Jim Clark Museum in Duns to open in July


The Jim Clark Trust has announced that the new Museum devoted to the great Scot and F1 legend will open its doors to the public on July 11.

The new facility, which has been in the works for several years and received the backing of a number of local institutions, will showcase a collection of memorabilia and artifacts associated with Clark's career, including two of the double world champion's F1 cars.

"Jim's replica Indianapolis 500 trophy will be on display in the new museum alongside new items, film footage and photographs to showcase Jim's inspirational career," said Shona Sinclair, curator at Live Borders which helped fund the project.

"A huge amount of work has gone in to researching and preparing the collection for display and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who have assisted the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum team with this task.

"We can't wait to start welcoming visitors."

Over the course of his eight-year career in F1, Clark conquered 25 wins and the world titles in 1963 and 1965. The latter was a banner year for the Scot who also won the Indy 500.

Jim Clark Trust secretary Ben Smith:

"Jim's victory at Indianapolis in 1965 expanded his fan-base massively and we have no doubt that fans from across the world will descend on the new museum after it opens this summer."

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