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Echoes of the Sixties original painting for sale oil on canvas, 24” x 30” contact for more information and price

Automotive art - Jim Clark, Lotus 49

Jim Clark, Lotus 49, 1967 Italian Grand Prix, Monza
Jim Clark Italian Grand Prix painting
The 1967 Italian Grand Prix was an all-time classic and possibly the high point of 60’s Formula 1 motor racing, with the painting depicting the early slip-streaming laps.  Most of the leading drivers of the era are here; Jim Clark (Lotus 49) ahead of Dan Gurney’s beautiful Eagle Weslake, Jack Brabham in his eponymous BT24, Graham Hill (Lotus 49), Jackie Stewart in the fearsome, over complicated BRM H-16, Chris Amon (Ferrari 312), Bruce McLaren in his own M5A, Denny Hulme (Brabham BT24) and John Surtees in the Honda RA300. Most were to retire with engine problems on this ultra high speed circuit, leaving Clark, Brabham and Surtees to battle to the end.  Clark had pitted on lap 12 with a puncture and lost a whole lap, but a combination of his brilliant driving and the power of the Ford-Cosworth powered Lotus brought him back into the lead on lap 61 of 68.  The drama concluded on the final lap when Clark ran low on fuel and Brabham out-braked himself on the final corner to allow Surtees to take the win by 0.2 seconds with Clark in third. This was to be Jim Clark’s last appearance in a European Grand Prix before his tragic death on 7th April 1968.  It was John Surtees’ sixth and final GP win and the Honda RA300 has the unique record of being the only F1 car to take it’s single victory in it’s first race and on the only lap it would ever lead.

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Automotive art - Jim Clark, Lotus 49

Echoes of the Sixties original painting for sale oil on canvas, 24” x 30” contact for more information and price
stuart booth     art-in-motion fine art:  automotive - marine - rail
All images, artwork and text copyright © Stuart Booth all rights reserved
website design Stuart Booth

Automotive art - Jim Clark, Lotus 49

Echoes of the Sixties original painting for sale oil on canvas, 24” x 30” contact for more information and price
All images, artwork and text copyright © Stuart Booth all rights reserved