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on 23 October 2009
I am a huge fan of Stirling Moss,mind you I never saw him race during the period this book covers,only in more recent years in historic racing.This book is to celebrate his recent 80 th. birthday,it's his own comments on every race he did.What a driver and what a range of races from Grand Prix to rally to saloon cars to sports cars through hill trials you name it he did it and very successfully too.He is rightly named among the very best drivers there has ever been,read this and you'll very soon see how true that is.This is a very high quality book,full of fabulous photos in both colour and black/white.Every page,every race and every result good or bad is described even what caused his retirements.This is along with his wonderful book 'My Cars My Career' is an absolute must if you are in any way a true motor racing fan.This is I think the best motor sport book of 2009.Although Moss never won the world championship in Grand Prix he's among the best there has ever been and vastly better than many who have won it,and this fabulous book takes you through his astounding race career,totally unmissable!
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on 7 March 2010
Stirling Moss wasn't just one of the best Formula 1 Drivers that England has ever produced, but possibly its greatest all-round driver. In this book, Stirling takes us back to his very early days of racing in Club races & Hill Climbs in 1947 in an old BMW advancing through the years, race by race to his Career ending accident at Goodwood in 1962. You have to admire Stirling's ability to recall these events and what happened in the races given how long ago they took place as the detail he goes into in some races is beyond impressive.

The book is set out with each race titled, giving the date & track it was at as well as other little bits of information such as his final position he fastest laps. The format to which the book takes differs greatly from any book I've read thats of a biographical nature and it works very well and looks excellent within this large book's pages. Along with the race accounts are numerous pictures from either Moss's own collection or other 3rd parties, and each of them, from the 2 page spread of Moss racing at Monaco at the books beginning to the very last page is vibrant and excellent in detail.

This isn't a Biography of Stirling Moss's entire life, and concludes after a short paragraph explaining the aftermath of the Goodwood crash, so if it is a life bio your after then you'll have to look elsewhere or wait for Stirling to write one. What this book does offer is a great insight to the racing world through the post-war years through the 50's and beginning of the 60's. Excellent book for any motor enthusiast with a interest in the sport or this era.
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on 15 December 2009
I bought this book having been to the Goodwood Revival weekend and seen an 80 year old Stirling Moss drive around the track followed by 80 cars he had raced in over his career. I thought I'd have it as a reference book that I'd read a bit at a time or leave out on the table to have a thumb through when there's nothing on TV. However I ended up reading the whole thing in a few days and didn't want to put it down.

This is an amazing book giving a real insight into the mentality of racing drivers in the post war era, the standard of the cars, the speeds they were driving and the races they took part in. This era of racing is a different world to what happens now. In some of the endurance races he was driving flat out for 8 hours with only stopping for fuel. Other times he'd be driving 6 different races in one weekend in completely different cars. The only reason he wore a crash helmet was because his dad told him to and they never wore a seatbelt as it was thought to be safer to be thrown from the car instead of being stuck in it! And you have to read the description of the Mille Miglia road race he took part in several times and won in 1955 in a Mercedes with an average speed of 97.95 mph - on a road race through the Italian mountains!!!!

I have always thought that Stirling Moss was the best driver who ever lived without winning the Formula 1 title and having read this book he is now one of my all time heros!
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on 19 January 2010
More than just a record of Sir Stirlings races, its good enough to be a reference book of those eras when racing was fun and grand prix drivers were to be found racing in saloon cars,sports cars, and just about anything else on wheels, and all on the same day.
I'm lucky enough to have been around to watch Stirling and most of his contemporaries negotiating the perimiter tracks of our old wartime airfields. How great it is to have a record straight from the horses mouth. Brings back many memories ,and a smile to the face.
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on 30 September 2009
An excellent book. Fantastic idea to describe every single race the great man participated in. Many faboulus pictures, both known and unknown.
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on 23 May 2015
I can only repeat what others say that this is a superb book and as I paid not a great deal for it very good value for. Difficult to put down once you start browsing. A must for any fan of Stirling Moss.
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on 15 May 2014
Was expecting an autobiography about Moss's life and experiences but instead there were a few sentences of every race with pictures. Not my cup of tea but may appeal to others.
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on 21 August 2014
Fantastic book for all fans of motor sport-esp fans of Mr Moss
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on 6 June 2015
Perfect present for avid F1 follower good service
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on 16 December 2014
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