Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Jim Clark Trust
We are delighted to announce the chosen charity for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018 will be The Jim Clark Trust.
The Jim Clark Trust is dedicated to promoting the life and legacy of Jim Clark who won two Formula One World Championships in 1963, 1965 and the Indianapolis 500. All funds raised will help to build a new Jim Clark Museum in his home town of Duns in the Scottish Borders with a focus on Heritage, Education and Inspiration.
The existing Jim Clark Room opened in 1969 and has welcomed over 350,000 visitors from around the world with over 100 trophies from the Clark family collection. Plans for the future include an expanded museum to open in 2019 celebrating his extraordinary life with trophies, imagery, art, film footage, new memorabilia, a technology and education zone and race simulator. The highlight of the new museum will be exhibiting some of the incredible cars in which he raced.
Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest and naturally gifted racing drivers of all time. He remains much loved and admired to this day for both his remarkable achievements and character, famous for his modesty, humility and sportsmanship.
Jimmy (as he was affectionately known) dominated world motor racing like no one before or since due to his success in all types of motor racing. He is best remembered for his partnership with Colin Chapman and Lotus winning 25 Grand Prix’s with 33 Pole Positions from 72 Starts.
His tragic death at Hockenheim at the age of 32 in 1968 stunned the world and in tragic circumstances helped redefine the future of Formula One with a greater emphasis on safety still relevant to this day, led by his close friend and the Jim Clark Trust’s Honorary President, Sir Jackie Stewart.
2018 is a significant year being the 50 year anniversary of 1968. Jim Clark was a shy farmer at heart with an incredible talent whose became an international sporting hero and inspired a generation. His story transcends time and sport.
Heritage | Education | Inspiration
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