2009 Goodwood Revival – Sir Stirling Moss 80th Birthday Tribute

Racing legend and Goodwood Revival favorite Sir Stirling Moss established another milestone on September 17th, 2009 when he turned 80 years of age.

The Goodwood Revival celebrated Sir Stirling’s birthday with a variety of tributes, including daily parades of more than 80 cars that celebrate the remarkable breadth and depth of the racing knight’s career, with everything from a Maserati 250F to an Aston Martin DBR1 being seen in action.

The legendary Briton took to the track aboard an ex-Rob Walker Cooper on Friday afternoon and he competed in Saturday’s one-hour Lavant Cup race driving his own OSCA FS372.

Sir Stirling Moss 80th Birthday Goodwood Revival Tribute Photo Gallery

Sir Stirling Moss waves to crowd behind the wheel of the Lotus 18
Sir Stirling Moss waves to crowd behind the wheel of the Lotus 18
Stirling Moss behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz W196; photo credit: Peter Brown
Stirling Moss behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz W196; photo credit: Peter Brown

Stirling Moss Tribute

Sir Stirling Moss Tribute

Jaguar C-Type takes part in Moss Tribute at Goodwood Revival
Jaguar C-Type takes part in Moss Tribute

Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel of Aston Martin DBR1

Another Jaguar C-Type takes part in Moss Tribute at Goodwood Revival
Another Jaguar C-Type takes part in Moss Tribute
Sir Stirling and Lady Susie Moss
Sir Stirling and Lady Susie Moss; photo credit: Peter Brown
Sir Stirling Moss driving Lotus 18
Sir Stirling Moss driving Lotus 18
Sir Stirling Moss waves to crowd behind the wheel of Aston Martin DBR1
Sir Stirling Moss waves to crowd behind the wheel of Aston Martin DBR1

[Source: Goodwood Revival]

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  1. What a gentleman…. A real racing hero. my favorite, met he and Susie at Carmel in 06, funny he didn’t look a day over 76! Was super to meet and talk to.

  2. As one who took part in the parade and received superb hospitality from Goodwood, I’ll confirm that the Sunday was a magic moment. Apart from Charles March’s sister’s singing that was.

  3. I had the privilege to share a few words with Sir Sterling in 1968 at Bridgehampton Racetrack in New York. I was a pit marshal and as we approached each other I had my motorized Leica 35 mm camera shooting his picture. And as he got close to me he said: “What’s that bloody noise?” hearing the report from my camera.
    I am a short person but Sir Sterling was even shorter than me but I had learned early on that he had more in his pants than I or so many others past present or future. His recovery from Goodwood bears his resilience. God Bless Him.

  4. Hello:I had the Pleasure of seeing Sterling Moss win at Laguna Seca,in 1961,I believe.Back then there were two heat races in the Fall on Sunday.
    Sterling was driving a Lime Colored Lotus Mk 19,I believe, and the Lotus had ignition problems, misfiring and such.He barely won the first heat,a testament to his driving ability.And while in the pits,before the second heat Sterling changed the all the components in the ignition system.While frantically working on his machine He was gracious enough to allow someone to interview Him!!Try that with another driver!
    Needless to say The second Heat was Flawless with Sterling Moss showing the boys’the short way home’.
    It is certainly one of my most cherished memories as a spectator of Motor Racing at It’s Best.

  5. I saw him win at Aintree in 1955,just in front of Fanjio.
    I was also at Oulton Park when he outdrove everybody in a one and a half litre Connaught he had never driven before.After moving to New Zealand I met him in Auckland on a couple of occasions, then, one January day in 1989,at the Ardmore Reunion, I found myself on the practice grid in my Mallock U2 right beside him in a Brabham. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!
    Lovely approachable man.

  6. For: Sterling Moss: Have really enjoyed watching the interview with Patrick Stewart on You Tube and agree with everything he said wrie down to the wire.
    From: Michael Deudy