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As a place steeped in history, it’s safe to assume a fair few different flags have been raised in the Scottish town of Kelso over the course of history. But Saturday 1 June will be one of only a few times an Australian flag has been flown in the Scottish border post. The Redback Racing crew of Adam Spence and Erin Kelly celebrated their result on the Jim Clark Memorial Rally by unfurling a giant version of their home country’s flag across the windscreen of their EuroRallye Honda Civic Type R.

Contesting a British rally for the first time, Spence and Kelly set out to treat the Clark as a learning experience – aiming to build up their speed whilst enjoying being part of one of the UK’s most iconic motor sport events. The Clark – held on closed tarmac roads in the Scottish Borders – has a reputation as being one of the most unforgiving events, with the potential to catch out even local crews who drive the roads on a daily basis. Read More »

Adam Spence pre-JCMR13If evidence were needed as to how far the legend of Scottish racing driver Jim Clark stretches, look no further than the entry list for the motor rally that bears his name. This coming week, hundreds of rally crews will descend on the Borders town of Kelso for three days of racing on the same country lanes where a young Clark learned his driving trade. Among them are future world champions from Finland, seasoned campaigners from Yorkshire, and first-timers from just a few miles down the road wondering if they will be able to follow in Clark’s footsteps. Read More »