BLACK SHEEP
in the fast lane

By IAN SCOTT-WATSON

Available in elegant hardback and Kindle™ eBook format.

He seemed born to drive. He could make any machine perform at its limit; he dominated race returns for a decade. Through it all, Jim Clark never lost the honesty and integrity of his roots as a Scottish border farmer.

Out of print for twenty years, the 2017 edition of  Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion is newly revised and expanded and completely redesigned in colour throughout. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968).

Eric Dymock knew Clark personally, and this detailed, nuanced portrait throws light on the tense mood of Formula 1 in the hazardous 1960s when Clark narrowly missed four consecutive world titles. Misfortune in the closing laps of the final race of the season twice denied him a unique quartet. Some of his other records remain secure however. Clark’s eight “grand slams” (pole position, leading every lap, fastest lap and winning a Grand Prix – his closest rivals Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher managed only five) is unlikely to be matched.
 


Praise for Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion

 
This is the sort of book you will not lay down until you have read it cover to cover; it is the definitive book on Jim Clark; it is a must for the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in motor sport. It is a book which stands as a remarkable tribute not only to Jim but to its author.
— Ian Scott Watson, Scottish Field
 
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Eric Dymock has produced a book rich with anecdotal reminiscences from those who raced with Jim Clark. Dymock has clearly done his research and brings riveting details of the life, background, psychology and raw talent of the man alive.
— Book of the Month, Classic Cars
Eric Dymock’s celebration of Jim Clark a totally inspired publication. The combination of handsome layout, elegant prose and personal insight into the the life of Scottish racing legend great value.
— Book of the Year, The Automobile
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Great though (Jim Clark) was I thought I’d reached the stage when I’d read so many words about him as my lifetime would stand. Not so. Dymock’s book is compelling, not least because its story is told with clear affection that stops short of the fawning adulation with which so many seem obliged to equip themselves before penning a word about dead racing drivers. An engrossing read.
— Andrew Frankel, Motor Sport
 
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