Suitable for Retro Racers: Jim Clark Race Suits
The Formula One Grand Chelem, or Grand Slam, has only been achieved 51 times in the history of the sport. Just 22 drivers have done it. To achieve it, a driver must set the pole time, lead every single lap of a Grand Prix, win the race and set the fastest lap of the race.
I only discovered this unusual concept a week ago when Sebastian Vettel pulled it off in India. Alonso managed it in 2010, but there was a fifteen year gap between him and Damon Hill, who did it in 1995, another twelve between Hill and Gerhard Berger’s Australian Grand Prix in ’87 and eight more to Gilles Villeneuve in 1979.
Jim Clark, however, is very familiar with the Grand Chelem. He achieved it eight times, more than any other driver in the sport by a considerable margin.
So let’s start with the basics. If you want to start collecting Grand Chelems, you’re going to need some racing overalls. So why not a pair of Jim’s?
Collector Studio has a selection of suits worn by the man himself available for sale, including two from his championship winning season in 1963 and one from 1964.
Hit this link for the full details over at Collector Studio’s website.
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