About Jim Clark

For those of you who are just discovering Jim Clark and want to know a bit more.

Jim Clark 1965

Jim Clark in 1965

Jim Clark, OBE, was F1 world champion in 1963  and 1965 and first British driver to win the Indianapolis 500 race in America.

He was born on 4th March 1936, at Wester Kilmany Farm, Kilmany village, in Fife.  In 1942, he moved with his parents and four sisters to Edington Mains Farm near Chirnside, in the Scottish Borders.

He went to school at Chirnside, before going to Clifton Hall preparatory school, Newbridge, near Edinburgh, and then Lorreto School, Musselburgh, East Lothian.

Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest and naturally gifted motor racing drivers of all time, a national hero for Scotland and international icon of the 1960’s.

He died in 7th April 1968 in an accident at Hockenheim in 1968

The Jim Clark – The Chirnside Champion Exhibition will remember him and his life around the Borders as well as F1 career.

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