The Jim Clark Room is a museum in Duns which is dedicated to the motor racing double world champion Jim Clark. **Due to refurbishment in 2018 - opening on the 26th March, closing on 31st May**
Opened by Jackie Stewart and dedicated to Berwickshire man, Jim Clark (1936 - 1968), the Jim Clark Room provides a comprehensive account of Clark's motor racing career from district club competition to world championship Formula One.
It provides a full and compelling account of Clark, who became a household name for motor racing fans in the 1960s, and won the Formula One world championships in 1963 and 1965. He drove for Lotus between 1960 - 1968 and was known for his quiet assuming ways and very fast and smooth driving on the track.
With the designs of Colin Chapman, Clark revolutionised the Indianapolis 500, becoming the first winner with a 'funny' rear-engined car in 1965.
It was said by his mechanics and rivals that if Jim Clark could not win in a car then no one could.
The museum display includes trophies, awards, photographs, model cars and racing memorabilia and is a must for all fans of F1.