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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



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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