Feature articles

7 April 2017
The 7th April 1957 saw the running of the Formula One non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix in Sicily around a 3.47 mile road circuit. Stirling raced a Vanwall, having accepted Tony Vandervell's offer to drive for the team during the 1957 season. His team mate was Tony Brooks, a man Stirling regarded as the 'greatest unknown driver of all...
23 March 2017
On This Day in History: 1957 Sebring 12 Hours
The 23rd March 1957 saw Stirling at the wheel of a Maserati sports cars once again as he took part in the sixth running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, held on the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. A total of 86 racing cars were registered for the event, of which 76 arrived for practice, with 66 going on to start the race. Because they were no...
8 March 2017
The 1952 British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone on the 19th July 1952. The fifth round of the 1952 World Drivers' Championship was run to Formula Two rules that year, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used, the race distance being 85 laps of the 2.93 mile circuit. Stirling drove a Bristol engined English Racing Automobiles (...
25 February 2017
The 25th February 1957 saw Stirling drive two different Maserati sports cars in the same race, as was the case the month before in the Buenos Aires 1000km, at the inaugaral Cuban Grand Prix, held on the Malecon sea front street circuit in Havana. With Fidel Castros insurgents acitve in the Cuban countryside, life for Batistas’ in the city of...
22 February 2017
The 1954 German Grand Prix was held at Nürburgring on 1st August 1954. The sixth round of the 1954 World Drivers' Championship was lengthened from 18 to 22 laps, bringing the German Grand Prix up to a race distance of approximately 500 kilometres, the distance used by the majority of Formula One races at the time. Mercedes brought...
20 January 2017
The 20th January 1957 saw Stirling race both a Maserati 450S and a 300S in the first round of that year’s World Sports Car Championship on the Costanera road circuit, which used the wide service roads of the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 1000km race took place over 98 laps of the 6.29 mile circuit and would last...
24 May 2016
Stirling Moss Race History: 1956 Monaco Grand Prix
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Stirling's first Monaco Grand Prix win, the first of his three wins on the world famous circuit which threads its way around the Principality. The 1956 Monaco Grand Prix took place three weeks after the fairy tale marriage of Prince Rainier III to the actress Grace Kelly. This would also be Stirling’s...
11 December 2015
Project 46: December 2015 update Kaba keyless entry system
Another upgrade to Project 46 is a new front door system from KABA. I have had a KABA system for several years, which consisted of a fob about the size of a matchbox, which, if you carried it on you, would automatically open the door once you touch the handle. However, KABA have now incorporated a chip into the actual front door key, which means I...