Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest and naturally gifted motor racing drivers of all time, a national hero for Scotland and international icon of the 1960’s.
Jim Clark’s tragic death at Hockenheim in 1968 stunned the world and in terrible circumstances helped redefine the future of Formula 1 with a greater emphasis on safety led by his close friend Sir Jackie Stewart, the Trust’s Honorary President.
Clark’s tally of 25 victories was a record at the time and has only been surpassed by a handful of other drivers since then and none in as few races. His 25 wins came in just 72 starts, a win ratio bettered only be Alberto Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950’s. Only Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and more recently Lewis Hamilton have ever equalled or surpassed Clark’s tally of 33 pole positions in Formula 1, all in the modern era and none in so few races.
Jim Clark was instrumental to the launch of Ingliston Racing Circuit in 1965 and was a major sponsor of the project.
The Jim Clark Trust was formed by parents James and Helen Clark in 1978 to formalise their gift of the Presentation Cups, Shields and Trophies of his incredible career for public display to the District Council of Berwickshire, Scotland.
The trust’s Honorary President is Sir Jackie Stewart and Patrons include David Coulthard MBE, Dario Franchitti and Allan McNish.
The New Museum
Jim Clark inspired a generation. The aim of the new museum is inspire the next generation and generations to come, with a modern and vibrant celebration of Jim Clark’s incredible career and impact on motorsport around the world with trophies, pictures, film footage and some of the cars in which he raced. Exhibiting the cars in which Jim Clark raced will be the highlight of the new museum.
The new museum is not only a celebration of his life and motor sport, but also drawing attention to the culture and beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders.
We are proud to support such a fantastic Scottish charity in fundraising towards the trusts activities and a new museum to be opened in Duns, Scottish Borders where Jim’s story can be found along side a range of Jim’s trophies and other memorabilia.