Stewart loans Tyrrell to Scottish museum
9 September 2009 – Three-time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart will be lending his 1971 championship-winning Tyrrell to the National Museum of Scotland after unveiling a new display at the Edinburgh venue on Tuesday. The Scot celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first World Championship win this year.
Having claimed his first crown with Matra in 1969, Stewart - who turned 70 in June - went on to clinch another two championship with Ken Tyrrell's team in 1971 and 1973; it is the '71 003 model, however, which - as an individual car - has won more Grands Prix than any other in Formula One.
"This car is the winningest Grand Prix car in history and holds a lot of very good memories for me," said Sir Jackie, who opened the exhibition to the public. "To see it displayed in this magnificent museum, where the stories of so many distinguished Scots and the impact they have made on the world are told, makes me feel extremely honoured, especially as my family and close friends are here to see it."
The car drove to seven race wins 38 years ago and will be joined on display with Stewart's Monaco and German Grand Prix winner's trophies as well as his crash helmet. "We have some wonderful young drivers from Scotland doing very well around the world at the moment and I hope this fantastic display can encourage and inspire many more young Scots to follow their dreams and succeed in this sport or whichever career they pursue," he added.