Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

Jim Clark’s Lotus 38, Lotus Cortina and D-Type Jaguar TKF9 now on display.

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum Re-opens for the 2024 season

The award-winning Jim Clark Motorsport Museum reopens on 1 March for its sixth season.

Jim Clark was one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, dominating world motorsport in the 1960s.  The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, operated by the local charity Live Borders, celebrates Clark’s life and career in both motorsport and farming through a fascinating interactive experience.

The museum offers impressive attractions, including the Jim Clark Story, cinema area and trophy room. New for this season is a photographic exhibition ‘Remembering Japan’s Temple of Speed’ by photographer Joe Honda, which tells the story of the Indy 200 exhibition race at the Fuji Speedway International 1966 in which Jim Clark and other international drivers raced in Asia for the first time.

Assistant Curator at Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, Andrew Tulloch said:

“We are very excited to open with Joe Honda’s exhibition, and Jim Clark’s Lotus 38 on loan from its owner Nick Fennel.  One of Jim’s most iconic cars, he raced revamped Lotus 38 Indy cars in the Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and 1967.

“His Lotus 38 joins two more cars, the Lotus Cortina and Jim’s D-Type Jaguar TKF9, which was the first proper racing car Jim drove, and also the first car he used in continental competition. “

During the year the museum will be hosting a full program of family events kicking off for the Easter school holidays with a ‘Spot Sweep the Dog’ children’s treasure hunt. There will also be ‘Crafty Clark’ maker sessions and ‘Spirit of Speed’ kids activity sessions.

Learning and Engagement Officer, Kenny Mclean said:

“We are planning a full range of fun activities for the season and our family ticket is great value for a day out.  Our free ‘Lap of the Museum’ children’s trail is ready, as well as lots of hands-on interactives.

“It is an exciting year ahead and the team is looking forward to welcoming visitors back. We are committed to sharing the inspiring story of Jim Clark’s record-breaking career and hope that visitors will enjoy our offer for 2024.”