Jim Clark. Portrait of a Great Driver


Author: Graham Gauld
Date of Publication: 1968

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Jim Clark won more World Championship Grands Prix than any other driver. He was the first European driver to win the Indianapolis 500 since the First World War, he was twice World Champion, three times Tasman Champion, and he won many other motor racing championship awards and trophies. But his greatness depended on more than his record—his rivals acknowledged it, and throughout the sixties he was ‘ the driver to beat ‘ in top-class racing.

In this book, Clark is recalled by some of the people who knew him best: fellow racing drivers Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees; other leading personalities in the world of motor racing, Colin Chapman and Walter Hayes; Ian Scott Watson, who started Clark on his racing career; and motoring writers, fellow-Scot Graham Gauld, Frenchman Gerard Crombac, and New Zealanders Bill Bryce and Eoin Young. Individually, these chapters give varied insights into the world of the men at the top in international motor racing. Together, they give a full and rounded portrait of Jim Clark and record his competition career from 1956 to 1968, recalled by Stirling Moss in his Foreword as ‘the best driver of his time’, the Champion of Champions.

Hardback in good condition, dust cover also clean with some minor scuffs and tears to rear.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 14 × 3 cm