Feature articles

20 May 2011
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The team at Maxted-Page and Prill suffered a couple of delays with parts that were ordered from Germany for the engine rebuild, bear in mind that the car needs to be fully built, run in and tested by Stirling by mid-May, so that he is comfortable ahead of racing the RS 61 at Le Mans on the 10th June. Happily the team are back on what is a tight...
20 May 2011
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RS 61 to Le Mans: gearbox, engine and rebuild
The Porsche RS 61 is complete and back on the road, the rolling road that is. The team at Maxted-Page and Prill were very pleased to see the engine develop over 200bhp, which was good for 135mph with the Le Mans gearing. The car rebuild was completed in early May with the newly installed gear box and engine mounted,...
10 April 2011
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Stirling Moss Race History: 1956 Italian Grand Prix Monza
Fangio had demonstrated that the Lancia-Ferrari D50 was the car to beat at the 1956 German Grand Prix, where Stirling had qualified in fourth place behind the Italian cars in a Maserati 250F, going onto finish in second place in the race behind the great Argentinian. For the Italian Grand Prix, in much the same way that modern Formula 1 teams...
31 March 2011
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2011 Australian Grand Prix
The first of the twitter Question and Answer sessions, via @StirlingMossCom, took place after the Australian Grand Prix. Stirling will always tweet with CAPS turned on so that you know it is him and not the www.stirlingmoss.com team. The next twitter Q&A will take place on the 19th April, post the Chinese and Malaysian Grand Prix, tweet your...
2 March 2011
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RS 61 to Le Mans: body work under way
With the cause of the accident now established, the real work of restoring the Porsche RS 61 back to its former glory could commence. The car was stripped down, with the engine and gearbox removed, to worked on by the team at Maxted-Page & Prill, the body could go off to a specialist for repair. The first stage of the body repair was...
25 February 2011
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RS 61 to Le Mans: gearing up for La Sarthe
The body repairs are now finished and the lengthy preparation is now under way to get the RS ready for painting. Before the external painting can begin, the interior body work within the cockpit area is being prepared and repainted to make sure the inside looks just as good as the outside. The body shop team are also repairing...
8 December 2010
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RS 61 to Le Mans: the cause of the Monterey spin
If you are a regular visitor to the website you will be aware that Stirling purchased, by proxy, a Porsche RS 61 from the Gooding auction that took place in March of this year at Amelia Island. Stirling’s first outing in his newly acquired car took place and ended rather abruptly at the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca in August. The...
13 November 2010
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Stirling Moss Race History: 1981 Dubai Grand Prix
Tomorrow’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, the finale of the 2010 season, is not the first “Grand Prix” to be held in the Gulf countries. In 1981, Stirling along with a whole host of famous names from Formula 1, Le Mans and other forms of motor sport, past and present, took part in a series of races and demonstrations under the title of...