Scottish Borders Road Trip Tip: Jim Clark Museum opens!
In April 2018 Bends and Curves prepared a road trip for Lotus drivers to the Scottish Borders. The commemoration of Jim Clark, for passing away on 7 April 1968, was attended by large numbers of Jim Clark and Lotus fans, among whom at least 9 fans from The Netherlands. The memorial was also used to close down the Jim Clark Room, for building an extension and for a grand renovation. The Room was going to be turned into a Motorsport Museum.
Today, 31 May 2019, Live Borders and The Jim Clark Trust have announced that the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, Scotland, will open to the public on Thursday 11 July 2019. The announcement was made today because of celebrating the anniversary of Jim Clark’s famous win at the Indianapolis 500 in 1965, the same year he went on to win his second F1 World Championship.
The new £1.65 million museum has taken over 5 years of planning and is a partnership between The Jim Clark Trust, Live Borders and Scottish Borders Council with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland, National Museums Scotland, The Fallago Environment Fund Tweed Forum and thousands of public donations.
The opening of the Museum is worth visiting for sure. And why not turn up in your Lotus or other sportscar to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Scottish Borders?