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klemcoll. Jim Clark, Lotus, Charade

An Afternoon at Charade

In central France near the industrial town of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region was a circuit called Charade, to many a somewhat miniature French equivalent of the famous Nürburgring in Germany. Using mostly public roads, the circuit was just over eight kilometers long and ran up and down the steep mountain inclines in the area. […]

Salute to Victory

In this dynamic image Jim Clark crosses the finish line receiving the checker from a somewhat acrobatic marshall and gets a joyous salute from Lotus owner and team manager Colin Chapman. This was at the 1965 French Grand Prix which took place on June 27th over 40 laps of the Charade circuit near Clermont-Ferrand, the home […]