Museum honouring motorsport legend Jim Clark opens in Duns

A museum honouring the Borders Formula One driver Jim Clark has officially opened.

A sum of £1.6m has been spent completing the exhibitions which celebrate the life of one of the world's most famous racing drivers.

After the ribbon was cut visitors were welcomed by a collection of Clark's race cars - a 1963 Lotus 25 F1 car and a 1964 Ford Cortina Lotus.

Jim Clark driving his Ford Lotus Cortina - one of the cars featured in the museum. Credit: PA

Another room in the museum contains film footage and more than one hundred trophies, replacing a memorial room which was previously open.

Described as a racing legend, Clark grew up in the Scottish Borders where the museum is now based.

He was world champion in 1963 and 1965, just two years before he was killed at 32 in a crash at Hockenheim in 1968.

Clark’s tally of 25 victories was a record at the time and has only been beaten by a handful of other drivers since then.

The project has been delivered by Scottish Borders Council in partnership with charity Live Borders, The Jim Clark Trust and the Jim Clark Memorial Room Trust.

The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum is open everyday, a part from Wednesday, and entry costs £5 per adult and £3 per child aged 5-16.

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