It’s not just the local folks who revere the name and celebrate the success of Jim Clark, the Berwickshire farmer and twice world Formula 1 Motor Racing Champion.
His appeal is universal, even 25 years after his untimely passing.
This weekend Club Lotus will be hosting a unique event in Duns to commemorate not just Jim Clark’s legacy, but also the marque with which he was so closely associated, Lotus Cars. Over two days (Saturday and Sunday, May 18/19) club members will gather in Duns with a huge variety of Lotus racing and sports cars culminating in a Sunday procession to Chirnside Parish Church just after noon on Sunday.
Prior to the procession, there will be a special treat in store for those with an interest in all things mechanical and especially for those who constantly wonder what all the fuss is about.
Club members will fire up two Lotus 25 F1 cars and then take them for a wee spin up and down Newtown Street.
On the weekend of the Jim Clark Rally, at a special ceremony in Troon in Ayrshire (not far from the old post-war motor racing circuit at Turnberry) on the evening of Saturday, June 1, the winner of the annual Jim Clark Award will be presented to this year’s winner.