A visit to Duns and the Jim Clark Trust’s newly refurbished museum is seen by some as a pilgrimage!
..Starting at the Big Red Barn on the A702 East of Biggar, see map button above for details, for a breakfast roll and tea or coffee at a cost of £ 5.50 pp.
….Jim Clark is widely regarded as one of the greatest and naturally gifted motor racing drivers of all time, a national hero for Scotland and international icon of the 1960s.
..James ‘Jim‘ Clark was the son of a farmer from the Scottish Borders, modest and quietly spoken with a warm smile and dry wit. He was much admired for his sportsmanship and as a gentleman alongside his remarkable natural ability as a racing driver and winning partnership with Lotus. He dominated world motor racing like no-one before or since due to his success in all types of motor racing. To many, he remains the greatest racing driver of all time.
..We will make our way through the undulating hills of the borders to Duns where we partake in lunch at the soon to be renamed the Jim Clark café and Bistro, formally Hugo’s Bistro 11.30-12:00 noon. Lunch is, two course at £20 or three course at £30 payable on the day, a menu choice will be sent out on booking.
..They are opening their doors first time on a Sunday, just for the Caledonian Centre. There is plenty of On-street parking on a Sunday in Duns.
…After lunch we will have a 4-minute walk to the newly-opened Jim Clark Museum, available 13.30-16.30, at a negotiated rate per person of £4.00 PP.
..The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum recently went through a major extension and is dedicated to the life and motor racing career of Jim. The historic museum is home to a unique collection of over 100 trophies and memorabilia.
..At the heart of the museum is the trophy collection featuring both Jim Clark’s historic Formula 1 World Championship cups from 1963 and 1965 and the Indianapolis 500 clock trophy from 1965. The displays chart his early career from 1956 and his remarkable success particularly with the Lotus marque through to 1968 in all types of motor racing. The museum also features film footage, the driver’s overalls in which he raced, pictures, photographs, flags, newspaper articles, books, and magazines.
..After you have toured the museum at your leisure the rest of the day is yours and you can make your way home quite easily on the major routes if you wish or meander back over the hills the way you came.
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE MAX SO PLEASE BOOK ASAP.
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