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Sir Stirling Moss OBE 1929-2020 RIP. Farewell Old Boy!

(Pic Credit - Patrick Crew)

The Club is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of  one of our earliest Members, a motor sport legend & friend to many, Sir Stirling Moss OBE.

Our thoughts are with Lady Moss & their family at this difficult time.  We will all miss him dearly.

Stirling won the numerous races at Aintree including the first International race at the track , The Daily Telegraph “International 200″ 29th May 1954 followed by the first Formula 1 Race , on Sat 2nd Oct, when he also won the Formula Libre (both in a works Masarati 250F) and the Formula 3 race in his Beart Cooper.

Winner of the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, the first British GP winner, in a Mercedes “Silver Arrows” W196 followed by a further historic win again at Aintree in 1957, in the Vanwall, shared with Tony Brooks, which was the first all British car and driver win in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Moss wins at Aintree in the Vanwall 1957

These achievements  put Stirling and Aintree on the Motorsport map and history books for ever and were the start of the British Motor Racing Industry as we know it today.

More recently, Stirling joined us in 1997 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ‘57 win and spent three days with us in 2004 when we opened up the Grand Prix circuit for the first and only time since 1964, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the track.

Perhaps it is fitting the final word should go to the man himself:

“My philosophy was I would rather lose a race driving fast enough to win, than win a race driving slow enough to lose.”

Rest in peace Stirling! 1929-2020