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F1 IN AMERICA: The story of the US racer who was the only driver feared by the legendary Jim Clark

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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Dan Gurney, Eagle-Weslake T1G, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Silverstone, 15 July 1967. (Photo by

When the great and good of world motorsport gathered on a sad day in April 1968 to lay Jim Clark to rest in Chirnside’s graveyard in his native Scotland, his father spoke quietly and privately to a tall, handsome American racer.

“You were the one driver that my son feared,” he told him gently. At that time no accolade could have been of greater impact nor more emotionally challenging.

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