Celebrating a Scottish Racing Legend

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The Jim Clark Trust ‘50 years’ events. A programme of events were held in April to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of double Formula One World Champion, Jim Clark

A programme of events were held to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of double Formula One World Champion Jim Clark, who died on 7 April 1968.

The weekend of 7 & 8 April 2018 saw a collaboration between The Jim Clark Trust, Club Lotus, Live Borders and Chirnside Common Good Association, all coming together to welcome visitors to the Scottish Borders who wanted to pay their respects, share fond memories and celebrate plans for a new Jim Clark Museum.

The programme involved a commemorative Church Service in Chirnside, a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jim Clark museum in Duns, an anniversary dinner at Carfraemill Hotel, and an open exhibition at Chirnside Village Hall for anyone who wanted to showcase their own Jim Clark memorabilia.

As part of the anniversary programme, Classic Team Lotus exhibited some of Jim Clark’s famous race cars, with the addition of classic and modern sports cars from Club Lotus.

The SMRC dedicated its 8th April meeting to the memory of Jim Clark.