Last week – while nursing my ladder injuries as regular readers will be aware – I received a cheering envelope in the morning post. It had been mailed by Michael McKinney in the USA, owner, entrant and driver of the 1967 ex-Jim Clark Vollstedt-Ford Indianapolis car which he ran for us in the Festival of Speed back at the end of June/start of July. He enclosed three wonderful photographs of (and from) the yellow peril, taken as he drove it on a sunny run up the hill. I was so impressed with them that we reproduce them here – with Michael’s permission.
Doug Nye: Jim Clark's forgotten racer
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.