Duns, Berwickshire, SCOTLAND — Ahead of the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum opening Sunday (March 1), the Jim Clark Trust last week announced a 50-mile scenic driving trail celebrating the famous driver and his home area.
Jim Clark was admired and respected around the world not just for his remarkable success winning the Formula One World Championship in 1963 and 1965, along with the 1965 Indianapolis 500, but also for his sportsmanship and humility.
The Jim Clark Trail reveals insights on culture and history that highlights the stark contrast in Clark’s life from rural farming to the danger and glamour of motor racing in the 1960s. The trail starts and finishes at the Motorsport Museum in Duns where visitors can discover the story of Clark’s life and racing career with an interactive experience featuring trophies, memorabilia, film, imagery and two of his iconic race cars.
The trail winds through the Scottish Borders area — one of the most beautiful, historic and rural parts of the United Kingdom where the River Tweed forms a natural boundary between Scotland and England. It includes some of the most scenic roads where Jim Clark learned to drive on his farm and local roads. It’s also steeped in motorsport history with the former WWII airfields of Winfield and Charterhall, once famous racetracks in the 1950s and 1960s that influenced Clark’s early career.