Stirling Moss – Rally Driver



By Vic Quayle

ISBN 978-1-906133-93-1

112 pages, Hardback

270mm x 210mm

With 150 colour and black-and-white photos

"Moss was the all-rounder par excellence, yet the racing sidelines the dozens of rallies he entered, a balance redressed by this book." Motor Sport

Best known for his extraordinary skills at the wheel of racing cars, Stirling Moss was also an extremely effective rally driver. He entered many rallies from the early 1950s on, usually achieving top ten results in a variety of makes, initially Sunbeam-Talbot and in later years Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Saab.

He very nearly won the Monte Carlo Rally at his first attempt in 1952, losing only narrowly to Sydney Allard, and then went on to join the exclusive club of rally drivers who won a coveted Coupe d’Or on the Alpine Rally, one of the toughest events in the calendar.

His contribution to pace notes, based on the technique used in his astounding Mille Miglia win with Denis Jenkinson, is told here, together with his abortive attempt at the East African Safari Rally with his brother- in-law, Eric Carlsson. Africa was not kind to Moss – he nearly died on another rally when stranded in a remote part of the Sahara Desert and was lucky to be rescued.

The cars he drove, the teams, the co-drivers, all are covered in this record of the amazing and often overlooked rally driving career of the legendary Stirling Moss.

Accounts of all Stirling Moss’s rallies:

1950 Daily Express 1,000 Mile Motor Rally
1952 Monte Carlo Rally
1952 Lyon-Charbonnières Rally
1952 Alpine Rally
1952 Daily Express Rally
1952 Fifteen Countries in Five Days
1953 Monte Carlo Rally
1953 Alpine Rally
1954 Monte Carlo Rally
1954 International Alpine Trial
1954 Great American Mountain Rally
1955 Mille Miglia
1956 Tour de France Automobile
1957 Tour de France Automobile
1965 East African Safari Rally
1974 UDT World Cup Rally
1989 2nd Pirelli Classic Marathon
1990 3rd Pirelli Classic Marathon
1991 4th Pirelli Classic Marathon
1992 Targa Tasmania
1992 5th Mitsubishi Classic Marathon

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