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#1 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:13 AM

I came home from school and looked at the newspaper and at the very top above the front page headlines of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner a small section just said, "Race Champ Jim Clark Killed"...

  

I remember it like it was yesterday.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:53 AM

very sad remembering his passing. it was a time where death among drivers

 

whatever the genre was all too commonplace. drivers today owe such a debt

 

to those who paid the ultimate price. safety today, while not a 100 percent

 

guaranty for survival in an accident could not have even been dreamed of

 

in decades past. I think about how mark Donahue and more recently how

 

dan wheldon passed, not only safety for the drivers in the car has been improved

 

but safety around the track itself.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

You're right Bryan; doesn't seem that long ago. Sad day indeed.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

My Senior year of High School I worked in an Auto Parts store/ Speed Shop and in May they had an Indy 500 pool.

My pick was Swede Savage. :cray:


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:46 PM

Great article:
Jim Clark's mechanic Sims recalls the Scot's final race
 
 
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 03:41 PM

http://www.itv.com/n...rder-life-2018/

 

A 2 part tribute to Jim Clark - about 40 min. total - well worth the time

 

​It bring to mind my brief vs Chapman.  My feeling is that his minimalist (and perhaps poorly trained) approach to design was responsible for Clark's death and Mosses career ending accident

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

very sad day....


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