Jim Clark Exhibition: Remembering Japan’s Temple of Speed by Joe Honda

Jim Clark Exhibition: Remembering Japan’s Temple of Speed by Joe Honda

The photography of Joe Honda (Nobuyuki Jozuka), Asia’s ‘father’ of motorsport photography, brings to life the behind the scenes at the inaugural Indy 200 exhibition race at the Fuji Speedway International circuit in October 1966.  Joe Honda had always been fascinated by speed and the Indy style race was an opportunity to get close to the reality of motor racing. We go from behind the scenes at a race briefing, visiting the pits with mechanics working on the cars, shots from the race to its conclusion capturing Jackie Stewart with the winners trophy.

Although he did not take part in the end Jim Clark dominates the event in Joe Honda’s lens. Jim Clark and Lotus were the reigning Formula One world champions. Jim is seen talking with fellow drivers and mechanics, and also his team owner and friend Colin Chapman. It also inspired Joe Honda to move to Europe in 1967 where he started a lifetime covering motorsport across the world, the first photographer from Asia to do so. Emiko Jozuka, Joe’s daughter said “I’m genuinely grateful to the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum for the opportunity to share these historical and rare images with a broader public.”

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When & where

Date: Mar 01 - Nov 30

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

Pricing details:

Included with admission to museum