John Timanus was SCCA’s expert on all things technical, on both the Professional Racing and Club Racing side of things from the early sixties until his death in the late eighties. He had an immense understanding of competition rules, of technical compliance, and of how to develop the right technical profile on a car. He was respected throughout American motorsports and gave SCCA needed credibility in this area during a period when many considered the club as being very much an “amateur” organization. He was a Woolf Barnato Award recipient for his contributions not only to running SCCA’s technical side, but also for his ability to gain credibility for the club with other national and international racing organizations of the era.