Jim Clark

Jim Clark : Tribute to a Champion

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A new edition of the universally acclaimed out-of-print 1997 book is lightly edited & completely redesigned in colour throughout. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. A royalty on every copy sold in Britain (price GBP22.50) will be donated to the Jim Clark Trust. Patrons Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti and Allan McNish celebrate the new edition, Sir Jackie describing Clark as "...the best racing driver I ever raced with and against". Three times Le Mans winner Allan McNish: "A modern driver winning the British Grand Prix, racing in Formula 2, then at Indianapolis would be unthinkable." David Coulthard: "There is no question that Jim's achievements and Jackie Stewart's input were fundamental to me becoming a professional racing driver." Eric Dymock details Clark's place in motor racing history and total command of Formula 1, portraying him as an individual, nail-biting and insecure, yet the greatest driver in any sort of motor sport.Celebrating the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), Formula 1 World Champion 1963 and 1965, this book details his place in motor racing history and his total command at the wheel.
From a Scottish farming family, Clark rewrote the annals of American racing at Indianapolis, second at his first attempt in 1963, winning in 1965. Seemingly equal to the odds of the most dangerous eight years at the top of motor racing, Clark died in an unlikely accident in a minor race at Hockenheim on April 7 1968. Genius at the wheel was not enough. Rivals' campaigns for safety thereafter saved countless lives on and off the track.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 20mm | 949g
  • Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour pictures throughout
  • 095745855X
  • 9780957458550
  • 353,034

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Classic Cars "Rich with anecdotal reminiscences from those who raced with Jim Clark. Dymock has clearly done his research and brings riveting details alive"; Motor Sport Andrew Frankel "I thought I'd reached the stage when I'd read as many words about Jim Clark as my lifetime would stand. Not so. Dymock's book is compelling, an engrossing read"; The Automobile "compulsive reading and thoroughly recommended". Classic and Sportscar "a totally inspired publication. Dymock's elegant prose and the personal insight into life of Scottish racing legend great value"; Clark's close friend Ian Scott Watson, wrote in Scottish Field "The sort of book you will not lay down until you have read it cover to cover, the definitive book on Jim Clark. A remarkable tribute not only to Jim but to its author"; Walter Hayes, Vice President Public Affairs at Ford, who played an important role in Jim Clark's career wrote "nobody will ever better define Jimmy or, for that matter any great racing driver"; Dan Gurney "I am terribly moved not only by the way in which you included me, but by all the memories your beautiful book managed to evoke"; Sally Stokes "What a magnificent piece of writing";
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About Eric Dymock

Award winning motoring correspondent of The Sunday Times for thirteen years until 1995, author Eric Dymock trained as an engineer in Glasgow, worked in the motor trade, wrote about cars for local newspapers, and joined the road test staff of The Motor in 1962. From 1965 to 1982 he covered grand prix motor racing for The Guardian, and later The Observer.Motoring correspondent of Town (Haymarket) 1966-1968, News of the World 1973-1975, and The Observer 1980-1983, he was motoring editor of Sunday magazine 1982-1985 and Road and Car 1983-1986. He was UK correspondent for Autovisie (Holland) and magazines in Italy and Spain. His books include a biography of Jackie Stewart, The Guinness Guide to Grand Prix Motor Racing, Post-war Sports Cars, The Sprites and Midgets, and definitive histories of BMW, Saab, Rover, and Honda in the UK.Eric Dymock wrote and researched television motoring programmes for BBC2, Thames TV, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 Going Places. He set up Dove Publishing with Ruth Dymock in 1990. He won The Jim Clark Memorial Award in 2004, and was awarded the President's Trophy by The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers in 2014.
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