Stirling Moss, 'Mr. Motor Racing,' dies at 90
Stirling Moss, a daring, speed-loving Englishman regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the world championship, has died. Moss died peacefully at his London home following a long illness, his wife, Susan, said Sunday. A national treasure affectionately known as "Mr. Motor Racing," the balding Moss had a taste for adventure that saw him push cars to their limits across many racing categories and competitions.
10 things you learn driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing in the Mille Miglia
Its quirks baffle, and its capabilities surprise.
Buy Sir Stirling Moss's '54 Aston Martin DB3S for just $10m
This 1954 Aston Martin DB3S is anticipated to sell for as much as $10 million at Aston's factory next month.
'55 Mercedes Gullwing racer expected to sell for $6 million
One of just four built for competition, this ex-Stirling Moss 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing should fetch around $6 million on the auction block next month.
Petrolicious relives history with Stirling Moss and his Mercedes SLR
For its latest video, Petrolicious caught up with Stirling Moss and the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with which he set the Mille Miglia record that still stands to this day.
Formula E sheds light on history of racecar swapping
The Formula E electric race series kicks off this month, and we're going to see something somewhat unusual during each ePrix: car swapping. Each race will last around an hour, which, with the demands on the car, is longer than its battery will last. That's why each driver is assigned two cars for each race, and is req
Stirling Moss-crashed 1956 Maserati 450S to be auctioned in Monaco
RM Auctions has some very special and expensive Italian sportscars of the 50s and 60s consigned for its auction in Monaco on May 10, but the one that currently carries the highest estimated value at between 4 and 5.5 million euros ($5.5 - $7.5 million) is a 1956 Maserati 450S with some very interesting provenance.
Why we love racing and racing drivers
The Racers starts off with a quote from legendary racecar driver Sir Stirling Moss: "There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well... Drive and make love." Whether that's true or not, it sets the tone of the video, to be sure, and is fitting for a film that romanticizes Formula One racing, traditionally a male-dominated sport.
Aston Martin CC100 Speedster is a 180-mph centennial celebration [w/video]
Generally speaking, today's Aston Martin is known more for its beauty and powe
Sir Stirling Moss apologizes to Susie Wolff for slight against women drivers
Stop us if you've heard this one: public personality speaks his unfiltered mind in a public forum, one of his unfiltered comments makes people go "OMG did he really say that?!", the Internet shock-and-rehash machine goes dynamo, public personality issues an apology. You didn't stop us, but we'll assume you are familiar with the formula, and Sir Stirling Moss is the latest in the automotive world to follow the script. In April, while a g
Stirling Moss doubts whether women have the mental strength to race F1
In the latest episode of, "Do us a favor and keep your mouth shut," Stirling Moss has been quoted as saying that he believes women lack the mental fortitude to compete in Formula One. "I think they have the strength, but I don't know if they've got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel," Moss said during a BBC Radio 5 special on women in F1. He went on to say that
2012 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance snakes its way down the California coast [w/video]
As much as we adore the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, there's a lesser-known and considerably more entertaining portion of the show: the Tour d'Elegance. Where as the councours gives onlookers a chance to take in some of the world's most rare and valuable cars as the machines sit parked on the lush green of the Pebble Beach golf course, the tour shows off the entrants as they
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO made for Stirling Moss becomes world's most expensive car
Bloomberg reports that a 1962 Ferrari GTO has been sold for $35 million, making it the most expensive car in the world. The record price eclipses the $32 million paid for a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO back in February and the $30-34 million dish
Sir Stirling Moss hangs up his driving gloves at age 81
Racing titan Stirling Moss has officially announced his retirement from racing at the tender young age of 81 years old. Moss was originally scheduled to race his 1961 Porsche RS61 in a Le Mans Legends race this weekend, but announced that he was leaving racing after an incident on track. That same car was damaged at Laguna Seca when Mo
Kanye West rolls up to AIDS benefit in Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
While we didn't exactly expect rapper Kanye West to show up to an AIDS charity gala in Cannes, France in something modest like an A-Class, we admit we didn't see a Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss coming. After all, while we're all for driving the limited-edition Mac over all of creation if you're of the means to own one, but somehow, showing up to a charity event in a millio
2009 Goodwood Revival: Minis, Moss and More
2009 Goodwood Revival by Tim Brown - Click above for our high-res image gallery