Articles tagged Stirling Moss

Page 14, June 1955

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

Page 69, May 2004

X-ray spec: Ferguson - Novi

Despite scoring Formula One's only win for four-wheel drive, this British company's system appeared better suited to Indianapolis. By Keith Howard. Funded by Harry Ferguson, but inspired by Freddie Dixon and Tony Rolt, Ferguson Research Ltd. spent a fruitless 15 years after WWII trying to promote its four-wheel drive vision to an apathetic motor industry. Then in 1960 it decided on the not...

Page 83, November 2014

100 years of Maserati

It seems so improbable: a century has elapsed since Alfieri Maserati set up shop in Bologna, initially carrying out general engineering work and perfecting his own brand of spark plugs. Scroll forward to the present, and his surname is synonymous with exotic GTs and illustrious racing cars. Alfieri and his siblings forged a legend, one that cannot be distilled into an attention-grabbing soundbite...

Page 33, November 1990

Veteran to Classic

Jointly organised by the Jaguar Car Club and the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, the Jaguar Spares Day will be held at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on Sunday, October 28th. Gates open at 9.30am and admission costs £1.50 with children under 14 free. The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club is also involved in a "Meet the Motoring Press" at 8.00pm on Thursday, November 22nd. The venue is...

Page 91, April 2000

Miscellany

The popular VMCC Banbury Run for pre-1931 motorcycles returns to Banbury this year, on June 18, centred on Drayton School. I am glad to note that the 'Banbury' is for vintage bikes, that there was a run for those with gas lamps, and that the VMCC Founder, CE 'Fitch' Allen, BEM, is still active. * * * The VSCC of America, Inc asks me to make it clear that, founded in 1958, it catered only for...

Page 11, August 2006

The hot seat

This is my first issue of Motor Sport, and I feel privileged to take over the editor’s chair on such a respected title; a magazine I have read since… well, since I could read. I’m the 17th person to hold the position and I’ve joined at a great time, as the magazine moves towards its 84th year of publication with a fresh design and renewed vigour. And what an issue to start with. My first day on...

Page 46, August 2006

Lunch with... Sir Stirling Moss

Simon Taylor finds out that life for the man they used to call Mr Motor Racing is more hectic than ever. For him it’s a logical continuation of the racing career that ended 44 long years ago Photography: James Mitchell Sir Stirling Moss doesn’t eat lunch. At 76 years of age, he’s far too busy. By 7am each day he’s at his desk in his self-designed, high-tech house in Shepherd Street, Mayfair. Lady...

Page 117, October 2014

Silverstone Classic

Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

Page 108, October 2014

Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

Page 106, October 2014

First among equals

British Grand Prix, Aintree, July 1955 Mercedes controlled the first British GP at the Liverpool circuit with its historic victory for Moss – but could it have gone the other way? Writer Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen A purpose-built facility in a land of converted airfields, the three-mile Aintree circuit ran partly parallel to the famous racecourse of the same name and staged its first...

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