Hockenheim Historic ‘in memory of Jim Clark’

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Jim Clark still lives on in the memories of his many fans.

In commemoration of the tragic death of Jim Clark, one of the all time greats in F1 history, the Hockenheim Historic ‘in memory of Jim Clark’ will be organized in the weekend of 16-18 April 2010.

This year it will be 42 years ago that the legendary Jim Clark was killed in a F2 race at Hockenheim in his Lotus Cosworth FVA. Until today the cause of the accident has never been reveiled.

Jim Clark lived on in the memories of his many fans and it was former Lotus bookkeeper Warren King, who took the initiative to build a second monument, around the first one, which had been erected already ages ago.

He found a lot of support for this project, which was being unveiled in 2008 by the Major of Hockenheim, Mr Werner Zimmerman. It was the young Werner, who was inspecting tickets at the Hockenheim gates on 7 April 1968, that fateful day. In his speech, Mr Zimmerman said: ‘It is important never to forget such great driver, who did so much for the sport.’

Also present were Kurt Ahrens and Hubert Hahne. Arens spending the last evening with Clark at the German ZDF TV station. On behalf of Jim Clark’s sisters, members of Classic Team  Lotus laid flowers at the place which took one of the world’s greatest drivers of that era.

The Hockenheim Historic ‘in memory of Jim Clark’ was first organized in 2005  and started life as the ‘Jim Clark Revival Meeting’. Organizer at that time was Mr Ronny Bredhauer. He launched the event and turned it into a classic from day one. Meanwhile it has developed into an event for motorsports and diehard car fans. Around 50,000 fans are expected to visit this year’s edition.

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