Stirling Moss OBE is a true legend of British motor racing. Starting his career driving a Cooper 500 at the tender age of 18, Stirling went on to win over 212 races, including 16 Grand Prix wins. Stirling Moss makes a great addition to any racing or car related event.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE is most famous for being the best driver never to win the World Championship, Stirling is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time. Known during his career as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ he had a truly iconic career. His early racing life started when he was driving works cars for Jaguar and HWM. In 1955 he was signed up by Mercedes-Benz to partner World Champion Fangio. That year Stirling shadowed the great Argentine in most Grands Prix, beating him to win the British GP. Famously, that year he won the incredible Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio and the Tourist Trophy – all legendary sports car races.For four years, he finished in the runner-up position in the World Championship and, after M-B retired, led the Maserati and Vanwall teams. He also continued to drive saloon and sports cars and during his remarkable career drove more 80 different types of car.
For four years, he finished in the runner-up position in the World Championship and, after M-B retired, led the Maserati and Vanwall teams. He also continued to drive saloon and sports cars and during his remarkable career drove more 80 different types of car.
In the late 50s and early 60s, he led the changeover to rear-engined F1 cars, achieving the first victory for such a car at the 1958 Argentine GP and was in a class of his own during this period. A near-fatal accident ended it all in 1962 but he was to remain a superstar to this day. One of the original jet-setters, he still dashes round the world fulfilling engagements and competing in historic racing.
Stirling writes his own blog and the Stirling Moss Trophy Race series began at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in May 2010. Stirling’s iconic career and passion for motorsport ensures he will deliver a witty and memorable after-dinner speech.