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British Grand Prix 65th Anniversary Parade - Aintree 16th July 2020 - SOLD OUT!

British Grand Prix 65th Anniversary Parade and Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss.

The Club is delighted to invite you to join us at Aintree on Thursday 16th July 2020, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary to the day of the first British Grand Prix to be held at Aintree.

Courtesy of Rick Hall of Hall and Hall, and the owner, we will have the ex Stirling Moss Monaco Grand Prix winning Maserati 250F Formula 1 Grand Prix Car for your delight, which will undertake a number of laps of the historic Grand Prix track.

The use of this car will also be our own private tribute to Sir Stirling.

The Club is offering you the unique opportunity to drive your car for 3 laps of the historic track following in the tracks of Moss, Clark, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Fangio, Brooks, Salvadori, Von Trips, Brabham, Shelby and all the other top drivers from the 50’s and early 60’s.

We would particularly welcome classic sports and sports saloons from this period as well as contemporary luxury and sporting marques.

The event will be held in the afternoon from approx 1.30pm to about 4pm with the Maserati planned to be flagged off the start line at 2.30pm, the start time of the ‘55 Grand Prix.

Times will be confirmed closer to the event.

To cover the costs of the track hire, we are charging a fee of just £65 per car, which will include light refreshments, served from a period catering vehicle, to ensure compliance with Covid-19 requirements.

If you wish to book your place for this unique opportunity, please complete this PayPal payment.

Hi Folks, we are completely sold out for this event and will not be accepting further Entries.

For enquiries, please email: mja@aintree.org.uk or telephone 07821 230 961

We look forward to seeing you at Aintree on the 16th!

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