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Neat peice of history at the car show
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James "Jim" (or "Jimmy Clark, Jr OBE (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965...This is the one of the last race cars he drove before his death in 1968..Jimmy's car went off the track at over 150 mph..Clark's great friend and rival Jackie Stewart remembering a string of races in which he finished second to Clark, says: "We became known as Batman and Robin. And there was no doubt who was Batman and who was Robin." Jimmy was a demi-God," says Jean-Pierre Beltoise. "He was the best driver among us at that time."

Was cool to see such a peice of racing history at our local show...R.I.P Jimmy


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That's really cool. Off the track at 150...woah.

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Love old race cars. They show us a lot of advances in design in a very condensed timeline. Love those pipes too. Thanks for yet more cool pics Smile

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What engine is that?
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My guess is its a cosworth. There was some awesome engine layouts then 1.5L V16s H 16s etc was some very cool stuff around. Check this out for a cool engine sound
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fZMPDCNyQxE

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caspianwendell;185169 Wrote:What engine is that?

Old ford cosworth f1 engine.

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Indy car driver Jimmy Clark in action during the 1967 Rex Mays 300 at Riverside Raceway.

Luke;185165 Wrote:Love old race cars. They show us a lot of advances in design in a very condensed timeline. Love those pipes too. Thanks for yet more cool pics Smile

They sure do..They really drove fast insane death traps that is for sure..Testing the boundries of design at the time..and happy to shareSmile


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Glad you do share, I have seen some very interesting things in your posts.

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Growing up in Indy in 60s I was a big fan of Jimmy Clark. He won the 500 in 1965 and nearly did in 1966. He was second in 1963 which was his rookie year. It was devastating when he died. Many drivers of that era perished in crashes. I am quite sure the engine in the pictures is the Ford Indy V8. I have seen many of these engines.
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72 R Code;185181 Wrote:Growing up in Indy in 60s I was a big fan of Jimmy Clark. He won the 500 in 1965 and nearly did in 1966. He was second in 1963 which was his rookie year. It was devastating when he died. Many drivers of that era perished in crashes. I am quite sure the engine in the pictures is the Ford Indy V8. I have seen many of these engines.

They sure did!! We lost alot of great racers at this time..On land and sea..I was more than honored to be able to take pics and even touch a peice of history like that.
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Cool PIC...what an amazing looking GOOooooo CART!!! just to drive it once!


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