Stirling Craufurd Moss (1929-2020)
Educated at Haileybury School and Imperial Service College.
1945 took up catering with Associated British Hotels.
1947 Began motor racing as an amateur.
1948 Became a farmer. Raced a Cooper 500.
1949 won several races with his Cooper 1000. Gave up farming and joined H. W. Motors Ltd. as a professional driver. Raced H.W.M. car winning 1950 Road Racing Gold Star and Seaman Trophy for most successful driver of year. Won T.T. in a Jaguar and Monte Carlo 500 cc. Grand Prix in a Cooper.
1951 1st in Silverstone production car race, 1st in British Empire Trophy, 1st in Festival of Britain 500cc. International Trophy.
1952 Finished second in the Monte Carlo Rally, in a Sunbeam Talbot.
1953 Director, Kieft Car Construction Co. Ltd.
1955 Moved to drive for Mercedes.
1956 Won the International Trophy Race at Silverstone driving a Vanwall car
Sources of Information