The track parade will feature a wealth of famous competition cars, spanning a variety of different genres. In the course of his all too brief career, Clark achieved success in single-seaters, sports, GT and saloon cars, and even excelled at rallying, setting fastest stage times in a Lotus-Cortina on the 1966 RAC Rally. He won the 1965 Indy 500, top, in Ford-powered car. The track parade will include the Lotus 25 in which Clark won the F1 World Championship in 1963, the Lotus-Cortina in which he won the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship, and the Lotus 38 in which he won the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. Clark in 1965, left, Lothar Spurzem photo, at Nurburgring.
Clark tragically died in an F2 race at Hockenheim on April 7, 1968, and many of his contemporaries will make the trip to West Sussex to pay tribute. Clark driving at 1961 TT race, above, Goddard-GPL photo. Racing icons confirmed so far include Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and Tony Brooks.
Jim Clark competed at Goodwood on many occasions in the early-1960s, and, along with fellow Scot Sir Jackie Stewart, jointly holds the lap record of 1m20.4, set at the circuit’s final F1 race in 1965. Goodwood Revival founder Lord March fondly recalls meeting him as a motor racing-obsessed boy, saying: “Jim was always very nice to me – quiet, charming, a thoroughly good guy; not brash like some of the other drivers. He was an absolute world-class driver, and effortless is a good way to describe his ability.”
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