Jim Clark plaque

Team Lotus employees''Hazel Chapman unveils Jim Clark plaque at Lotus HQ in Hertfordshire
Team Lotus employees''Hazel Chapman unveils Jim Clark plaque at Lotus HQ in Hertfordshire

Lotus enthusiast Malcolm Ricketts of the Historic Lotus Register, along with David Morgan and Tony Scales of the 750 Club recently placed a plaque celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s 1965 Indy 500 win on the factory wall at Cheshunt, the team’s former headquarters. Many of the original Lotus staff, as well as Hazel Chapman, whose father owned land in the area, Lotus stalwarts like Mike Costin (who went on to found Cosworth with Keith Duckworth), Warren King, the Lotus accountant, Dick Scammell, Bob Sparshott, John Miles, (who raced for Team Lotus from 1968), and also Dougie Niven, Jim Clark’s cousin and key member of the Jim Clark Trust, attended the ceremony.

Photograph: Chris McEvoy.