Jim Clark in 1956

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1965 Ford driving champ Jim ClarkJim Clark, fresh from his victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. The race proved something of a record breaker for the popular Scotsman. Leading the race for 190 of the 200 laps, Clark was the first non-American for 49 years and the first ever Briton to win the famous race. His Ford V8 powered Lotus 38 was the first rear-engined car to take chequered flag. And having won the Formula One championship earlier in the year Clark was the only driver to ever take both titles in the same year. Alongside Clark is Lotus supremo Colin Chapman aboard the Ford 999, a 1902 race car, used by Henry Ford to break speed records and generate publicity when motor racing was just a fledgling sport. At the back is the iconic GT40, an automobile legend that gave Ford its famous 1-2-3 Le Mans victory the following year. Today, Jim Clark is recognised as one of motor racing's greatest drivers and in Scotland he is remembered by a statue in his home town and an annual award sponsored by Ford Motor Company Limited.Tags:,