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Friday, May 18, 2007

In Memory Of Jim Clark 1968







Jim (or Jimmy) Clark OBE (born March 4, 1936 – died April 7, 1968) was a Scottish Formula One (F1) racing driver considered one of the best drivers in motor sport history. He was born James Clark Jr. into a farming family in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland, the youngest child and only boy. He was educated at Loretto School in Edinburgh.

Although his parents were opposed to the idea, Clark started his racing career driving in local road rallies and hill climb events driving his own Sunbeam Talbot, and proved to be a fearsome competitor right from the off. By 1958 Clark was racing for the local Border Reivers team, racing Jaguar D-Types and Porsches in national events, and winning 18 races.

Then on Boxing Day 1958, Clark met the man who would launch him to superstardom. Driving a Lotus Elite, he finished second to Colin Chapman. Chapman was sufficiently impressed to give Clark a run in one of his Formula Junior cars, and the rest, as they say is history.









































Nationality British
Active years1960 - 1968
Team(s)Lotus
Race starts72
Championships2
Wins25
Podium finishes32
Pole positions33
Fastest laps28
First Grand Prix1960 Dutch Grand Prix
First win1962 Belgian Grand Prix
Last win1968 South African Grand Prix
Last Grand Prix1968 South African Grand Prix

The Last Minute Instructions

Watching The Race

First Steps

First Turn

Great Start

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Start

Car Collision

They Made Our World Better

Old Car in Nature

DisasterF1

Old F1 Race At Finish

Old F1 Race At Start

In The Woods

Second Turn

Strange Accident

Old Engine

View Of An Old Engine

F1 In The First Corner

In The City

At the Docs

Some Indications

Pilot

Old Car Speeding

Great View Of An Old F1 Car

Old F1 Car in Turn

F1 Pilots

Mechanic in Action

Evolution of F1 Wings

F1 Old Stand

Beginning Of F1 Wings

Old F1 On Track

An Old F1 Motor

F1 Evolution

Old F1 Car

The Pilot Survives (we hope...)

1 Day Before Start

Jumping Car