Ciao Stirling

A must-read for fans of Formula One, and for anyone who wants to know what the legend Stirling Moss was really like back in the heyday of racing.” SIR FRANK WILLIAMS CBE, FOUNDER OF THE WILLIAMS FORMULA ONE RACING TEAM “Valerie provides ...

Author: Valerie Pirie

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785904998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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When Valerie Pirie interviewed for her first real secretarial job after college, she did not expect to end up working for Stirling Moss. Regarded as the greatest driver who was never crowned world champion, he would become not only her new boss but also a lifelong friend. Here, in this playful and moving memoir, she opens up about the man behind the steering wheel. With a joie de vivre and unparalleled pluck, Pirie details the highs and lows of her many years working – and occasionally living – at very close quarters with a true pioneer of Formula One, recounting anecdotes from the track, the office and nights out in the West End of London with one of the best-known names in motor racing. Whether at Goodwood, Le Mans or the Nürburgring, Pirie was often there beside Moss to witness the wins, losses and technical malfunctions – and, of course, his career-ending crash in 1962. If she wasn’t at his bedside in the hospital, managing his never-ending building works or – on one occasion – transporting his spare dentures to France, Pirie was accompanying Moss wherever he needed her most. Never ‘just’ colleagues, the pair were true companions, and this book brings to light the story of their enduring friendship from the classic post-war era of motor racing through to today.

Caesars Palace Grand Prix

From left, Walt Hansgen, Stirling Moss and Roger Penske all competed in the inaugural U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York, on October 8, 1961. Moss drove a Lotus-Climax while Hansgen and Penske drove Cooper-Climax machinery.

Author: Randall Cannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642826

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 442

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The path of Grand Prix racing in America wound through raceways at Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, and finally Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. At each stop, the influence of organized crime seemed no more than a handshake away. But at Caesars the vast crime syndicate appeared deeply involved in the operations of the luxury-branded resort. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix then culminated in an unholy alliance of the world capital of gambling, the mob, and the international czar of Formula One. During its four-year run of successive Formula One and CART IndyCar events, the race hosted the biggest names in motorsport--Mario Andretti, Bernie Ecclestone, Roger Penske, Chris Pook, Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda, Danny Sullivan, Bobby Rahal and Al Unser among them. The podium celebration of the inaugural Grand Prix put the convergence of alleged organized crime influences and auto racing on public display, while the years that followed provided their own curiosities. This book traces the intertwined threads through decades of accounts, extensive interviews, and the files of the FBI.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

MOSS , ALLYN . Margaret Mead ; shaping a new world . Chicago , Encyclopaedia Britannica Press . 192 p . ... MOSS , JAMES E. Character and control of sea pollution by oil . ... By Stirling Moss face to face with Ken W. Purdy .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357581

Category: Copyright

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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)

People of Today 2017

... Bedford Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AS MOSS, Stephen Raymond; s of Raymond Moss, and Catherine, née Croome; b 30 July 1957; ... MOSS, Sir Stirling; kt (2000), OBE (1957); s of Alfred Moss, and Aileen Moss; b 17 September 1929; ...

Author: Lucy Hume

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781999767037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2000

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Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership accurately reflects people of influence today. Expert nomination panels guarantee People of Today is uniquely current and trusted and encompasses over 40 sectors, from academia, law and business to charity, sport and the arts.

The Boy

Stirling Moss: A Life in 60 Laps Richard Williams ... town on the banks of the Forth in central Scotland, midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, where William Wallace defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.

Author: Richard Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471198465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'Captures the bold, engaging spirit of one of Britain’s best-loved sporting heroes' Sunday Times 'A fascinating read and sure to be the definitive account of his life' Mark Knopfler SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPORTS WRITING BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Even in the midst of a global pandemic, the death of Stirling Moss on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90 made headlines, almost 60 years after he retired from Formula One. In The Boy, Richard Williams assesses what made him such an iconic figure. Told in 60 brief chapters, Williams builds a fascinating and revealing portrait of a driver who was a hero to millions. As the long years of war began to recede, sport in Britain was getting moving again and there was a need for heroes. Denis Compton and Stanley Matthews were in their pomp, playing to packed houses. But Stirling Moss was a fresh face, just 17 years old when he first emerged in 1947. Too young to have served and been scarred by the war, he was soon revealed to possess not only an unearthly degree of skill but the qualities of courage and resolution noted in the generation that fought in the air and on land and sea. Their youth had been stolen; his was new and unspoiled. The Boy explains how and why he came to occupy such a unique place in the esteem and the affections of the nation. Why him, rather than some of his contemporaries, such as Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins, who shared a role in the rise of Britain as a power in international motor racing? Moss may never have been world champion, but he created a remarkable and enduring legacy, and Williams brilliantly shows just how he did it.

Tony Robinson

It was a time of the immensely popular mono 45rpm singles, and HMV issued such a record entitled Motor Racing with Stirling Moss featuring those three stars, “Stirling Moss, His Manager Ken Gregory and Chief Mechanic Tony Robinson.

Author: Ian Wagstaff

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A biography of motor racing mechanic Tony Robinson, who worked with some of the great names of the sport in the 1950s and '60s.


Phil Ayliff, Jimmy Collins and I prepare to push-start Stirling Moss for a Goodwood test drive. Stirling Moss test driving the P25 BRM at Goodwood prior to coming to an agreement with Alfred Owen to drive a works car in the ...

Author: Dick Salmon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845840822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Probably for the first time, criticism is leveled at both Louis Stanley, and the introduction of the H16 engine as contributory factors to the failure of British Racing Motors. Louis Stanley for his freeloading extravagance, and the rather foolish decision by the management to specify such a complicated and bulky power unit.

Two Summers

“THE 8th BRITISH GRAND PRIX – Moss Has His Chance” – Motor Sport, August, 1955 “Moss Wins at Aintree” – Road & Track, November, 1955 “Stirling Moss Wins GP From Fangio by One-fifthof a Second22,1955 and Sets New Aintree Circuit Record” ...

Author: Robert Ackerson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847517

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Explores the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R’s historic roots, development, and races. Also its triumphs, struggles and disappointments, as well as the spirited challenges from Maserati, Ferrari, Gordini and Lancia. Accompanying the text are hundreds of photos sourced from the legendary Daimler Archives.

Luxury Toys

This splendid DBR 2/1 made its debut in 1957 at Le Mans , and , driven by Stirling Moss , was victorious at Goodwood and Oulton Park in 1958. It then traveled to the United States , where it obtained numerous victories up till 1960.

Author: Paolo Tumminelli

Publisher: teNeues

ISBN: 3832792015

Category: Design

Page: 219

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Classic Cars in Profile

2nd Ist 3rd 2nd ' B. Bira ' ( 2504 ) Roberto Mieres ( 2512 ) Jean Behra ( 2516 ) Roberto Mieres ( 2515 ) Roy Salvadori ( 2507 ) Roy Salvadori ( 2507 ) Stirling Moss ( 2508 ) Jean Behra ( 2516 ) Luigi Musso ( 2501 ) Roberto Mieres ( 2515 ) ...

Author: Anthony Harding


ISBN: UOM:39015014390408

Category: Automobiles


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