And, appropriately, the Scott Brown Trophy at what will be the fourth of the revamped Members’ Meetings – conceived in 2014 to continue the tradition of Goodwood’s 71 period British Automobile Racing Club-run events of the late-1940s to mid-1960s – will feature a full grid of the British-built big-banger V8 Lister sportscars in which Scott Brown made a name for himself.
There’s additional significance to next year’s inaugural Scott Brown Trophy, too. It’s the 60th anniversary year of Brian Lister’s Cambridge-based equipe producing the ‘Knobbly’, so called because of its curvaceous bodywork. Thirty of the front-engined monsters – some with Jaguar motivation, others with Chevrolet propulsion – will battle it out for honours in front of eager spectators and the now-traditional, early-spring daffodils that will once again line the perimeter of the Motor Circuit.
Archie Scott Brown’s story is a fascinating one. Handicapped at birth after his mother contracted German measles during her pregnancy, Scott Brown overcame physical disability and slight stature to wrestle big, powerful sportscars to numerous victories. His disabled legs and withered right arm proved to be no barrier and he more than mixed it with all the top – and able-bodied – stars of the day.