The disability pioneer who left Moss in awe
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The disability pioneer who left Moss in awe

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Born with shortened legs and no right forearm, Archie Scott Brown raced with distinction and commanded the respect of his peers. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls a racer with charm, style and enormous speed

Back in the day you could get close to your heroes...

As a kid in the 1950s, I was taken by my parents to Silverstone, Aintree and Oulton Park, where a few shillings would buy you a paddock pass. Bliss for an adoring fan.

It goes without saying that I worshipped Stirling Moss, but in truth I idolised anyone who drove a racing car, and none more than Archie Scott Brown, whose style on the track was beyond spectacular.

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