Jim Clark Weekend will feature special guests

Race car owner John Bowers visits Duns as Club Lotus exhibit Jim Clark's Lotus25 race cars in Duns on the 50th anniversary of his first F1 world championship
Race car owner John Bowers visits Duns as Club Lotus exhibit Jim Clark's Lotus25 race cars in Duns on the 50th anniversary of his first F1 world championship

Duns is to host a very special event next month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s second F1 World Championship success.

Although the Berwickshire town is missing out on hosting this year’s Jim Clark Rally, motorsport fans could still get to see some cars in action during the Jim Clark Weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.

This rather special event will be held to mark the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s second Formula One World Championship and Indianapolis 500 victory in 1965 and also celebrate the plans for the new Jim Clark Museum in Duns.

Everyone is invited for a unique weekend supported by Club Lotus, Classic Team Lotus and The Jim Clark Trust.

The event will feature classic F1 cars, touring cars and over 50 modern sports cars to celebrate the inspiration of one of the world’s greatest ever motorsport legends.

Ben Smith of the Jim Clark Trust, said: “This is a repeat of the event held in 2013 but this time around we are expecting more cars, more people and some very special guests – to be announced. We will be celebrating an historic year (1965) and plans for the new museum.

The Jim Clark Weekend is free to the public and will be held from 11am to 4pm both days.

On Saturday, May 16, there will be a static display of cars while the Main Event and parade of cars will be staged in Newtown Street on Sunday, May 17.

Jim Clark was Formula One World Champion in 1963 and 1965 and won the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. He had 72 Grand Prix starts, 25 wins and 33 pole positions.

More details of the special guests attending the Jim Clark Weekend will be announced very soon.