Visit the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum and see two of the world’s greatest and most famous Jim Clark race cars. The museum features a twin-cam Lotus Cortina in which Jim Clark won every race in his class of the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship, precursor to today’s BTCC and now owned by fellow Scot, three-time Indy 500 winner and four-time Indycar champion Dario Franchitti. Alongside the Lotus Cortina, the museum exhibits one of the most iconic Formula 1 race cars of all time, a Lotus Type 25 chassis R6, powered by a 1.5 litre Coventry Climax V8, which Jim Clark drove in 10 Grand Prix’s in 1963, 1964 and 1965, including victories in the Dutch, Belgian, British and France races. The Lotus 25 is on loan from the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Jim Clark race cars are incredibly rare and sought after by museums and private collectors all over the world. We are extremely grateful to Dario Franchitti and the Tinguely Museum for the loan of these cars.
Visitors are welcome to get up close and see these amazing race cars, beautifully restored and exhibited under a vaulted ceiling with a sound track to echo a 1960’s race garage. Did you know… Jim Clark is most closely associated with Lotus, but during his early career he also completed in Porsche, Jaguar and Aston Martin race cars, you can find out more in our exhibition, film and Trophy Collection areas.