A MUSEUM dedicated to Formula One legend Jim Clark requires a final-lap funding boost to allow its extension plans to go ahead.

The Jim Clark Room in Duns, the Scottish Borders, seeks to undergo a £1.65 million modernisation to make room for more memorabilia, including two cars raced by the two-time world champion.

But a further £50,000 is needed by Friday April 21 to ensure the plans come to fruition.

Doug Niven, a cousin of Clark, who died aged 32 in a crash in April 1968 during a race at Hockenheim, Germany, is trustee of the Jim Clark Trust which manages the museum.

He said: “Our aim is a new museum of national and international interest to celebrate perhaps the most naturally gifted racing driver of all time.

“However, we still need the support of motorsport fans everywhere to help us over the finishing line. Don’t delay, donate today, is the message as we enter the home straight.”

Fife-born Clark's family relocated to the Scottish Borders, where they farmed near Duns, Berwickshire.

Clark, who is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers, grew up driving on narrow, twisting country roads, where his phenomenal skill was quickly noticed.

By 1961, he was racing for Lotus in Formula One and in only his second season he finished the championship in second place, behind Graham Hill.

His world championship victory in 1963, which made him the youngest world champion ever, was secured with three races to spare.

Two years later, he picked up his second world championship crown, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time greats.

Remarkably, given his racing success, Clark always considered himself a farmer first and foremost.

He died in 1967 aged just 32 following a crash at the Hockenheimring in Germany The Jim Clark Room was opened in 1969 to showcase Clark’s glittering career in motorsport.