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Jim Clark 50th Anniversary Event

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Jim Clark 50th Anniversary Event


18 – 19 May 2013


Duns, The Scottish Borders


This year sees the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark winning his first Formula One World Championship.


To celebrate the event Club Lotus are organising a closed street event at Duns, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders.


The event will consist of Classic Team Lotus bringing Jims two 1963 Lotus Formula One Championship winning Type 25 cars up to Duns. The cars will be on static display on Saturday (10:00 till 17:00) outside the Jim Clark Room and will be joined by a Lotus Cortina raced by Jim and also his first Lotus Elan in which he drove to many races during 1963.


On Sunday the cars will again be on display from 10.00 and at midday all four will be demonstrated along Newtown Street outside the Jim Clark Room.


Following the display on Sunday there will be a short pause to allow those that wish to make their way to Chirnside. The F1 cars will then drive seven miles through the countryside to Chirnside Parish Church followed by 20 plus Lotus road cars to lay a wreath at Jims graveside at around 15:00.


Ian Scott Watson, Jims friend and mentor form his early racing days, will be our special guest at the weekend along with Clive Chapman (son of Lotus founder Colin) and Jims No1 race mechanic Bob Dance.


The Murray Motor Company will also have on display at Duns the current range of Lotus cars. We would also like your car to be included in the Lotus static display at Duns, either on the Saturday or Sunday or both; please get in touch if you would like to take part.


There will be special Lotus parking for 20 cars outside the Jim Clark Room these are the cars that may be offered the chance to drive in the rolling closed road with the F1 cars to Chirnside above. Also, 25 Cars in a display area parking next to the room and 75 spaces reserved at the old high school.


We want to get as many different models of Lotus cars as possible involved over the weekend.


This event will have national news coverage and we are expecting perhaps 1500+ people to come along and witness something very special on Sunday.


If you are interested in offering your car for display please let one of the following Club Lotus members know: andrew@laingsfoundry.co.uk, david@delands.force9.co.ukjim.love@live.co.uk


Alternatively contact the Lotus Drivers Club Scotland area coordinator, Jim Grant: j.grant@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

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