In this very personal book, Stirling Moss guides the reader through his motor racing life with a fascinating, insightful and often amusing commentary to an unrivalled collection of over 300 photographs, many of which will be unfamiliar to even his most ardent fans.
He takes us from his childhood to the height of his fame as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ and then to the sudden end of his career with that crash at Goodwood in 1962. Along the way we dwell on his finest moments as well as the setbacks, and delight in the sheer variety of machinery – almost 100 different cars – in which he competed during his rollercoaster racing life. This is a book that all motor racing enthusiasts will treasure.
Hand signed by Sir Stirling Moss and co-author Simon Taylor.
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The Forces’ Motorsport Charity, whose motto is “Race Retrain Recover” is MoD’s competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and Endeavour Fund supported initiative.
The charity’s dedicated career managers have placed more than 200 Wounded, Injured and Sick service leavers into employment since the inaugural Invictus Games in September 2014. Over 2000 veterans have found work through the charity’s programs.
A Service Charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, Mission Motorsport has an award-winning collaborative model of working with government and the other service charities. It is funded by The Soldiers’ Charity (the Army Benevolent Fund) the Forces’ Trust and the Greenwich Hospital as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.
As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership (Assist), the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A City and Guilds and LANTRA training provider, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing delivers a range of qualifications up to and including Level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships enabling service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.