Vale Alf Najar

Alf Najar

Artwork by Brian Caldersmith

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alf Najar.

A man that was involved in many areas. His special bodied MG TB was very successful winning the 1946 NSW Grand Prix at Bathurst and 6th in the 1947 Australian Grand Prix. He was second in 1948 AGP and was holder of many Sprint & Hill Climb records, which included the 1946 first post-war Australian Hill Climb Championship at Bathurst.

Alf was decorated with a Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II, with the Australian Sports Medal for his development & success in motor racing sport in Australia. In 1946 he started the Water Skiing Sport in Australia together with the legendary “Gelignite” Jack Murray. In 1948 he was a foundation member of the Australian Water Ski Association.

He was a member of the All Australian Five-Man Skeet Team for 16 years and held Australian and New Zealand titles in clay target shooting.

A memorial service will be held on Friday the 18th of December. If you wish to attend, please contact Seth at and he will pass on the details.

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