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Forth Road Bridge hosts tribute to motor racing great Jim Clark

Jim Clark's F1 Lotus crossing the bridge.
Jim Clark's F1 Lotus crossing the bridge.

A special Forth Road Bridge crossing took place this morning to mark the 50th anniversary of Fife-born Jim Clark winning the British Touring Car Championship.

Knockhill Racing Circuit will host the Homecoming Scotland-backed Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting this weekend.

Today saw a parade of six of Jim Clark’s cars and four modern-day BTCC cars cross the bridge.

Ahead of the parade, the Jim Clark cars were put 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).

The parade included 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.

In a special commemoration, the crossing was also 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.Click here for a full photo gallery

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