Stirling Moss - The Definitive Biography Vol I
A biography worthy of Britain's greatest racing driver Here, in fascinating, authoritative detail is the ultimate work on arguably the greatest all-round driver the world has yet known, a book worthy of a great man.
This book, though, is no dry account. It is spiced with humour, tragedy and period flavour with liberal doses of quotes from Moss himself and his contemporaries, many of whom Porter has interviewed over the years.
The story is an extraordinary one. Starting out as a youth with precocious ability, young Stirling quickly caught the eye when racing the little 500cc racing cars invented just after the war. He soon ventured abroad where they laughed at his little racing car - until he beat them. He became the British Champion at 21 when most drivers were in their 30s, 40s or even 50s. He patriotically insisted on driving British cars and the gallant crusader took on, often matched and sometimes beat the foreign cars with their more powerful engines.
Admirable patriotism nearly ruined his promising career until he was forced to compromise such principles and quickly revived his career and showed he could beat the very best at the highest levels. In the final year covered by Vol 1, he won his first Grand Prix and such sports car classics as the Tourist Trophy, the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia, all amazing achievements but that in the Mille Miglia has gone down as one of the greatest feats in all sport.
Covering period from birth up to end of 1955 Concludes with the glory of his first Grand Prix win Includes his extraordinary victory in the Mille Miglia in the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Features many quotes from Moss and his contemporaries More than just motor racing, this amazing book paints a vivid picture which includes the tragedies, the characters, the period scene and the crumpet! Written by one of the world's leading motoring authors
(PUB 09/2016, Autor: Philip Porter, Porter Press, Idioma: Inglês, 672 págs, 27X17 cms, capa dura, 60 fotos)