Ian Scott-Watson Obituary, Death –Jim Clark was a Borders farmer who went on to become one of the best in the history of the sport. Some might say that 62 years later, it is late acknowledgement for Ian Scott Watson (88), but the Jim Clark Memorial Award recognition comes on the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s untimely death, which occurred in a race he shouldn’t even have been in, at Hockenheim, in 1968. The award comes from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers and comes on the occasion of the Jim Clark Memorial Award.
Jaguar, the manufacturer of the D-Type automobile in which he enjoyed an abundance of early success, graciously provided sponsorship for the event. At a ceremony that took place not too long ago in Mar Hall, Erskine, Jim Clark was honored with the Association’s annual Jim Clark Memorial Award. This award recognizes and honors Scots who have made outstanding contributions to the field of driving and serves as a prize for those who have done so. Clark’s early victories were in a D-type.
The news of Ian Scott-Watson’s passing has left everyone at JCT in a state of deep mourning. It is common knowledge that Ian was the person who was instrumental in providing guidance and getting Jim Clark’s career off the ground. A SCOTTISH farmer who was essential in beginning the career of a young Borders farmer, Jim Clark, on a road which resulted in him being one of Britain’s finest ever Grand Prix drivers has been honored.