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Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?
stirling moss book
Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?

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   On Sunday 1st of May 1955, a silver Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR entered the Mille Miglia, a thousand-mile road race from Brescia to Rome and back. Behind the wheel was English driver Stirling Moss, next to him his navigator Denis Jenkinson. A fearless due who regularly reached speeds of over 170 mph along the public road routes, including mountain passes. They were so fast that even the planes filming from above couldn’t keep up. Mercedes stirling moss. Stirling Moss book.

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   Only 10 hours 7 minutes and 48 seconds later, both were back in Brescia. Roaring across the finish line with an average speed of 99 mph, number 722  finished over half an hour ahead of the world champion Juan Manuel Fangio. Hence, Moss had scored a supreme triumph as the first British racer to win this race. Stirling Moss book.

  This record-breaking time has never been beaten. It is claimed to be the most iconic single-day drive in motor racing history. Long after the race, Stirling noted “When you get in the racing car, the exhilaration of driving on its own is something out-of-this-world. But when you have other drivers alongside you and you’re trying to outsmart them, out-corner them, it’s something that you can’t replace.” Moreover, up to this day, he remains the only British driver ever to win this iconic race. Moss himself dubbed a 142$ million-worth (the most expensive in the world) 300 SLR vehicle, as the most incredible sports car ever built by anybody anytime.

Early years. Stirling Moss Book

   Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss got into racing in the first place because of his father, who was a racer. Later his dad gave a young, ambitious youngster a year to prove that he could make a living at it. As we can guess, Stirling did not disappoint his parent.stirling moss race car Stirling Moss remains shorthand for speed, heroism, sportsmanship, and adventure. He was the quintessential gentleman racer. Stirling was an all-around athlete, regularly boxing, playing rugby, and horseriding. By the age of 16, he was hungry for the horsepower of a different kind and was in a hurry to buy his first racing car.
   
   When he was 17, the idea of doing something pretty dangerous was exciting. It’s only when he got old he realized perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea. Stirling pushed as hard as possible, and instinctively went into track corners at 130-140 mph an incredible amount of times. Stirling Moss race car driver.

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   In 1947 Stirling won his first event at the Harrow Car Club Trial race. The natural-born racer had arrived. Moss debuted in formula one in 1951, but it wasn’t until 1955 that he completed the full season. With his teammate Juan Manuel Fangio they were known as “the train”, pushing each other nose to tail in the silver wake. An immense 18-laps battle between the two brought Moss a triumph. At last, he’s taken his first formula one victory and became the first British driver at the British Grand Prix.

 

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   Season after season he was prepared to race almost everything. In 1955 alone Stirling competed in races from Buenos Aires to the Bahamas. He liked being an underdog for straightening the more famous marks with his speed and brilliant race craft. In 1958 Stirling Moss secured the first rear engine victory in the history of formula one, the race took place in Argentina. In his underpowered car, he could defeat far superior machinery. His glorious victories in an obsolete Lotus in Monaco in 1961, at the Nurburgring Grand Prixstirling moss racing car with the lap record 9min 02sec, set up by Moss, illustrated again his fierce determination and outrageous speed.

   But there was renounced sportsmanship too. Moss lost out the 1958 title as he refused to allow his great rival Mike Hawthorn disqualification in Portugal, losing the title to him at the final race of the season in Marocco by just a single point. Mercedes Benz Stirling Moss. Color book cars. Cars coloring book.

 

The game changer

   This was an era where success was tampered with by tragedies. Besides wins and racing, he had a fairly impressive track record for crashes as well. In 1962, the last crash forced him to stop racing for good. He was 32 at the time. Mr.Moss was unconscious for a month and paralyzed for six months. After recovery, it was not a viable proposition to go back to racing. Having no experience other than racing he had to work for a living after that, and it nearly killed him. Car coloring book and Mercedes coloring book.

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   Sir Stirling is famous for not winning a formula one title despite his brilliance. It was the distinction he came to embrace. He was never the “nearly man,” when he was racing Stirling Moss was the “man.” His rivals knew it then, and his legend lives on.

 

           A personal tribute by the author

  stirling moss mercedes race carKarl Benz, Stirling Moss, Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, and other Mercedes-Benz historical figures will always be the synonyms of perfection, elegance, opulence. Stirling moss book. 

   The product History and innovations of Mercedes-Benz coloring book is all about stellar vehicles and unbreakable achievements by true icons of moto sport and engineering. Their contributions will stay with us. The impact will be present. And our primary responsibility is to keep its legacy alive. Race car driver Stirling Moss. Stirling Moss racing car. book Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss.

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"Mr. Motor Racing" Stirling Moss became an inductee of the "International Motorsports Hall of Fame" in 1990

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"Mr. Motor Racing" Stirling Moss became an inductee of the "International Motorsports Hall of Fame" in 1990

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