Bridge event will honour Jim Clark

A special Forth Road Bridge crossing on Thursday, August 21, will mark the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark winning the British Touring Car Championship.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th August 2014, 6:50 am
Jim Clark
Jim Clark

Knockhill Racing Circuit will host the Homecoming Scotland-backed Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting at Knockhill Racing Circuit, on August 23/24, but on Thursday there will be a special Jim Clark 50th Anniversary Forth Road Bridge Parade from 9.30am onwards. This free to attend event will see a parade of six of Jim Clark’s cars and four modern day BTCC cars cross the Bridge at 11am.

From 9.30am, the Jim Clark cars will be on show in the South car park together with the actual race cars of Gordon Shedden (Honda), Glynn Geddie (Toyota), Aiden Moffat (Chevrolet) and Dave Newsham (Ford) which will all be part of the parade at 11am.

There will be two of Jim Clark’s single seaters, two Lotus Cortinas and two other early Jim Clark cars, all of which will then go to Knockhill and be paraded on both Saturday and Sunday of the BTCC meeting during the lunch breaks. Knockhill is working closely with the Jim Clark Trust to make this happen as the circuit is donating 20% of all sales (using the code JIMCLARK50 via advance online bookings) to the development of the Jim Clark Room in Duns.

In a special commemoration, the crossing has been recognised as the first event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge itself, one of 11 special events over the subsequent month, culminating in a massive firework display on Saturday, September 18.