A one-off Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport could be yours - the ultimate competition prize for motor racing enthusiasts .
Commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the world motor racing champion’s death at the Hockheim track in Germany, the 100,000th Lotus sports car to be built is the prize in a Jim Clark Trust competition.
The competition, to help raise funds to support plans for a new Jim Clark Museum in Duns, is now live online at www.jimclarklotus.com, offering the chance to win the special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport. It costs £20 to enter, and the winner will be announced at the opening of the new Jim Clark Museum, Duns in summer 2019.
Inspired by the red Lotus Elan S2 driven by Clark in the 1960s, registration number 997 NUR, the new Evora GT410 Sport echoes the original car’s colour scheme, with red paintwork, a silver roof and silver wheels, plus tartan upholstery. It commemorates the legacy of one of motorsport’s most enduring figures and carries Clark’s signature on each rear buttress.
British sports car manufacturer Lotus designated the Jim Clark Special Edition, its 100,000th car, to celebrate the motoring racing legend, and production of the unique model coincided with Lotus’ 70th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Festival of Speed, where His Grace the Duke of Richmond said: “It’s fantastic to see the crowds so engaged and excited to remember Jim Clark and celebrate his achievements. The stunning Jim Clark Special Edition Evora is a fitting tribute to a legendary man and his iconic Elan. Clark’s exploits on track were very special indeed.”
Chair of The Jim Clark Trust Ben Smith added: “This fundraising competition to win the Jim Clark Special Edition Lotus Evora will help to realise the vision of an extension to increase the numbers of cars on display and promote heritage, education and inspiration for future generations.”