Commemoration Service in tribute to Jim Clark on Sunday, 22 April, marking the 50th anniversary of his death.
Loretto pupils, past and present – particularly those who went to school with Jim Clark – his family, Loretto parents and invited guests will be present at the Service which starts at 10:30 am. This will be followed by a short montage of images, words and music in the theatre. Due to space restrictions, the Service and theatre event is not open to the general public.
The Commemoration Service will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of racing great, Jim Clark.
Double Formula 1 world champion Jim died on April 7, 1968, aged 32, after a crash during a race at Hockenheim, Germany.
A former Loretto School pupil, he was world champion in 1963 and 1965 while also winning the world-famous Indianapolis 500 in the latter year.
He won 25 Formula 1 Grands Prix from 77 starts – 33 from pole position Clark also had wins in the British and European Touring Car Championships, British and European Formula Two Championships and a hat-trick of Tasman Series Cup victories in 1965, 1967 and 1968.
We are thrilled to receive wonderful video tributes to Jim Clark from 1996 Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill, OBE and ‘Flying Scot’ and 1969, 1971 and 1973 Formula One World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE.
The tributes will be played (along with others - watch this space!) during the Commemoration Service in tribute to Jim Clark.
We are also delighted to announce that the first production Lotus Elan 26/001, 997 NUR, which Lotus gave to legendary racing driver, Jim Clark, will be present at the Commemoration Service in tribute to Jim on Sunday, 22 April.
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