Stirling Moss all my Races (Haynes H4700)

Stirling Moss all my Races (Haynes H4700)
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Stirling Moss all my Races (Haynes H4700)

All my races By: Sir Stirling Moss OBE with Alan Henry

Published to mark the 80th birthday of Sir Stirling Moss OBE, this important book tells the story of each of the 529 races in which he took part, from the start of his racing life in 1947 to his career-ending crash at Goodwood in 1962. Told in Sir Stirling's own words, this book is packed with detail and anecdote, supported by a wealth of photographs - many previously unpublished - that show all the greatest moments and the extraordinary variety of cars he drove. This will be a book to treasure.

"A must have for every keen motorsport fan" Daily Express

"A tremendous momento" Autosport

Hardback, 280 x 230mm, 352 pages, 75 colour & 225 b&w illustrations

It is a magnificent story of a golden era, packed with factual detail, opinions and anecdotes, all told with an engaging blend of candour and modesty. That Stirling lived to race is seen in the sheer pace and variety of a hectic racing life that saw him compete in all sorts of events, big and small, all over the world, in an enormous variety of cars.

There were Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3 and sports car races – from small handicap events at Goodwood to the classic Mille Miglia road race round Italy. There were days when he might compete in cars as varied as a big Jaguar MkVII saloon and a 500cc Formula 3 car weighing only 500lb. As well as races, there were hill climbs, rallies, endurance runs and even some World Speed Record attempts.

The key statistics of Stirling’s career show that he drove in 585 motorsport events, finished in 387 of them and won 211. He started 66 World Championship Grands Prix, of which he won 16, and he also started from pole position on 16 occasions. Famously, he was never World Champion, but he was runner-up four times and finished third three times.

The big moments, of course, are all in Stirling Moss: All My Races: the astonishing Mille Miglia triumph in 1955, his famous victories in the British Grand Prix in 1955 (for Mercedes) and 1957 (for Vanwall), and the magnificent win in a Rob Walker Lotus in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix – “probably my greatest drive in a Formula 1 race”. But all the disappointments are recalled as well.

Supporting the colourful text is a range of nearly 300 magnificent photographs that capture every aspect of Stirling’s career and almost all of the cars he drove. Previously unpublished images have been sought where possible and some rare colour views help to illuminate a period that has always been seen mainly in black and white.

Stirling’s collaborator is renowned journalist Alan Henry, who has been a regular member of the Formula 1 press corps for 36 years. He has since covered over 560 races and travelled two million miles reporting the World Championship.

ISBN : 9781844257003

Book No. : H4700

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