Leonard Wood reflects on pit work that helped Jim Clark win Indy 500

1965 was a good year for Jim Clark. It was the year in which he won the second, and last, of his Formula One titles, and also the year in which he got his sole Indianapolis 500 win. Clark led 190 of the 200 laps en route to taking the victory in his Lotus 38. It was the first Indianapolis 500 win for a rear-engined car. However, a driver can only do so much of the work and, as any...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 49th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 49th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 31, 1965 WINNER: Jim Clark AVERAGE SPEED: 150.686 mph WHAT HAPPENED: British driver Jim Clark started from the front row and led the most laps (190) since Bill Vukovich led 195 in 1953. Clark became the first driver to win the Indy 500 and Formula One World Championship in the same year. Mario Andretti, the 1969 winner, made his debut in...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Comanche wins Sydney to Hobart race

HOBART, Australia (AP) Badly damaged but still able to sail, the giant American yacht Comanche crossed the finish line Monday to take line honors in a storm-hit Sydney to Hobart race. The 100 foot supermaxi, owned by Netscape founder Dr. Jim Clark and skippered by Ken Read, reached the line off Hobart's Constitution Dock at 10pm local time (1100 GMT) to complete the 628 nautical...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Read says Comanche sets 24-hour distance record

Skipper Ken Read says the 100-foot super-maxi Comanche has set a 24-hour distance record for a monohull while competing in the Transatlantic Race 2015. Read says Comanche covered about 620 nautical miles, although race organizers say it was 618 nautical miles, between 5:30 a.m. UTC Friday and 5:30 a.m. UTC Saturday. The record needs to be ratified off the boat's tracker by the World...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Comanche, Rambler 88 ready to race across Atlantic Ocean

Big boats Comanche and Rambler 88 are ready for their transatlantic showdown. Now they just need the weather to cooperate if they hope to break the record for sailing between Newport, Rhode Island, and The Lizard, the southern tip of the British mainland. Comanche, a 100-footer owned by Internet pioneer Jim Clark, and Rambler 88 are scheduled to leave Newport on Sunday afternoon...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Wood built a stunning replica of the 1965 Indy 500 winning car

STUART, Virginia -- Jim Clark's 1965 Indianapolis 500 winning car -- the famed Lotus-Ford -- will be on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the activities leading up to Sunday's 99th Indianapolis 500. It's the 50th Anniversary of Clark's only Indianapolis 500 win in the all-time classic car that is currently owned by the Ford Motor Company and on display at the Henry...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Wood reflects on 1965 Indy 500 victory with Jim Clark

STUART, Virginia -- There are only a few routes to get to this picturesque community tucked away in the mountains and valleys of Southern Virginia. It's a trip into history -- of bygone times when life was simple and devoid of today's complications. In fact, it's difficult to get a strong cell signal because of the hills and mountains that surround this Virginia community that was...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Racing suits worn by Clark, Senna, Schumacher for auction

Racing suits from three of Formula One's most successful World Champions are up for auction. Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher share 12 Formula One World Championships between them and 157 race wins (17 percent of the World Championship races ever held). Nate D. Sanders Auctions is currently auctioning a multitude of race car drivers racing suits, including ones formerly...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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