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Monday, 7 April 2008

Best Scottish Racing Driver

Best Scottish Racing Driver. Jim Clark, Grand Prix Legend. Jim Clark was one of the greatest world champions that motor racing has ever seen. Born in Scotland, he won the world championship in 1963 and 1965 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year and at the time of his death had won more Grand Prix races and more pole positions than any other driver. His drive in the 1967 Italian Grand Prix at Monza is regarded as one of the greatest drives ever. Driving only for the Lotus team in Formula 1 Clark had a particularly close relationship with its founder and owner, Colin Chapman until his death at the Hockenheimring in 1968. His story is told here by the curator of the museum dedicated to his extraordinary exploits. Jim Clark: Grand Prix Legend.

Jim Clark A Photographic Portrait. To many enthusiasts, Jim Clark remains the greatest racing driver in history. Modest and gentle, yet charismatic, Clark had a towering ability to get the maximum out of any car he drove, without appearing to be trying hard. From a Scottish borders farming background, Clark won 25 of the 72 Grands Prix he drove in, to take two World Championship titles, and also won the 1965 Indianapolis 500. This superbly produced book brings Clark's career vividly to life through stunning images sourced exclusively from LAT, the world's largest library of motor racing images. Jim Clark: A Photographic Portrait.

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