One of Britain’s best loved motor sport venues has paid tribute to one of Britain’s greatest drivers. Shelsley Walsh last month unveiled a permanent memorial to Sir Stirling Moss, who started his career in speed hillclimbs and competed at the Worcestershire track during his formative days.
At his first attempt back in September 1948 Moss won his class and a year later returned to set the speed record for an unsupercharged car up the hill.
The unveiling of the plaque took place ahead of a weekend celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, with both occasions organised by the publisher Philip Porter. The memorial was unveiled by Porter and Motor Sport editor Joe Dunn. Porter said: “Stirling was my great hero and he went on to become one of the world’s greatest racing drivers and forge strong links with Jaguar.”
Joe added that it was a privilege for this magazine to help unveil the memorial. “Stirling was a true friend of Motor Sport throughout his life and I can’t think of a more appropriate place to honour him than here where it all began.”