09.17.17

Jim Clark's 1965 Lotus Ford at Indy

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I recently visited The Henry Ford (https://www.thehenryford.org) in Dearborn, Michigan. After perusing the fantastic House Industries "A Type of Learning" exhibit with Andy Cruz, Chief Curator, Marc Greuther proceeded to tour the rest of the Museum with us (Thanks Andy! Thanks Marc!). Amongst the amazing objects I saw was Jimmy Clark's 1965 Lotus Ford, which was victorious upon it's Indy 500 debut. Aside from being the harbinger of rear-engine cars to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I didn't know too much more about the history and legend of both the car and Jim Clark.

Above is a good piece from Road and Track and Dario Franchitti, who shares his experiences of the mythical car at the Brickyard.

Video courtesy of Road&TrackĀ©2010