Earlier this month the London Air Ambulance held their largest charity auction of the year to raise support for their services. The biggest bid of the night, however cynically ironic considering the occasion, came at the opportunity for the bidder to die at the hands of James Bond.
Photo Credit: James Hart Dyke, oil on canvas
Stirling Moss is often called the greatest driver to never win an F1 World Championship. Motoramic has the story on how he gave up his one sure shot at a title by standing up for his closest rival.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a fantastic event which I sure regret missing this year, but here's another reminder for all of you out there in the same shoes.
You know what it took to do Grand Prix racing back in Sir Stirling Moss's day? Balls. Huge brass balls. How else can you explain climbing into his Silver Arrow racecar and driving 170 mph with what would now be considered a glorified bicycle helmet?
The internet erupted in outrage over comments made by Stirling Moss on women and their ability to compete with men in auto racing.
When I got up this morning and saw that our beloved Sir Stirling Moss commented on women in racing I sensed it would be bad, but I wasn't prepared for just how awful his response would end up being. He's not just wrong, he's wrong in a particularly offensive and sexist way.
This is Stuart Lewis-Evans and Tony Harris in September 1953, lowering their Cooper 500 Formula 3 racing car from the roof of a Land Rover at the Crystal Palace race circuit. Awesome doesn't even describe it.
Sir Patrick Stewart is apparently a huge racing fan and made a documentary about one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Sir Stirling Moss. Watch it, because it's the best thing ever filmed.
This apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is now the most expensive car in the world. The 250 GTO is revered by Ferrari collectors as the bees knees, and a private sale last month broke all previous price records, proving how much people are willing to slobber over a piece of artistically crafted machinery.
There's little on the exterior of this 1965 Mustang to indicate it is actually one of three fitted with a Harry Ferguson Research 4 wheel drive system. Amazingly, this interesting prototype has survived the past 46 years in very nice original condition. This unique Mustang is currently for sale in Britain, not far…
The Birdcage was a wonder, and the epitome of pre-monocoque race car design, a gossamer web of 200 pencil-thin chro-moly steel tubes
fillet brazed into a delicate space frame which weighed all of 90 pounds.
Stirling Moss bought his Porsche RS 61 back in 2010 at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida for $1.7 million, then crashed it at Laguna Seca. It's fixed, and he'll race it at Le Mans. Badass, thy name is Sir.
Variety, friends, is the spice of life. Sir Sterling Moss gets this, and is apparently equally happy driving something as nose heavy as a Ferrari 250GT SWB as he is nuzzling up to something with trunk-mounted motivation. Like a 911.
Fifty-three years ago this week, Cuban rebels led by Fidel Castro pulled one of the great political stunts of the modern era — kidnapping Juan Manuel Fangio. Joe Saward tells how it happened on his Grand Prix Blog. — Ed.