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Stirling Moss

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Stirling Craufurd Moss (1929-2020)

1929 Born London, 17th September, son of Alfred Moss, a dentist, and his wife Nora (nee Craufurd), who had a background in racing cars.[1]

Educated at Haileybury School and Imperial Service College.

1945 took up catering with Associated British Hotels.

1947 Began motor racing as an amateur.

1948 Became a farmer. Raced a Cooper 500.

1949 won several races with his Cooper 1000. Gave up farming and joined H. W. Motors Ltd. as a professional driver. Raced H.W.M. car winning 1950 Road Racing Gold Star and Seaman Trophy for most successful driver of year. Won T.T. in a Jaguar and Monte Carlo 500 cc. Grand Prix in a Cooper.

1951 1st in Silverstone production car race, 1st in British Empire Trophy, 1st in Festival of Britain 500cc. International Trophy.

1952 Finished second in the Monte Carlo Rally, in a Sunbeam Talbot.

1953 Director, Kieft Car Construction Co. Ltd.

1955 Moved to drive for Mercedes.

1956 Won the International Trophy Race at Silverstone driving a Vanwall car

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