Also taking part in the ceremony was Moss’s biographer, Philip Porter. “He was the English crusader who went to foreign lands and, against the odds, conquered,” he said.
“That he became known as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ says it all. His victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is remembered as one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time.”
On display at the unveiling of the plaque was Moss’s own Jaguar XK 120. The vehicle in question was used by Moss to drive all over Europe between the numerous racing events he competed in from Formula 1 grand prix to rallying specials.
Moss’s first International Tourist Trophy victory came at the wheel of an XK 120 just ahead of his 21st birthday in 1950. He went on to add a further six victories in the event throughout his career.
The car will be among those on show at this weekend’s E-type 60 event at Shelsley Walsh.