50 years ago this month, we lost one of the greatest race-car drivers of all time, Jim Clark (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968). The Scot was competing in a Formula 2 race at the Hockenhiem when his Cosworth powered Lotus 48 left the road at 140 miles per hour, fatally colliding with a tree. He was 32 years old.
We here at l’art et l’automobile remember all the great heroes of the Track, in particular when we lose them, like we did this great champion. Jim Clark will live on in our hearts and minds.
In that vein of remembrance, we have gathered several Jim Clark artifacts as well as Formula 1 and 2 memorabilia into one place, and present them to you. Feel free to Peruse the collection here and take a piece of history home with you.
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Inspired by the Art Deco and Italian Futurism movement, the paintings of Canadian artist Alain Lévesque are recognized by car enthusiasts throughout the world. We are proud to feature Alain Lévesque's artwork in our gallery, so click the button below to read about our collection of his artwork which we discussed in detail.
The Holiday Season is in full swing, so we wanted to share a little Historical Holiday Cheer from all of us at l'art et l'automobile. Though it may seem like the tradition of spraying champagne after a race is as old as motor sport itself, the story has more intricate roots. It all began in 1967, when Dan Gurney started the tradition that has graced and stained countless podiums began.