Brian Hemmings has posted this obituary, recognising the contribution to the region's motorsport of former AEMC Chairman, John White, who died recently following a period of ill-health:
AEMC are saddened to note the passing of John White, former Chairman of the Association of Eastern Motor Clubs, a Motorsport UK Steward, Clerk of the Course and friend and colleague of many within the association and motor sport generally.
Having studied as a motor vehicle technician, John opened his own garage in 1959 and got involved with motorsport in the early 60s, initially as a Marshal and then as a Competitor — competing in rallies, sprints and autocross events.
John stopped competing in the late 80s and his love for the sport led him to become a respected Clerk of the Course and Steward.
From 1992 to 2012, John sat on Regional Committee as Chairman of the Association of Eastern Motor Clubs and he also provided valuable input to various other committees during this time, including the Autocross and Rallycross Sub Committee (which he became Chair of in 2002).
A regular at BARC meetings, John could often be found Clerking or Stewarding at venues such as Lydden Hill, Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Silverstone and for many years was the driving force behind AEMC's involvement in running the MSA British Autocross Championship.
Throughout he was known by many for his warm nature and helpful advice.