Stirling Moss, Happy Birthday To A Legend

Sir takes part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 14, 2013 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

We at the SPEED Motors on FOX Blog want to take a moment and wish Sir Stirling Moss a very happy 84th birthday!

As provided by Stirlingmoss.com:

Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and a true icon of the motor racing world. Known during his career as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ he became a professional driver in 1948, at the age of 18, racing a Cooper 500.

His early career was meteoric, with works drives for both Jaguar and HWM. 1955 was a seminal year; he was signed by , the famed “Silver Arrows”, to partner the legendary World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. That year saw Stirling shadow the great Argentine in most Grands Prix, famously beating him to win the British Grand Prix at Aintree racing the W196 Monoposto. In that same year, he also won the epic 1,000 mile Mille Miglia road race in the 300 SLR at an astonishing average speed of 97.96mph on public roads, the Targa Florio road race, again in the 300 SLR, and the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod.

His accomplishments on the track and influence on the world of motorsports simply cannot be overstated. You can appreciate his full biography here.

, ‘Mr. Motor Racing!’

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