The historic racing world has come together to pay tribute to scrutineer Nigel Edwards who lost his battle with cancer last week at the age of 70.

Nigel, from Storrington in West Sussex, was a widely respected scrutineer and eligibility scrutineer for the Historic Sports Car Club. His sad passing will leave an enormous gap in historic racing.

After racing a Lotus Elan in Road Sports in the late 1990s, Nigel decided to put something back into the sport and worked extensively as a scrutineer, bringing vast knowledge, experience, common sense and enthusiasm to the role.

Many fellow officials and competitors have paid tribute to Nigel, commenting on his patience, knowledge and genuine desire to help competitors. He was enormously respected by all those who came into contact with him and many tributes from competitors have spoken of the help and advice he gave freely. One of his key roles was as eligibility scrutineer for Historic Formula 2.

HSCC chief scrutineer Sue Bateman said: “Nigel was a proper gentleman and was very, very popular. We will miss him tremendously as a person and we will miss his incredible knowledge.”

Everyone at the HSCC sends sincere condolences to Nigel’s wife Tessa and family as well as his many friends across the sport.

Photo courtesy HVM Racing.