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The plaque commemorates Clem Smith O.A.M. for his support of the Mallala and District Lions Club and his involvement in motor sport in South Australia.

Clem Smith was a recipient of an Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M.) and his commitment to motorsport was also recognised with an Australian Sports Medal.  He was a speedway driver at Rowley Park when he was young and became a successful state competitor through several decades from the 1950’s.  He drove in the 1955 Australian Grand Prix and also was a Chrysler car dealer in Adelaide.

Smith, who harboured a fine personal car collection highlighted by his beloved Valiants, had purchased Mallala in the mid-1970’s at a time when the circuit was close to being lost.



Address:Wasleys & Aerodrome Roads, , Mallala, 5502
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.437782
Long: 138.510008
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
Front Inscription

The Mallala & District Lions Club Inc. dedicated this plaque to the memory of  Mr. Clem Smith OAM

In recognition of his long term support of Mallala & District Lions Club Inc. and his tireless involvement with motor sports in South Australia 2017

Left Side Inscription



Source: MA
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