Fifty years after first compelling at Le Mans, Sir Stirling Moss will take the wheel of a Jaguar at the legendary French circuit. Sir Stirling will be one of an invited group of drivers taking part in a unique race staged to celebrate the heritage of the most famous race in the world.
Moss will drive the Jaguar C-type which won the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rob, supplied by Hamilton’s son, Adrian. Before departing the UK, Sir Stirling will flag off a C-type cavalcade from Jaguar HQ in Coventry, as they head to Le Mans in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the company’s first win there. Ray Wiltshire is co-ordinator of the Le Mans Legend race, staged by Motoring Cavalcades Ltd in collaboration with the ACO, which organises the Le Mans 24 Hours.
He said: “Over half the cars in the Le Mans Legend race actually took part in the 24-hour classic between 1949 and ’64. Reuniting Sir Stirling with the only Le Mans-winning C-type still in existence will be a massive attraction for thousands of British fans.” PL