Jim Clark Trust plans move up a gear

The Jim Clark Trust has announced that £53,000 was raised by donations from visitors to this summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed visitors.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 30 November, 2018, 12:30
Jackie Stewart drives past the Jim Clark Room in Duns.

The official charity of the Festival, the proceeds will help to celebrate the memory of one of the most successful and admired motor racing legends of all time, with plans for a new Jim Clark Museum.

The Trust would like to thank the generosity of all those who donated over the course of the event, and in particular, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon for inviting the Trust to be the chosen charity for this year’s event.

This year’s Festival of Speed included a competition to win the 100,000th Lotus ever made to raise funds for the charity ­– a Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport inspired by Jim’s famous 1960’s Elan and created by Lotus Exclusive. The winner will be announced at the opening of the new Jim Clark Museum next summer.

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The new, expanded Jim Clark Museum is being built to preserve the memory and display some of the incredible cars in which Jim raced.

The new £1.6m museum is funded by a partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Borders Council and The Jim Clark Trust. The building works began in June 2018 and the new museum is expected to open in summer 2019.

The Jim Clark Trust is committed to £300,000 funding towards the project which will have space for two race cars on display in the future.