Anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic Indy 500 win marked with announcement on opening of new museum
This project has been almost five years in the planning and in just six weeks there will be a fantastic new museum open to the public
Marking the 54th anniversary of Jim Clark’s historic win at the Indianapolis 500 this week, Scottish Borders Council, charity Live Borders and The Jim Clark Trust are delighted to be able to announce that the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns will open to the public on Thursday 11 July.
On 31 May 1965, Jim Clark won the Indianapolis 500, becoming the first driver to do the double of winning the famous American race and also the Formula One World Championship. He went on to win a second World Championship in 1965, and remains the only driver to win both in the same year.
The £1.6m museum project is being taken forward by the Council in partnership with Live Borders, The Jim Clark Trust and the Jim Clark Memorial Room Trust. Funding has come from the Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and The Jim Clark Trust, the latter including a grant from the Fallago Environment Fund and individual donations from around the world.
The new museum will provide an expanded and dynamic exhibition space showcasing memorabilia and the trophy collection, two of Jim Clark’s race cars, new image galleries, film footage, interactive displays, technology and education zones.
Please see the Jim Clark Trust website for more information http://jimclarktrust.com/the-new-museum/