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Black Sheep in the Fast Lane

Black Sheep in the Fast Lane is not another Jim Clark book – there are plenty of those already - it is a book of my personal reminiscences of the past 80-odd years of a life of motor sport, architectural design, sailing and enjoying life. As the person who launched Jim on his motor racing career it does, inevitably, contain much about Jim as a friend and about the teams for which he drove - the Border Reivers and Team Lotus - and about experiences of earlier motor sport from the time that our paths first crossed, with a few comments about today's commercialised motor racing.

"The flag dropped – and it was Jim who was first off, hotly pursued by Colin. They went round Paddock Bend side by side – something I just had not believed possible. Up Pilgrims Rise to Druids Corner, round it and down through Bottom Bend, along behind the Pits into Clearways and back over the line the two cars were glued together but still Jim with a nose ahead and so it remained on the second lap.  Jim was beginning to draw a few feet ahead over the succeeding laps. The crowd were on their feet cheering madly and I had my fingers locked together... "

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