More well known in Scotland than any racing driver, the founder of Arnold Clark Automobiles, Sir Arnold Clark, has died at the age of 89.
Always controversial in motoring circles, there’s no denying the success of Arnold Clark and the motoring juggernaut that he founded in 1954. Over the ensuing decades he build the 4th largest dealership group in the UK with sales of over £3.3bn in 2015.
This success brought a Knighthood in 2004 and saw him announced as a billionaire by the Sunday Times Rich list in 2016 (a first for a car dealer).
As well as making billions, Sir Arnold was well known in Scotland for supporting many charities including being Cash for Kids first ‘platinum donor’.
A statement from his family read:”Sir Arnold Clark away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandparent and a great friend and employer to many.
“He was an inspiration and the family will continue to carry on his vision. He will be greatly missed.”