Mu­seum needs you

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK - jim­clark­

A pro­posed new mu­seum cel­e­brat­ing rac­ing driver Jim Clark has been given the green light – but it needs your help.

Scottish Bor­ders Coun­cil and the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund have com­mit­ted fund­ing to the ma­jor project. How­ever, £300,000 is needed to de­liver the build phase and Sir Jackie Ste­wart, a pa­tron of the Jim Clark Trust, has asked mo­tor sport en­thu­si­asts to back the £300,000 crowd­fund­ing cam­paign. So far more than £39,000 has been raised by mo­tor sport fans for the new mu­seum.

He says: ‘Jim Clark was not only the best rac­ing driver I ever raced against. He was also a great friend and a won­der­ful am­bas­sador for mo­tor sport. It is only right that we hon­our his suc­cess and achieve­ments. I’m de­lighted the project has reached this cru­cial stage with the sup­port of the Trust. The foun­da­tions of this project are her­itage, ed­u­ca­tion and in­spi­ra­tion bought to life through the story of Jimmy’s in­cred­i­ble ca­reer. So I hope en­thu­si­asts will join me in wish­ing the fundrais­ing cam­paign ev­ery suc­cess.’

It’s hoped the de­vel­op­ment could be com­pleted by 2018 – the 50th an­niver­sary of Clark’s death at Hock­en­heim.

an artist’s im­pres­sion of the Jim clark mu­seum.

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