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When I was a child, he was my favorite driver along with Lee Petty and Fireball Roberts.

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A racing gentleman, Jim Clark, perished forth-eight years ago today, April 7th.

A museum is in the works in his memory.

Jim Clark Museum - Promoting the legacy of Jim Clark

Ron Berke

A correction: Jim Clark died on April 7, 1968, or 47 years ago today. He was slated to have driven one of the Lotus 56 "Wedge" Turbines at Indianapolis that year.

Art

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Art,

Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction.

I like so many others wish I had the opportunity to meet Jim Clark.

I was fortunate to meet Denny Hulme at Watkins Glen. My late dad had the camera ready. What a humble man. I also met Phil Hill, Jacky, Ickx,

Stirling Moss. (Sir. Stirling).

Best,

Ron

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Certainly one of the greatest. Him, Dan Gurney and Bruce Mclaren were my heroes growing up. His lotus 49 was one of the most beautiful Grand Prix cars of all time. here is a very good documentary on him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY7X9OMbQyg

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Art,

Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction.

I like so many others wish I had the opportunity to meet Jim Clark.

I was fortunate to meet Denny Hulme at Watkins Glen. My late dad had the camera ready. What a humble man. I also met Phil Hill, Jacky, Ickx,

Stirling Moss. (Sir. Stirling).

Best,

Ron

I never met Clark--but was absolutely amazed to watch him in practice at Indianapolis in 1965--very easily the smallest driver there--his helmet barely showed above the top edges of the windscreen on his Lotus 30. And smooth? Oh yeah! Those 4-cam Ford Indianapolis V8's were notorious for backfiring when drivers let off setting up for turns 1 and 3, but not Clark--he obviously simply "feathered" the gas pedal preparing for the turns.

Then in 1966, his Lotus broke a sway bar--causing him to spin twice during the race--he drove as if completely non-plussed by either 360. The only other driver in '65-'66 that compared to Clark's style at Indy was Mario Andretti.

Art

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