The legendary racer is reunited with the car that helped launched one of the greatest racing careers of all time.
Sir Stirling Moss has been reacquainted with his first-ever race car, 65 years after he was given the chance to get behind the wheel and demonstrate his legendary driving skills. 82-year-old Moss drove the vintage BMW 328 at the Harrow Car Club Trial, winning the race at a canter and launching a hugely successful motorsport career. Originally owned by his father Aldred, also a racer, the car was sold in 1948 and later went to Australia before returning to England in 1984.
On the weekend, the car visited the Precott Hill Climb Open Classis in Gloucestershire where Sir Stirling Moss was given the chance to get back behind the wheel. "I'm very happy to see my old car, but it's the wrong color of course, when I had it, it was black!" Moss used the car for other races including The Speed Trial Brighton and The Speed Trial Chichester, and in a career that spanned from the late forties to the early sixties, he won 212 races out of 529 entered, 16 of which were F1 Grand Prix races.
Born in London, Moss retired in 1962 following a serious crash that left him in a coma for a month. During his racing years, Sir Stirling Moss drove 84 different car makes, including Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus, Porsche and Maserati.