He started 72 Formula 1 grands prix, won 25 of them (in an age where reliability was not nearly what it is now) and claimed 33 pole positions as well as two world titles.
And his skills were such that he racked up honours far beyond F1, most notably claiming Indianapolis 500 victory – the first non-American to do so in almost 50 years – and there are those who claim he was swindled out of two more Brickyard wins.
And Clark, again in a Cortina, performed magnificently, winning three stages and sitting comfortably inside the top 10 overall throughout. This was before losing time in a crash on SS40, before he rolled out definitively a few stages later.
And we have found British Pathé footage of that rally, as Clark and several other noteworthy names take on the challenges. You can watch this below.