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Chuck_Older
05-11-2005, 09:10 AM
http://forum.rscnet.org/showthread.php?s=7f95547bc2cb361ad54f9787429d8453&t=205830

happened across this today

R_Mutt
05-11-2005, 06:25 PM
I'm a little shocked.

The sculpture is very nice, but unless I'm mistaken the artist has forgone sculpting the eyes?!?!

As an artist/art historian I just find it incredibly cold and hollow due to that fact. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

irR4tiOn4L
05-11-2005, 08:03 PM
I often wonder what would have happened if he had not died in 68. One of the greatest drivers in history to be sure, but just what led to his unfortunate crash?

PC777.au
05-11-2005, 08:19 PM
Chuck this great man is the reason I have owned so many Mk1 Cortiana's in my time and why I still own a Lotus 7, one of the truly great gentleman racers

Regards

PC

goshikisen
05-11-2005, 08:59 PM
That's odd... I looked at it and thought "Jean Luc Picard with Hair". It's certainly good but it doesn't have the warmth (for lack of a better word) of Jim Clark.

Chuck... your sig photo encapsulates Clark quite nicely. A trophy in hand and a smile on his face. That's Jim Clark.

wayno7777
05-11-2005, 09:14 PM
I was a little young then, but I remember Jim Clark. Built a model of the Lotus. Not sure ,but I think he's the reason green is my favorite color.

p1ngu666
05-11-2005, 09:28 PM
thought they was kinda scary http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
well done, but scary http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

think clark had a flat rear tyre that pitched him into a spin at a wet hockinhime track and he hit a tree, hard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

was "only" a f2 race also

Chuck_Older
05-12-2005, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
thought they was kinda scary http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
well done, but scary http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

think clark had a flat rear tyre that pitched him into a spin at a wet hockinhime track and he hit a tree, hard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

was "only" a f2 race also

I've heard the tire theory and I've heard that a bird may have hit him in the face as a theory. I don't think that by now if nobody figured it out, anyone ever will.

This is a fine website dedicated to Clark run by a nice Australian gentleman:
http://www2.eis.net.au/~bramwell/jim.htm
In the Picture Gallery is a photo of the remains of his F2 car after the crash. Many happier photos as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

irR4tiOn4L
05-13-2005, 07:54 AM
this reminds me of a pearl of wisdom, albeit relating to aircraft - as they say, "there are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots"

Chuck_Older
05-13-2005, 06:11 PM
True.

But in Clark's day, if you didn't drive the car hard and fast, it wouldn't turn. The brake was, in all honesty, not used to slow the car down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Damon Hill once said to Phil Hill (no relation, but Damon is the son of Clark's team mate Graham Hill, killed in an airplane accident) after driving an old F1 car

"these cars won't turn. I can't understand how you guys did it back then" Guys like Phil Hill, and Damon's Dad, guys like Clark, they did it by sheer confidence and guts

Oh, by the way...Grand Prix Legends is going to enjoy another evolutionary process soon-

1955 and 1937 mods
wet tracks (with rain)
1965 mod is out
1955 mod is in development


Yee-HAW!!

wayno7777
05-13-2005, 09:58 PM
Thx for the link, C_O http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif