Auto Racing: With Girdle & Glue

People were beginning to whisper about Scotland's Jimmy Clark, 28. Two years ago he was the world's No. 1 race-car driver—the Grand Prix cham pion, winner of a record seven races. In 1964, it looked like the same story all over again when Clark won three out of the first five Grand Prix races. Then everything went wrong.

A broken valve cost him the German Grand Prix. A shaft snapped in Austria, a tire blew in the Indy 500, an oil line burst in the Mexican Grand Prix after Clark had led for 64 of the 65 laps. Britain's John Surtees...

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