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Author Topic: 80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Birth  (Read 2165 times)

Offline Irisado

80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Birth
« on: August 03, 2016, 10:40:20 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/36959841

I thought that this was a rather apt tribute.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2016, 03:40:44 PM by Irisado »


Soņando con una playa donde brilla el sol, un arco iris ilumina el cielo, y el mar espejea iridescentemente

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: 80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Death
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 01:36:50 PM »
Though I am old enough, I am not quite as old as you would have me. It is the 80TH anniversary of his birth, not his death. A shame that since the reconfiguration of the circuit his memorial is basically in the middle of nowhere. It was a different time as they said.
Lonny

Offline Irisado

Re: 80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Birth
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 03:41:17 PM »
Thanks, I was mixing up my post subjects.  I've corrected this now.

It is a shame, yes.  It used to be so much closer to the track and the old track had so much more atmosphere too.
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Offline F1fanaticBD

Re: 80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Birth
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2016, 01:45:57 PM »
Thank you for the post.
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Online cosworth151

Re: 80th Anniversary of Jim Clark's Birth
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2016, 04:49:54 PM »
I can't understand why they destroyed the old track. It could still be used for sports cars & vintage racing, much like the Nordschleife at the Nurburgring.

It seems unreal these days that a driver that dominated F1 and won the Indianapolis 500 still thought of himself as a farmer. It's also hard to remember that it was commonplace for a driver of that stature to be out in F2 car or a Lotus Cortina on a regular basis. In fact, Jimmy was supposed to driving in the BOAC 1000 sports car race at Brands Hatch that day. He went to Hockenheim because of a clause in his contract with Firestone.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

 


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