Black Sheep in The Fast Lane by Ian Scott-Watson
Back by popular demand.
The fascinating Memoirs of the man who launched Jim Clark on his way to becoming double Formula 1 World Champion 1963 & 1965 and Indianapolis 500 Winner 1965.
First published in 2016 and sold out. Now republished by the Trust on behalf of the author, a Patron of the Trust.
Ian Scott-Watson is widely recognised as the person responsible for mentoring and launching Jim Clark’s motor racing career. They grew up together as fellow farmers and great friends with Ian introducing Jim to motor racing clubs and sports cars including the DKW Sonderklasse, Porsche 356, Lotus Elite, Lotus Elan and D-Type Jaguar.
Now, aged 90, Ian reminices and reflects on those early years, his passion for motorsport, a successful career in architectural design, sailing and enjoying life.
This book is a must for anyone who really wants to learn more about remarkable story of Jim Clark.
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Robert K –
An interesting, informative and enjoyable book which takes the reader back to the time when motor racing at the highest level was so much more accessible for both the general public and the aspiring racer than today. Mr. Scott-Watson was at the heart of Jim Clark’s career from the very beginning and his memories of Jim and his contemporaries paint a wonderful picture of a time before motor racing became just another investment for generation of profit. Mr. Scott-Watson’s memories of his career as an architect with planning difficulties, clients who want much more than they can afford and don’t pay their bills are also entertaining and show that the building industry has not changed at all.
Liam Howel –
Thank you for the kind words Robert. I have passed the message on to Ian. Glad you enjoyed the book. Regards, Liam