Scotland gets revved up for classic Jim Clark Weekend


SCOTTISH racing driver Allan McNish will be back in the country next weekend for a weekend of celebrations in honour of Formula One legend Jim Clark.




Mr McNish is promoting a free fundraiser to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Clark’s remarkable 1965 season in which he clinched his second Formula One World Championship, a  Indianapolis 500 victory, the Formula 2 Championship and the Tasman Championship.



Clark died in 1968, but his record remains unbeaten.



The two-day Jim Clark Weekend will be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of May, in the racing ace’s home town of Duns in the Scottish Borders.



It will include displays of classic and modern Lotus sports cars, as well as a live parade of the Jim Clark’s racing cars.



In contrast to the race cars, a tractor parade is also planned to celebrate Clark’s farming roots with the support of the local community.



Mr McNish, also a former Formula One driver,  said: “”I am very much looking forward to visiting Duns for the Jim Clark Weekend on what is going to be a fantastic celebration of Jim’s success.



“It will be really cool to see an extremely rare Lotus 38 similar to the Indy 500 winning car and classic Lotus F1 cars in which he claimed his World titles, cars that in his hands brought so much success and also pride to our country.”


The event will be open between 11am and 4pm both days, with the displays held on Saturday and the live parade on Sunday.



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