The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Anything goes in here.....
User avatar
Dominic
Posts: 14283
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:14 am
Location: Milton Of Campsie
Contact:

The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by Dominic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:48 pm

Just watched this week's Grand Tour. Usual circus act, with the exception of the piece on Jim Clark. It's worth taking a look if you have not already. :thumbsup
http://www.dsaccountancy.com

1999 Lotus Elise Sport 135'99

User avatar
campbell
Posts: 16142
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: West Lothian
Contact:

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by campbell » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Yes.

The Jim Clark piece is one of the best TGT / TG features ever. Brilliant bit of work.

Jim Clark is a hero of James’ too. He loved it.
http://www.rathmhor.com | Coaching, training, consultancy

User avatar
duggiesmith
Posts: 1325
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:35 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by duggiesmith » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:31 am

Great TV. Such a refreshing change to see a serious article on GT.
I'm still a fan of their usual larking about, but it's nice to know they can still do some proper motor journalism.
👍
Duggie

There are 3 types of people in the world. Those that can add up and those that can't.

Aubergine Elise S

User avatar
IanD
Posts: 956
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:58 pm
Location: Larkhall
Contact:

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by IanD » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:25 am

Look forward to it then.
After good feelings from episode 1 and Detroit, a bit of the seriousness without too much of the very annoying silliness and stupidity, Eposide 2 and the bit i’ve seen of 3 are totally about the annoying, contrived and pre-planned stupidness and not a lot more.
Last edited by IanD on Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1993 Porsche 968 ClubSport

User avatar
scott_e
Posts: 1910
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Location: Broughty ferry

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by scott_e » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:31 pm

Great feature on Jim Clark. A lot i didnt know, brings a tear to the eye.

User avatar
C7Steve
Posts: 3719
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Location: Aberdeen

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by C7Steve » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Just watched the feature on Jim Clark. Awesome. :thumbsup


Steve.

ScottJ-PS
Posts: 246
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:03 pm
Location: Bearsden

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by ScottJ-PS » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:48 pm

I'd like to see this but a refuse to pay Amazon a single penny .

User avatar
campbell
Posts: 16142
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: West Lothian
Contact:

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by campbell » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:25 pm

In which case you will need to wait for YouTube. I guess.

You saying you never give Amazon any business. At all?
http://www.rathmhor.com | Coaching, training, consultancy

User avatar
Scotty C
Meat
Posts: 8175
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:11 am
Location: Aberdeen

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by Scotty C » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 am

IanD wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:25 am
Look forward to it then.
After good feelings from episode 1 and Detroit, a bit of the seriousness without too much of the very annoying silliness and stupidity, Eposide 2 and the bit i’ve seen of 3 are totally about the annoying, contrived and pre-planned stupidness and not a lot more.
i stopped watching half way through series 2 because of the f**king around, but i started watching this series and it almost becomes background tv with looking on the net.

Will see what the next episode brings.
"Here for a good time not a long time"

User avatar
campbell
Posts: 16142
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: West Lothian
Contact:

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by campbell » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:27 pm

Freddie will be chuckling along to it soon, I expect.
http://www.rathmhor.com | Coaching, training, consultancy

User avatar
Rag_It
Posts: 4286
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:43 pm
Location: Perth/Fife

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by Rag_It » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:03 pm

Incredibly evocative piece - really really enjoyed it!

User avatar
KennyT
Posts: 188
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:27 pm
Location: Houston / Kirkcaldy

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by KennyT » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:56 pm

Agreed, it was a good watch.

Although I listened to a podcast with Derek Bell recently (Dinner with Racers) and he told the story that the cause of the accident he believed was most likely due to a misfire, not a deflation of the left rear tyre.
Bell was in that race but retired some laps before, he gives a longer explanation and mentions a discussion he had with a Lotus engineer working on Clark's car that weekend who agrees they had been suffering a misfire. He described the likelihood of the left rear giving up where it did as very low as Clark didn't run wide on the exit of the stadium section or turn 1 and there was a long straight before the corner of his accident along which, if the tyre had begun to deflate, it's unlikely Clark would have entered the corner at full racing speed. On a particularly cold day and in low grip conditions, without any external influence it's unlikely the tyre would just deflate.

However, on a long right hander with the power on and in low grip conditions, a sudden loss of throttle from a misfire would shift the weight forward and off the back left causing it to step out, did it step out and spit the car in to the trees?

Disclaimer- I am paraphrasing the story or Derek Bell from a podcast I heard a few weeks ago, the views are not mine.. although it does sound plausible.
Exige-S
'84 911 Carrera 3.2
M4

User avatar
rossybee
Posts: 10603
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:13 pm
Location: Angola
Contact:

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by rossybee » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 am

Ross
---------
Blackpool yeller - loud and uncouth
Cowley moonwalk grey - new and fun
Tychy hearing aid beige - paper bag required
Bratislava red - bland but surprisingly competent

User avatar
ed
Posts: 9416
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 12:33 pm

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by ed » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:00 pm

Really enjoyed this, I had no idea how talented he was. Legend!!
It's not Terrys, its mine! 8)
www.fiddlehillcottage.com - Rural retreat in the Scottish Borders

ScottJ-PS
Posts: 246
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:03 pm
Location: Bearsden

Re: The Grand Tour, Jim Clark

Post by ScottJ-PS » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:19 pm

rossybee wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 am
https://youtu.be/Pg-_htM1f5k

Brilliant :thumbsup
Amazon have cancelled that link, video no longer available due to copyright infringement .

Post Reply