Feature articles

28 January 2010
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Ferguson P99 race car
The Ferguson P99 4-wheel drive race car, driven by Stirling to victory at the 1961 Oulton Park Gold Cup, can trace its roots back to the 1930’s when Freddie Dixon was considering constructing an all-wheel drive car for a bid on the Land Speed Record. Dixon had been successful on motorbikes before moving into building the “...
29 November 2009
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1961 Targa Florio Porsche 718 RS 60
Stirling is well known for racing sports cars for the likes of Mercedes, Maserati, Aston Martin and Ferrari, but not perhaps, Porsche. We focus on the Porsche RS 60 which Stirling raced in the 1961 Targa Florio. In Stirling’s words “with a 2 litre engine that offered enhanced torque, this Porsche was pretty much the perfect car for...
8 November 2009
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Stirling Moss Race History: 1952 Race of Champions Silverstone
With the Swede Mattias Ekstrom completing a hat trick of Race of Champions titles on the 4th November, beating seven-time F1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher in the final of the 2009 Race of Champions, it may come as no surprise that Stirling won his Race of Champions at Silverstone on the 10th May 1952. Stirling’s victory in this...
21 October 2009
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Max Adventure
Follow Max Adventure day by day as they tackle driving through 15 countries in 5 days, if they can to match Stirling’s time of one minute under 90 hours, which was less than four days to cover the 3,280 miles. Day 1   The Team all met as Oslo Torp airport where Mac and Jim where waiting for Chris, Andy, Jack and Will to exit the...
17 October 2009
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Max Adventure
Stirling invited the Max Adventure team to join him at his hotel in southern Portugal to congratulate them and to chat about their drive around Europe which recreated his run of 1952. For the Mac Mackenney's team their run had ended the day before some 3 hours drive up the road in Lisbon having crossed the border at Villa Formoso.  After...
16 October 2009
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Max Adventure
The Max Adventure team have finally reached the finish point after recreating the drive that their patron Stirling Moss undertook back in 1952. The clock stopped at 1107 Central European Time on Friday 16th October at the Portuguese border town of Villa Formoso, a time of 89 hours and 7 minutes. Day 4 Stirling's 3,280 mile drive around Europe was...
14 October 2009
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Max Adventure
The Max Adventure team were doing so well, but now it has gone wrong. Day 3 In their excitement to visit Liechtenstein for the first time and with tired eyes and weary heads, they totally overlooked the fact that they had to visit Austria as well.  With time always against them and the clock hand always ticking they braved the icy rain that...
13 October 2009
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Having completed 1 day and 8 hours of driving and ticked off 7 of the 15 countries, Mac Mackenney, the team leader of Max Adventure, is begining to appreciate the endurance required by all his team to match let alone finish in a similar time to that achieved by Stirling and his team. In 1952 the original team did the Oslo...