Scalextric Legends – Jim Clark

Scalextric Artwork - Legends - Jim Clark
Scalextric - Legends - Jim Clark Slot CarsHaving seen some of Jim Clark’s Formula 1 and road cars in the flesh a few times and remembering that I used Jim Clark’s Lotus 49 F1 race car as my slot racing car in competitions and at the Scalextric club I used to run in the evenings at my secondary school, back in the 1960s… I could not resist getting the Scalextric Legends Jim Clark Triple Set when it came out on 27th November 2023.

https://uk.scalextric.com/products/legend-jim-clark-triple-pack-c4395a

  • Lotus 25 F1 No.1 World Champion 1963
  • Ford Lotus Cortina No.146 BTCC Champion 1964
  • Lotus 49 F1 No.3 1967


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Scalextric Artwork - Legends - Jim Clark - BoxBorn in 1936 in Fife, Scotland, Jim Clark is today remembered as being one of, if not the, greatest natural talents to ever sit behind the wheel of a Formula One car. Born into a farming family Jimmy began his racing career in local road rally events before graduating to circuit racing in a borrowed DKW. By 1958 he has gained the attention of the local Border Reivers team and was racing a Jaguar D-Type across national events. Winning 18 of the races he entered.

In 1958 he raced a Lotus Elite at Brands Hatch, finishing second to Colin Chapman, boss of Lotus, and launching his career with the famous Norfolk brand. By 1960 he was racing for Lotus in Formula One, making his debut at the Dutch GP and winning his first Grand Prix at the 1962 Belgian race at the daunting Spa Francochamps. His first World Championship came in 1963 and was followed by another in 1965, both for Lotus.

His exploits however were not just confined to F1, he won the Indy 500, raced at LeMans and at the wheel of the fantastic Lotus Cortina he won numerous touring car races and a British Saloon Car Championship. Regarded by many to be the most naturally talented driver to ever grace Formula One Jimmy was tragically killed during a Formula 2 race in Germany in 1968. Today he is remembered as a true great of the sport, a natural talent like no other, and a man incomparable on the track.

For more information on Jim Clark or for information on the Jim Clark Museum in Duns, Scotland please visit www.jimclarktrust.com

Scalextric Artwork - Lotus Type 49 No.3
Scalextric Artwork - Lotus 25 F1 No.1k Scalextric Artwork - Ford Lotus Cortina No.146
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