SIR STIRLING MOSS TO START 2010 MOTOSPORT SEASON Mr Motor Racing himself, the legendary Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will kick-off the 2010 motorsport season in Birmingham when he opens Europe's largest motorsport show, Autosport International, to ...
SIR STIRLING MOSS TO START 2010 MOTOSPORT SEASON
Mr Motor Racing himself, the legendary Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will kick-off the 2010 motorsport season in Birmingham when he opens Europe's largest motorsport show, Autosport International, to the public on Saturday 16 January 2010.
The British racing icon is a huge name in the sport with a very loyal fan base, having won an incredible 212 races, almost half of those he entered during his 14-year career behind-the-wheel. These include 16 Formula One victories as well as 24 grands prix podium finishes until a near-fatal crash in 1962 at Goodwood made him decide to retire.
At 80 years old, Sir Stirling is one of the most loved British sports personalities and will be greeting his fans at Autosport International's opening at the NEC. He will also appear on the stand of photographic agency LAT to launch his new Haynes title, ‘Stirling Moss - All My Races'. Fans will be able to purchase the book and photographic prints on the LAT stand and get these signed by Moss during three autograph sessions, starting from 10am on Saturday.
"I am looking forward to visiting Autosport International and meeting some of the motorsport fans," said Sir Stirling. "The show provides a great opportunity to see all aspects of the sport, from Formula One to go-karting, under one roof."
"It's a real honour to have Sir Stirling open the show on its 20th anniversary," said Autosport International Show Director Ian France. "He is extremely popular with the motorsport fan base and we are delighted to be able to give his admirers the chance to get up-close and possibly even get an autograph at the show."
Also attending Autosport International will be 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, ex-F1 driver and commentator Martin Brundle, and double-Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish.