New Jim Clark Motorsport Museum prepares to welcome its 10,000th visitor


07 October 2019
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The team at the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum are preparing to welcome their 10,000th visitor through the door, since opening to the public on 11 July 2019.
The museum, operated by charity Live Borders, celebrates the life and inspiring racing career of Jim Clark with an interactive experience. As Scotland’s first, and double, Formula One World Champion, as well as Indy 500 winner, Jim Clark is one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.
 
The story of a champion
 
Jim Clark won the Formula One championship in 1963, becoming the then youngest ever World Champion. He followed it up with victory again in 1965 and in the same year won the prestigious Indianapolis 500 in America. He remains the only driver to have won both the Formula One and Indy 500 titles in the same year.
 
Clark tragically died at Hockenheim in Germany at the age of just 32. He was much admired for his modesty and humility alongside his remarkable natural ability in all forms of motor racing. He is still considered one of the greatest ever racing drivers and remains to this day one of Scotland’s most admired sporting heroes.
 

A warm welcome

Andrew Tulloch, Curator for the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, said: “The response we have had to the museum has been outstanding. Jim Clark fans and novices alike have enjoyed our interactive experience, with our visitor feedback highlighting the trophy room, cars and videos as their favourite parts of the experience.
 
“Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit the museum – we have welcomed visitors locally, from the rest of the Borders, the rest of Scotland and the wider UK – and even international visitors. We can’t wait to greet our 10,000th visitor with some special Jim Clark goodies from the gift shop.”
 
Visit the museum
 
Adult admission to the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum costs £5, with visitors able to return as often as they like for free for the following 12 months. There is a small additional cost for the simulator. For more information, visit the museum website.
 
Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3AU
 

Image copyright Tony Marsh/Live Borders