Jim Clark Driver tribute
Fifty years since the first of his two World Championship victories, our annual driver tribute was to the legendary Jim Clark.
A daily track parade included a number of his famous cars, representing his many and varied achievements. In the course of an all too brief career, Clark achieved success in single-seater, sports, GT and saloon cars, he even turned his hand to rallying, setting fastest stage times on the 1966 RAC Rally in a Lotus-Cortina.
The track parade read like a shopping list of great racing cars from the 1960s, including the Lotus 25 in which Clark won the F1 World Championship in 1963, the Lotus-Cortina in which he won the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship, and the iconic Lotus 49.
Such was the esteem in which the inimitable Scot, who sadly died in an F2 race at Hockenheim on April 7th 1968, was held, that many of his contemporaries made the trip to West Sussex to pay tribute. Star names included Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and Tony Brooks.