Club Lotus tribute to Jim Clark

Jim Clark Remembrance Weekend, Rev. Duncan Murray of Chirnside Church lays a wreath with the members of The Lotus Club at Jim Clark's grave side, in Chirnside Cemetry.
Jim Clark Remembrance Weekend, Rev. Duncan Murray of Chirnside Church lays a wreath with the members of The Lotus Club at Jim Clark's grave side, in Chirnside Cemetry.

LOTUS owners and enthusiasts converged on Berwickshire at the weekend to pay their special tribute to twice world motor racing champion Jim Clark.

Club Lotus Scotland held their annual Jim Clark Remembrance Weekend which included a special dinner and wreath laying ceremony.

On Saturday morning members made their way from Edinburgh to the Allanton Inn where lunch was enjoyed before making a leisurely tour of the Borders ending up at the Jim Clark Room in Duns.

On Saturday evening a dinner was held in the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Swinton, hosted by club president Alan Morgan.

Guest speaker at the dinner was Andrew Tulloch, curator of the Jim Clark Room. His topic was “Jim Clark - A Very Special Man’. Also a guest at the dinner was the Rev Duncan Murray, minister of Chirnside Parish Church where Jim Clark is buried.

On Sunday morning there was a fine display of Lotus cars outside the Jim Cklark Room in Newtown Street, Duns, and they left in convoy to visit Jim Clark’s grave. Here a wreath was laid by Club Lotus and a tribute was given by the Rev Murray.

Members then enjoyed a visit to Harelaw Farm, by kind permission of the Swan family, where they viewed the late David Swan’s collection of Jim Clark memorabilia, Grand Prix car and World War 2 aircraft art work.