I've grown up with stories from my Father about how great Jim Clark was, both as a driver and as person. He was my Father's hero when he was younger so I bought this for him for Father's Day and it's a really nicely put together piece showing just what a talent this guy was.
The words "Great" and "Genius" are thrown about a little too easily by motor racing pundits these days. To me, Schumacher is a really good F1 Champion, but at a time when he was at the head of a rather poor field. Senna is also lauded for his abilities but he was as dangerous a competitor as you could hope to race against. Sadly, Hamilton seems a little too keen to follow in his idol's footsteps in that regard.
Jim Clark raced at a time when it seemed every driver was a great and possessed serious levels of skill. He raced against the likes of Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, John Surtees, Jack Brabham...to name but a few. All of whom had fantastic talent and ability...plus they were all World Champions.
As Jackie Stewart said "He was so smooth, he was so clean, he drove with such finesse. He never bullied a racing car, he sort of caressed it into doing the things he wanted it to do."
Not only did he race in F1, but in all sorts of classes - F2, Indy 500 - which he won, NASCAR, sports cars and touring cars.
Sadly it was an F2 race which cost him his life, an all too brief life celebrated here in this DVD.
A must for racing fans, a must for Jim Clark fans, this guy was probably the best driver ever.