Stirling Moss: My Racing Life received Special Commendation at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award yesterday evening.
The book, written by Sir Stirling Moss with Simon Taylor, received huge praise from judges. One of them, Henry Hope-Frost of Autosport, summed it up: ‘British motorsport fans have been treated to glimpses through numerous windows into the extraordinary life of Britain’s greatest racing driver via myriad biographies. However, Sir Stirling Moss’s long-time friend Simon Taylor has made this one deeply personal, teasing out the most intimate recollections of the great man. Every word feels like it has been uttered to the reader via a one-to-one fireside chat.’
In his very personal book, Sir Stirling guides the reader through his varied motor racing life with an insightful and often amusing commentary to an unrivalled collection of over 300 photographs, many of which will be unfamiliar to even his most ardent fans.
Stirling Moss: My Racing Life was launched at the Royal Automobile Club in May to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Sir Stirling winning the Mille Miglia.