Ben Smith Museum opens in honour of motorsport hero Jim Clark

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The Scottish driver was crowned world champion twice in the 1960s

A new museum has opened in the Borders to celebrate the achievements of double Formula One world champion Jim Clark.

The facility in Duns cost £1.6m to complete and contains a number of his race cars, film footage, interactive displays and a simulator.

The Jim Clark Trust (JCT) said the museum told the famous driver’s story “in and out of racing cars”.

Clark was world champion in 1963 and 1965 before his death in a crash at Hockenheim aged just 32 in 1968.

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Visitors turned out in large numbers for the opening day

He was born in Kilmany in Fife but grew up in the Scottish Borders.

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