Sir Stirling Moss
As the saying goes "There are many old race car drivers … and there are many bold race car drivers … but there aren't many old, bold race car drivers". One of the few is Sir Stirling Moss who attended the Pebble Beach Concours in 2005. He accompanied the race car that won the race he is best known for, the 1955 Mille Miglia (below left). The car was a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR number 722, so named as its starting time was 7:22 AM. The win was a team effort with journalist Denis Jenkinson as the navigator. Above photo shows Sir Stirling doing some exhibition laps at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the same weekend. The passenger is Jay Leno.
Below: The engine of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, an in-line eight cylinder, was pushed so far back for optimum weight distribution that there was only room for the brake and clutch pedal to the left of the transmission. The throttle pedal had to be located to the right of the gearbox. Can you imagine driving an endurance race that way?
Aston Martin DBR2, the second of only 2 DBR2s made.
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