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Date added: 03 February 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? Stirling Moss?! 

Well, yes, I am actually, old boy. Racing legend at Skurrays in Swindon
 
One of the greatest drivers of all time made a flying visit to Swindon last week.
 
Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, who came second in the F1 World Championship four times in the dangerous days of the 1950s - and who survived being in a coma for 4 weeks after a major crash in 1962 - visited Skurrays in West Swindon.
 
Stirling Moss in Swindon
 
Moss, 84, made his appearance at the dealership as an ambassador for Safe & Sound, a car warranty business.
 
First truly professional driver
 
In a career that spanned 16 years, Moss won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix for the likes of Mercedes, Maserati, Vanwall & Lotus.
 
He also won arguably the toughest and fastest race of all time, the 1955 Mille Miglia, which he triumphed in a Mercedes after covering 922 miles non-stop over normal Italian roads from Rome to Brescia - including cobbled streets - at an average speed of 98mph. The event was stopped in 1957 for being too dangerous after multiple driver and spectator deaths.
 
Stirling Moss in Swindon
 
Stirling Moss in Swindon
 
WATCH VIDEOS
 
And for those who think driving over the Magic Roundabout is dangerous!
 
Stirling Moss wins 1956 Italian GP at 135mph (and no seat belt!)
 
 
Stirling Moss wins Mille Miglia 1955
 
 
Stirling Moss - Racing Legend
 
 
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