Chichester Observer

Stirling Moss remembered

- James Connaughto­n news@chiobserve­r.co.uk

Goodwood’s Motorsport festivals will honour Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss at its events this year.

The legendary Sir Stirling Moss, who died last April, will be commemorat­ed at Goodwood’s motorsport events in 2021.

One of the founding patrons of the Festival of Speed, and a regular competitor at the Revival, Moss was a favourite of the fans, who christened him ‘Mr Goodwood’.

The Duke of Richmond said: “Stirling and his wife Susie were such an important part of the Goodwood family for so many years.

“All of us here felt his loss especially keenly as we weren’t able to commemorat­e his incredible life as we would have wanted last year.

“We hope that fans at our events around the world will join us in celebratin­g his racing career and bidding farewell to ‘Mr Goodwood’ in 2021.”

It was at the Goodwood Motor Circuit that Moss took part in, and won, his very first motor race, on September 18, 1948, a day after his 19th birthday.

In the years that followed, Moss contested 56 races at Goodwood, winning 21 of them and finishing on the podium a further 13 times.

Goodwood was the scene of four of Moss’ seven Tourist Trophy victories: two for Ferrari and two for Aston Martin, including clinching the British marque’s world championsh­ip title in 1959.

Festival of Speed will display the fearsome 300 SLR ‘722’ in which Moss competed in 1955 with co-driver Denis ‘Jenks’ Jenkinson, and which is rarely seen outside the Mercedes-benz Museum in Stuttgart.

The Goodwood Revival in September will host perhaps the largest ever gathering of Moss’ competitio­n cars, and will be the setting for the second running of the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy.

Finally, the 78th Members’ Meeting in October will see the third running of the Moss Trophy for GT cars of a type which raced up to 1962 – a fitting way to keep the Moss name alive at Goodwood’s most exclusive race meeting.

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 ?? PHOTO BY ADAM BERESFORD ?? Sir Stirling Moss at the 2011 Goodwood Revival
PHOTO BY ADAM BERESFORD Sir Stirling Moss at the 2011 Goodwood Revival
 ?? PHOTO BY DOMINIC JAMES ?? Sir Stirling Moss waves the chequered flag at the Settringto­n Cup in 2016
PHOTO BY DOMINIC JAMES Sir Stirling Moss waves the chequered flag at the Settringto­n Cup in 2016

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