Me too - but never saw him race sadly. The sight of Tim Davies on huuge amounts of opposite lock at the end of the Craner curves was quite something yesterday though .
April 7th 1968; Jim Clark remembered
Posted 07 April 2014 - 16:41
It doesn't get any easier as the years pass. But as Doug said earlier "I don't have to believe it if I don't want to."
Posted 07 April 2014 - 17:45
I will raise a glass to Jim today, where has the time gone?
To the memories of Jim.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:15
Another April 7th. It's dull and misty here in Somerset this morning. They say the sun will shine later. Maybe it will, but not inside.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:31
Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:42
Today is also the centenary of the birth of the great Billie Holiday. The Telegraph has a picture gallery of her, tied to what they consider her top ten songs. The titles of number 9 and number 5 may give pause for thought. Maybe even number 6 too.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:37
This date always sends a shiver down my neck. Is it really 47 years ago? Still seems like yesterday...
Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:26
Sad sad day indeed :'(
Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:36
This ominous date crept up on me, too. Only in coming to TNF and seeing this thread did it hit me.
It's 06:34 EDT here right now. I believe that's it's six hours to Germany so about 12:30pm their local time. Jimmy would still be with us I would think. How sad to realize that in just a very short time, he'd be lost to us forever.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:09
I re-watched the documentary "Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion" a few evenings ago and was reminded the anniversary was fast approaching
Edited by Dick Dastardly, 07 April 2015 - 11:09.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:51
Posted 07 April 2015 - 12:08
Another year gone by. 47 years seems like yesterday. I remember a cold rainy day in central Ohio, sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast when the news came over the radio.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 14:10
Thanks Vitesse2 for the photos. Love the shot of Clark at speed in the DB4 Zagato. I don't know if he actually won any races with this car, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
Posted 07 April 2015 - 18:12
I remember as a freshman in college (LONG before the internet) walking to the library to study and hearing the news... back then my only F1 information was through Rob Walker's articles in Road and Track. Many years later, realized too late I'd passed near his final resting place when driving from England to Scotland.
Posted 08 April 2015 - 16:07