worth of stories, and hundreds of photographs, many of them never seen before. It's an amazing book. I have to give credit to Todd Westover, who handled the design for us, and my wife Joyce, who helped organize the project and scanned many of the photos. I just know folks are going to love it.”