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Adequate introduction but lacks depth,
This review is from: Jim Clark: Grand Prix Legend (Hardcover)
As a lifelong fan, it is always nice to see Jim Clark remembered with a new book, but is it any good? Well, it works reasonably well as a conventional overview of the great man's career at the highest level, and is well presented with many photos, some in colour. However, Tulloch provides little insight to Clark's personality and there is barely a glimpse at his private life. Similarly, his racing exploits outside the world championship are all but ignored: his 1965 Indy 500 triumph is allocated just 3 paragraphs, while his beloved Lotus Cortina or Tasman forays get even shorter shrift. A period expert will also notice unfortunate errors, big and small, and we are left with an uncomfortable feeling that a professional motor sport historian would have produced a more satisfactory result.
That said, it is not at all a bad book for someone looking for an introduction to the subject or as a memento of a visit to the Jim Clark Museum in Duns, where Andrew Tulloch is (was?) curator. Readers already familiar with Clark's career will learn nothing new, but I like to dip into it for the pictures more than anything.