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Old 18 Jun 2003, 14:59 (Ref:635548)   #16
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sounds like a variation on the old Punch cartoon of the butchers boy being knocked down on his bike by a car and looking up in pain saying he had lost his kidneys! I always found that very amusing as a child, probably explains a lot of my character defects!!
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Old 19 Jun 2003, 08:38 (Ref:636315)   #17
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I met a race official that had one leg missing and he told me a story about when he was a "victim" in a mock disaster to test the response of emergency services.
He was laying on the ground with his trouser leg under a big machine with blood (fake) all over the place!
The emergency services guys that arrived took a look at him and threw up!
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 09:04 (Ref:637322)   #18
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Maisie, I'm guessing it might have been one of our guys that told you that - I know the marshal it happened to! Having said that, these types of stories do tend to wind up in the Marshal version of "urban legends"

I was actually going to mention that we have had a couple of drivers with prosthetic hands/arms in Ireland - and we also have a very competitive karter with a prosthetic leg.

If your son's girlfriend is actively interested in competing Hans, get her to have a look at this site - http://www.justmobility.co.uk/bmsad/ - it's aimed at UK residents but I'm sure they would be able to put her in contact with people in Canada that can help.
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 10:10 (Ref:637363)   #19
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EP, it was actually one of the 2CV team members (not a marshal but someone who's been in racing for years) that told me. Nice to hear it's actually a true story
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 10:29 (Ref:637379)   #20
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There is also a guy who races in Vintage meetings who only has one arm........Think he races an ERA.........
And a guy who hillclimbs a 3 wheeler motercycle who only has one arm........
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 12:10 (Ref:637473)   #21
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EP, it was actually one of the 2CV team members (not a marshal but someone who's been in racing for years) that told me. Nice to hear it's actually a true story

It was my Mum that told you taht wasn't it?

Anyway, the driver was Dave Butler. Can't remember what car he drove but it was in autocross in the 1970s. He lost part of his left arm and both legs when he found a unexploded wartime butterfly bomb on the Dunstable Downs as a teenager. He drove a left hand drive car so he could change gear with his right hand. The clutch was a hand lever attached to the gear stick. He had false legs and could operae the throttle and brake pedals with those. He had a cup for his left hand and a ball on the steering wheel that he clipped the cup to.

Brilliant driver if I remember right. My mum used to race against him regularly in her VW Beetle. I think he races an MG sprtscar now - not sure though.

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Old 20 Jun 2003, 12:18 (Ref:637480)   #22
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It was your mum, yes.
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 12:44 (Ref:637505)   #23
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Ok that's interesting then - that means it's either happened twice or the person who told me the story was urban legending turning themselves into the protagonist! I shall enquire!
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Old 20 Jun 2003, 12:56 (Ref:637518)   #24
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There is also a guy who races in Vintage meetings who only has one arm........Think he races an ERA.........
Donald Day lost an arm when he crashed his ERA at Silverstone a few years ago. He competes in hillclimbs, I think, but is not allowed to race
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Old 25 Jun 2003, 09:14 (Ref:642351)   #25
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Off road racer Even Evans has no use of his legs, and thus uses controls similar to those use by Zanardi. He is rather good and has won many races and I think championships!
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Old 25 Jun 2003, 10:02 (Ref:642391)   #26
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Last time I saw David Butler was about two years ago and it was an MGB in the Owner's Club Championship. I believe he comes from Aldershot and raced with a sponsor associated with disabled drivers. Indeed I think he was responible for starting the Disabled Racing Driver's association or something of that ilk.
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Old 25 Jun 2003, 12:55 (Ref:642548)   #27
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And a guy who hillclimbs a 3 wheeler motercycle who only has one arm........
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Old 3 Mar 2017, 13:44 (Ref:3716113)   #28
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The 70s rally driver Mike Jackson had a prosthetic left arm I think.
I think that he basically steered on the right arm whilst his co-driver [Mike Jackson] changed gear and used the handbrake.

This constraint didn't stop him driving a fully equipped RS1800 and getting it into the top 10 on national rallies.

I may be wrong, but I think that another rally driver of the same era, John Midgeley may have had similar problems that eventually led to his licence being withheld.
Chris Townsend is referring to me I lost my right arm in 1962 so obviously have a prosthetic right arm my co-drivers through the years did NOT change gear for me I manage to stabilize the steering wheel with prosthesis arm to change gear with my left hand nor operate the handbrake I managed to drive without the need of it which caused me a bit of a problem at times !!!

As for John Midgeley he is able bodied it was me amongst others that had there licences withheld in 1987 & mine was reinstated around 1992 with some restrictions
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Frederic Sausset competes in last years Le Mans and he was a quadruple amputee.
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Same thing for Philippe Croizon who made last "Dakar".
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