THREE-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE spent an eventful few days in the Scottish Borders last week.

Around 20,000 fans attended his Classic event at Thirlestane Castle over the weekend where he drove his 1969 Matra MS-80 02 F1 car in Scotland for the very first-time last weekend.

The car was a dominant force in that 1969 season and was a triumph of teamwork between the French car-maker, Tyrrell and Ford’s Cosworth engine.

And that was just one of the many attractions on display at the hugely popular event which showcased more than 1,000 classic and modern sports cars.

Border Telegraph: Sir Jackie Stewart with HRH The Countess of Wessex.Picture Phil Wilkinson

Visitors also had the chance to see Jim Clark’s personal Lotus Elan road car was there, which he used when he lived in Paris over the winter of 1967.

Alongside Jim’s Elan was a Formula Junior Lotus 20, designed and built in the early 1960s and used by the Lotus factory as a development car and his Case Tractor which was a working vehicle used on the Clark family farm at Edington Mains Farm in Duns.

The event raised in the region of £250,000 for Sir Jackie’s charity Race Against Dementia and among those in attendance was Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex.

Border Telegraph: Sir Jackie Stewart with staff at QME Care in Kelso. Picture facebook Sir Jackie Stewart with staff at QME Care in Kelso. Picture facebook

Whilst in the Borders Sir Jackie, who turned 83 earlier this month, also took time from his hectic schedule to visit QME Care at Kelso where he entertained staff and patients while learning about the excellent work being carried out there.

And he also opened the Borders Book Festival at Harmony Garden in Melrose where he wowed the audience with tales of his wonderful career.