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Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion | Hardback

This eagerly sought classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. In the new book, Eric Dymock details his place in motor racing history and total command of Formula 1, portraying him as an individual, nail-biting and insecure, yet the greatest driver in any sort of motorsport.

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This eagerly sought classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. In the new book, Eric Dymock details his place in motor racing history and total command of Formula 1, portraying him as an individual, nail-biting and insecure, yet the greatest driver in any sort of motorsport. From a Scottish farming family Clark rewrote the annals of American racing at Indianapolis, coming second at his first attempt in 1963, winning in 1965. He seemed a match for any odds during eight dangerous years at the top of motor racing, yet died in an unlikely accident at a minor event at Hockenheim on April 7th 1968. Genius at the wheel was not enough. Rivals’ subsequent safety campaigns saved countless lives on and off the track. Eric Dymock observed Clark from before he ever sat in a racing car, covering his professional career as member of The Motor magazine staff from 1962, and then as specialist motor racing correspondent from 1966. This book has photographs of Jim Clark’s birthplace, home, memorabilia and archive material from the Jim Clark Room at Duns. The measured analysis throws light on the tense mood of Formula 1 in the hazardous 1960s when Clark narrowly missed four consecutive world titles. Misfortune in the closing laps of the final race of the season twice denied him a unique quartet. Some of his other records remain secure however. Clark’s eight “grand slams” (pole position, leading every lap, fastest lap and winning a Grand Prix – his closest rivals Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher managed only five) is unlikely to be matched.

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Classic Cars “Rich with anecdotal reminiscences from those who raced with Jim Clark. Dymock has clearly done his research and brings riveting details alive”; Motor Sport Andrew Frankel “I thought I’d reached the stage when I’d read as many words about Jim Clark as my lifetime would stand. Not so. Dymock’s book is compelling, an engrossing read”; The Automobile “compulsive reading and thoroughly recommended”. Classic and Sportscar “a totally inspired publication. Dymock’s elegant prose and the personal insight into life of Scottish racing legend great value”; Clark’s close friend Ian Scott Watson, wrote in Scottish Field “The sort of book you will not lay down until you have read it cover to cover, the definitive book on Jim Clark. A remarkable tribute not only to Jim but to its author”; Walter Hayes, Vice President Public Affairs at Ford, who played an important role in Jim Clark’s career wrote “nobody will ever better define Jimmy or, for that matter any great racing driver”; Dan Gurney “I am terribly moved not only by the way in which you included me, but by all the memories your beautiful book managed to evoke”; Sally Stokes “What a magnificent piece of writing”;

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