Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition
Jim Clark – leather edition

Jim Clark – leather edition

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Author David Tremayne
ISBN: 9781910505168

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Jim Clark was a genuine sporting hero. He won 25 of his 72 Grands Prix and in the sixties was the yardstick by which every other driver on the starting grid was judged, and by which they judged themselves. Quite simply, Clark was peerless. Stubborn and notoriously indecisive outside the car, he would nervously chew his fingernails, but he was a genius when he got behind the wheel. To many he remains the greatest racing driver of all time, not just because of his fearsome strike rate and the magnitude and manner of his achievements, but also because he remained humble and unspoiled throughout. Published on the 50th anniversary of Clark’s death, this book, 20 years in the making, is a deeply detailed look at a complex and compelling character.

• Starting in a friend’s cars in driving tests, sprints, hill climbs, autocrosses and rallies, Clark graduated to sports cars in his native Scotland while still pursuing his other passion, which was farming.

• Such was his subliminal driving talent that motorsport overcame farming (and parental opposition) and he went on to win in Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula Junior, the Tasman series, sports cars and touring cars, and to triumph in the legendary Indianapolis 500 in America.

• Clark’s Formula 1 début came in 1960, with Team Lotus, where his unique fraternal relationship with boss Colin Chapman became one of the cornerstones of success for them both.

• Driving for Lotus throughout his professional career, Clark was twice a World Champion, in 1963 and 1965, famously winning seven of 10 rounds on the way to his first crown.

• On his first visit to the Indianapolis 500, in 1963, he finished second, and two years later he became the first Formula 1 star to win it, with his Lotus the first rear-engine victor as well.

• Clark’s tragic death, in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim in Germany on 7 April 1968, was likened by compatriot and close friend Jackie Stewart to motorsport’s equivalent of the atomic bomb.

• A special feature of this book is the personal insight from the author’s dozens of interviews with family, friends, drivers and mechanics.

Format: 280x235mm
Hardback
Page extent: 520pp
Illustration: over 400 photographs, many in colour

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David Tremayne
David Tremayne is a freelance motorsport writer who travels the world reporting on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for his own Grand Prix+ ezine and clients such as The Independent. He is a veteran of more than 525 Grands Prix and several land-speed record attempts, and this is his 50th published book on motorsport.

His award-winning works include Donald Campbell – The Man Behind the Mask and The Lost Generation – The brilliant but tragic lives of rising British F1 stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce. His writing, on both current and historic topics, is notable for its soul and passion, together with deep understanding and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the sport.

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