Sir Stirling Moss To Be Celebrated at the 2009 Revival

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss (aka Mr Goodwood) turns 80 this year, and Goodwood will celebrate him through a special event which will take place at the 2009 Revival, on September 17. Just as expected, the event will be attended by Moss’s racing friends, adversaries and fans.

Goodwood will showcase a great collection of cars raced by Sir Stirling Moss during his career, representing all his most important results and performances. Eighty cars will be gathered in the collection (one for each year of his life), of the 96 vehicles that he is known to have driven during his racing career.

Stirling Moss’ first official race was at Britain’s inaugural post-War motor race meeting, held at Goodwood on 18 September 1948, the day after he turned 19, and he won it in a 500cc Cooper JAP II. Mr Goodwood ended his career at the West Sussex circuit in 1962, when he crashed his Lotus in the Glover Trophy race.

Important races that Stirling Moss had during his racing career include his first of 16 Grand Prix wins at the British GP at Aintree in 1955 at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz W196, as well as winning the Mille Miglia road endurance race the same year.

Another major highlight of his racing career was in 1959, when Tourist Trophy at Goodwood was the final race of that season, and Stirling Moss won the the World Sportscar Championship for Aston Martin. Therefore, the 50th anniversary of this event will also be celebrated at this year’s Goodwood Revival, as Stirling will be reunited with his Championship-winning Aston Martin DBR1.
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