One lap too many. RIP Stirling Moss

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One lap too many. RIP Stirling Moss

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Motor racing has lost one of the old time greats. Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52261216

"It was one lap too many, he just closed his eyes," said his wife Lady Moss.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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One of the all-time greats from the really dangerous period of motorsports. Sir Stirling could drive anything & win everywhere. He still holds the record for the fastest completion of the Mille Miglia.
A life lived to the full!
R.I.P.
https://petrolicious.com/articles/this- ... s-unbeaten

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Great driver, great person, RIP

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R.I.P.

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I feel privileged to have listened to him talk at this event back in 2016.
https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/sir-stir ... -festival/

Propped against the wheel of one of his old cars and just chatting about his career etc. He was frail, sadly, but he made the effort to come out and make himself available.

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A great day out where you could get right up next to his old cars, along with many others. I mean you could stand an inch away from them and, if you were so minded, lean on them. Great day out.






(Shame they mislabelled the aircraft as a P51D on that page).
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Sir Stirling gone? Seems impossible. He has been a fixture for so long and an idol. R.I.P. Sir Stirling.
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.”
Sir Stirling Moss

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Such a shame, RIP Stirling. I can hear his voice as clear as day from my childhood days of constantly playing Grand Prix Manager 2. Rest well old chap, you fully deserve it
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Sad to find out Stirling is gone. Many other posts say that better.

Know what I like about our sport? It's so very young. In my middle-age lifetime, I've been around for the death of Fangio, Ferrari, Moss, Gurney, etc. The people who made road racing great were with us until very recently. Some still are with us.

I started following F1 in the mid-80's as a kid. So I've directly followed more than half the duration of the F1 World Championship. It's that easy. You don't get that intimacy with the distant past if you've followed conventional stick-n-ball sports.

Which also reminds us how joined-at-the-hip car racing is to car culture. I think we're lucky to be F1 fans over the last 10, 20, 30 years. It's been fantastic. Our car culture is changing now, so I don't know that our sport will have the staying power of more abstract stick-n-ball sports. Happy to be here now.

RIP Stirling.

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Very sad indeed...as we inch yet a bit closer to an era of drivers flummoxed as to what that third pedal was for :(

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News of Sir Stirling's passing hit me really hard.

I'll miss him!

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He was keen trials fan in his early days and had a very competitive cannon trials car, he was a grassroots racer with the talent to make it to the big time.
A Mark Webber of his era, talent, manners and liked by everybody.

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"I spent my whole life chasing crumpet and racing cars" Way to go.

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Rest in power Sterling moss.

Thought you were a gonner after you fell down the elevator shaft, but you showed us all you were made of some diamond tuff stuff.

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Greg Locock wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:14 am
"I spent my whole life chasing crumpet and racing cars" Way to go.
This quote i was not aware of, shows a rebelious streak i knew not he had in him.

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Greg Locock wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:14 am
"I spent my whole life chasing crumpet and racing cars" Way to go.
He was one of the all-time greats in and out of the car, and isn't going to be replaced any time soon.