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Archie Scott Brown to be remembered at Snetterton HSCC

Monday, February 03 2020

Snetterton will host a celebration of the life of Archie Scott Brown at the Historic Sports Car Club's two-day race meeting on 4/5 April.

Scott Brown is beste known for his exploits behind the wheel of machinery from Lister Cars which were built in nearby Cambridge, and frequently tested at Snetterton. This heritage will be commemorated by a special Archie Scott Brown Trophy race for pre-1960 sports cars.

This 45-minute race will shine the spotlight on machinery from specialist sports-racing car manufacturers as raced during Scott Brown's era. 

William Archibald Scott Brown, known to all as 'Archie', was a legend in his own lifetime. A Scotsman born in May 1927, he overcame severe physical handicap to become one of the leading British sports car drivers of the 1950s, well able not only to hold his own against, but also often beat, the top drivers of the day. His disablement, affecting both his legs and right arm, was no bar to his determination to race cars. He was battling with Masten Gregory for the lead at Spa, both driving Lister 'Knobbly' Jaguars, when he lost his life in May 1958, just a few days after his 31st birthday.

This announcement follows the news that the event will also celebrate the life of local racing hero Jim Russell, who died last year with 10 Formula Ford races. 

Tickets are available from £12 with free entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.