Auto Racing: Wee Jimmy's Wee Bomb

The machine is minuscule: 21½ in. long by 27 in. wide, and only 370 Ibs. But listen to it hum. Bolted into a fragile frame of piping and Plexiglas, it generates 330 h.p., sounds like a Dixieland band, and last week propelled Scotland's Jimmy Clark, 31 (TIME cover, July 9, 1965), to a record average speed of 107 m.p.h. in the South African Grand Prix, his 25th Grand Prix victory—breaking the alltime career record set by Argentina's now-retired Juan Manuel Fangio.

Like the other Clark victories, this one was scored in a Lotus, one of those creations of British Designer...

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