Years ago, whislt curating a motor museum, we had arrangements made for a special visit. It was done on a day when the public weren't about, because the guy in question was being brought out as a treat. This would be about 1989/90ish.
The chap was confined to a wheel chair, with very little movement. I had a long chat with him at some stage, and he told me that it was a "sort of racing accident". He had, apparently been racing F3 (no idea what country, though he was English I think) and in order to raise some money, had agreed to take part in the filming of an advert, in which he was to drive, at speed, in his race car, under a closing (lowering) door. Obviously, it didn't go according to plan.
It only occured to us after he left, we had no clue who he was (the trip had been arranged by researcher Fred Stoddard (Stoddart?)).
Does anyone recall such an incident/driver of about that time? It's something my mind drifts back to from time to time, and I'm thinking about it now!!