Motorsport

A lifelong passion
I am proud to be the only disabled driver worldwide to have qualified for both an International Race AND an International Rally Licence although it did take a 30 year struggle to finally obtain a race licence from the MSA and for Max Mosley at the FIA to personally sign off my International Licence!
 
I have competed in over 600 motorsport events, 110 races plus British and World Championship rallies ending my career going out with a bang at Graham Hill bend at Brands Hatch in August 2006 when involved in a seven car pile up which wrote off three cars including my own!
Fortunately only my wallet bore deep scars.
 
More sections shortly - I am sorting out old photos and polishing the memory.

Seemingly the older I get - the faster I was!


See my story of my day at the 2017 Goodwood Members Meeting
for the Archie Scott Brown Trophy Race and my laps
in a Lister Jaguar with Dario Franchitti. 
Exhilarating! 




Alive again!
Once you get the bug! 
My 70th birthday present from me, another session of motorsport.

The race was organised by the Classic Sports Car Club and the Smart cars were in the Modern Classics Series with our own race within a race. In practice, first time out, I was fourth on the Smart grid with only one spin at the tight chicane! I didn’t make the best of starts when the lights went out (must now practice starts!) After a lurid 75 mph four rotational spin on lap 7 trying to grab third place at Camp Corner just before the finish line, I went off onto the in-field but straight into gear and back on track to finish fourth in class.

 Quite hairy at 110 mph into Quarry Corner in a Smart car but great fun.

P.S. I have to be honest, the Porsche and BMW were lapping me.

A huge thank you to James Palmer who prepared and modified my car and supported me throughout  the season - www.smarts4youracing.com
  More 2014 season photos - Click here
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MGB and Legend






 Rallying - My beloved MGB
When I converted the MGB from race trim to a major rebuild for historic rallying I wanted it in the original factory colours of red and white.