Look out for Sir Stirling Moss’s new book which is being published at the end of April to mark the 60th anniversary of Moss’s famous win in the 1955 Mille Miglia road race (STIRLING MOSS: My Racing Life – with Simon Taylor and a foreword by Lewis Hamilton: UK price – £50; ISBN: 978-1-910505-06-9)
This is a very personal book where 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.
When I wrote my book I found it difficult to feature many of the great images I wanted to because they’d all been bought up by the agencies and the cost of including them would have been too great, so the fact that Moss includes so many of his own is a treat in itself.
The man 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 – around 100 different cars – in which he competed during his rollercoaster racing life.