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Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2012: Sir Stirling Moss, guest of honor

Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2012
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I he'll be 83 years old in September, but still Sir Stirling Moss is one of the best ambassadors for motorsport. He has now given up his racing helmet, but he is always a welcome guest in the paddocks around the world. The aristocratic racing legend is now stopping off at the Classic Days with his wife Lady Susie.

Stirling Moss drove 585 races

A paddock with cars is set up especially for him so that he feels at home from his long and varied racing career. The 'Sir Stirling Moss Paddock' is set up diagonally across from the orangery.

Moss, who contested 585 competitions between his racing debut in March 1947 and the 1962 accident at Goodwood, can tell a few stories about every car exhibited there. The high-class racing cars are milestones in the career of one of the greatest racing drivers of the 20th century.

In addition to many successes in sports cars, GT and touring cars, Moss won 16 Grand Prix and was runner-up from 1955 to 1958 without interruption. The only thing he could never achieve was the world title, which is why he is also called 'Champion without a crown'.

Early end of career

His serious accident on Easter Monday 1962 on the Goodwood race track in a Lotus 24 ended his career prematurely. But he was still active for many decades with historic racing cars. Perhaps Moss, actually retired from racing, will do a lap of honor at the Classic Days in one of his former racing cars.

Moss cars at the Classic Days

All cars in Stirling-Moss-Paddock :

  • 1948: Cooper JAP 500 MK II - winner Bouley Bay hill climb
  • 1950: Jaguar XK 120 Special - winner Tourist Trophy in Dundrod
  • 1952: Jaguar C-Type - fastest in training Monaco Grand Prix, 4th overall Tourist Trophy Dundrod
  • 1954: Maserati 250F - 3rd place Belgian Grand Prix (Spa Francorchamps)
  • 1954: Tojeiro-MG (Leonard-MG) - Third British Empire Trophy Oulton Park (1st run)
  • 1955: Austin-Healey 100S - class win 12 hours of Sebring
  • 1955: Porsche 550A Spyder - Winner Governor's Cup Lisbon
  • 1956: Aston Martin DB3S - Second 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1960: Maserati Tipo 61 ('Birdcage') - winner of the 1000 kilometer race Nürburgring
  • 1960: L Lotus 18 Climax WinnerMonaco Grand Prix
  • 1960: Ferrari 250 GT SWB - Goodwood Tourist Trophy winner


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