Jim Clark tribute at Ingliston

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One of the lighter moments in Jim Clark’s hugely successful racing career will be relived this September.

As part of a weekend of celebrations to mark 50 years of Ingliston Racing Circuit, drivers will race around the track driving milk floats, while also tackling a series of challenges.

As part of a promotion for the Milk Board in 1965, the Berwickshire racing legend took part in a milk float race round Ingliston Circuit as a PR stunt and fun way to get the message out to the public about dairy farming.

The fun of this quirky stunt will be recreated at the Ingliston Revival when two modern-day drivers take to the track once again to recreate this memorable occasion.

The 2015 event will see drivers compete to finish a number of challenges around the track. They will be scored on their skills in completing the tasks which range from milking a fibreglass cow to rounding up farmyard animals against the clock. In full racing helmets and suits, only the most fearless drivers will complete the tasks and claim victory on the winners podium.

Of course, no champagne will be on offer at the ceremony, a cool refreshing pint of milk is the order of the day.