Cover features Jim Clark in the Border Reivers team Aston Martin
Thanks to Brian Caldersmith for passing on the news that Ian Scott-Watson’s new book ‘Black Sheep in the Fast Lane’ has finally been published.
Ian Scott-Watson is known for setting Jim Clark on the path that led to his legendary career in motorsport. Jim features prominently in the book, which provides insights into his friendship, early motorsport career and time with the Border Reivers and Team Lotus.
Read on for Brian’s explanation of the value of the book for Lotus enthusiasts.
John Whitmore, Brian and Ian after dinner at the old Border Reivers “Clubroom”
Thanks to Brian Caldersmith
I am pleased to advise that after a long time being pestered by many people (Yes alright, include me in that lot), Ian Scott-Watson has finally published his book!
Black Sheep in the Fast Lane is not another Jim Clark book – there are plenty of those already. It is a book of his personal reminiscences of the past 80-odd years of a life of motor sport, architectural design, sailing and enjoying life.
As the person who launched Jim on his motor racing career it does, inevitably, contain much about Jim as a friend. It also reflects on the teams for which he drove – the Border Reivers and Team Lotus – and experiences of earlier motor sport from the time that their paths first crossed, with a few comments about today’s commercialised motor racing.
Although unheralded by the mass of today’s racing fans, Ian is widely recognized by the knowledgeable enthusiast as a significant contributor to motor sport. This book is a must have for anybody that claims to be a true fan.
The best way to obtain a copy is direct via: www.borderdesign.co.uk