Tag Archives: Jim Clark

Lotus, Jim Clark, Zandvoort

The Magic of Jim Clark

Here is Jim Clark cutting through the difficult Tarzan Corner on the seaside Zandvoort circuit in Holland to win the Dutch Grand Prix on July 18, 1965. This was the last year of the 1.5 liter engine formula. At this point the suspension developments over the past several years, led by the Lotus 25 in 1962, […]

Jackie Stewart, Silverstone, BRM, Honda

Ready, Set – GO!

They don’t let the crowd stand this close to the grid today. Everyone is perched right at the edge of the track, and just on the exit of the 140 mph Woodcote Corner. If two cars had come together leaving the grid… But this was at Silverstone for the start of the British Grand Prix on July 10, […]

Lotus 23, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Snetterton, Autosport 3 Hours

Friends and Competitors

Beginning in the early 1960s there was an important sports and GT race held on the original Snetterton circuit in Norfolk England, home of the famed 500cc driver Jim Russell who had created an early racing school there. This was the Autosport 3 Hours and here before the start on September 28, 1963 we have a famous duo, Jim Clark […]

Bruce McLaren’s Monaco Win

Before practice for the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, Robert Daley wandered across the grid before Race Director Louis Chiron released the cars. This portrait of Bruce McLaren in his factory Climax-powered Cooper 60 shows the famed young New Zealander’s relaxed calmness as he looked over at Daley’s camera. McLaren would do well in this practice […]

Dan Gurney, Eagle-Gurney/Weslake, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgian Grand Prix

Dan Gurney’s Greatest Victory

Arms crossed over for the hard right La Source hairpin on Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, Dan Gurney takes his Eagle-Gurney/Weslake Mk. 1 F1 car to an outstanding victory in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix. Spa-Francorchamps was still at its intimidating height, a 14.1 km super-fast open road circuit with virtually no run-off and surrounded by trees, walls, […]

Nuvolari, Donington, Auto-Union

The Flying Mantuan

The wiry little man at the wheel of this Auto Union Type D Grand Prix car is the famous Italian Tazio Nuvolari. In common with many prewar and early postwar drivers, Nuvolari had started his career with motorcycles, graduating to cars in the 1920s and joining Alfa Corse, the Alfa Romeo factory team in 1932. […]

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 […]