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Donald Day

Donald lost his left arm at the shoulder when he rolled the ERA at Silverstone.
 
He has since made a remarkable recovery and has been given his MSA Race Licence back after a successful driving assessment carried out at Silverstone.
 
Track Assessment - Donald Day

Donald Day has been assessed twice as to his competance as a one armed racing driver and has been issued with an MSA Race Licence but has had all his race entries to VSCC race meetings returned. 

The Silverstone Assessment Report from Steve Deeks, a senior instructor at Silverstone and a very experienced racing driver is a glowing report of Donald`s ability and I must say that having sat alongside Steve in the bright red full race Caterham and harried Donald around for 22 minutes I can whole heartedly agree with his findings. I also thoroughly enjoyed the ride althought it was a bit cramped!

This case was submitted to Bert Massie, Head of the Disability Rights Commission. The VSCC have had a copy of this assessment and they detailed a response is attached.

The Assessment -
 
"In conclusion, it is my considered opinion that any decision to refuse Donald Day an entry to a race meeting for which his licence qualifies him is ill founded....  I am willing to bet that there are historic drivers with the full complement of arms who would not have turned in such a competent performance.  In every respect he meets the criteria required to compete in historic motorsport.  
 
Steve Deeks, Senior Instructor"

 
 
 
 
Warming her up on before the 20 minute "Race" on the South Circuit at the Silverstone race track. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donald Day and David Good


Photos taken at the 2003 Goodwood Speed Festival where David Good piloted Donald`s fabulous dark green ERA up the hill.


David Good was the British Hillclimb Champion for many years - he has a strong left arm and hand but also steers with his right arm, which is off below the elbow, pressed to the wheel.