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25 April 2017
Feature
The 1961 International 100 Glover Trophy, held at Goodwood, was the first major race for John Surtees on four wheels, having enjoyed world championship winning success on two wheels, and would be one of a number of races that he contested against Stirling. In practice Surtees had unofficially equalled the old Formula One 1.5 litre lap record for...
7 April 2017
Feature
The 7th April 1957 saw the running of the Formula One non-championship Syracuse Grand Prix in Sicily around a 3.47 mile road circuit. Stirling raced a Vanwall, having accepted Tony Vandervell's offer to drive for the team during the 1957 season. His team mate was Tony Brooks, a man Stirling regarded as the 'greatest unknown driver of all...
6 April 2017
News
Stirling and Susie were saddended to hear of the passing of Tim Parnell at the age of 84, the son of Reg Parnell. Stirling had raced against both father and son over the course of his career.  Although Tim Parnell started his career in motorsport behind the wheel, his success came as a team manager, and in particular with BRM. Parnell began...
6 April 2017
News
Stirling and Susie were sad to hear that Mike Taylor had passed away at the age of 82, having lost his battle with cancer. Michael John Clifford Taylor, Mike to his friends, was the son of a pre-war racing driver who ran the Taylor & Crawley Mercedes-Benz dealership in Mayfair.   Taylor began racing with an MG TC and a Jaguar SS100 in...
23 March 2017
Feature
On This Day in History: 1957 Sebring 12 Hours
The 23rd March 1957 saw Stirling at the wheel of a Maserati sports cars once again as he took part in the sixth running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, held on the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. A total of 86 racing cars were registered for the event, of which 76 arrived for practice, with 66 going on to start the race. Because they were no...
11 March 2017
News
Stirling and Susie were heartbroken to hear that their good friend, John Surtees, had passed away peacefully at the St Georges Hospital, London, surrounded by his family. John Surtees CBE, remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels. He was a four-time 500cc motorcycle World Champion, winning that title in...
8 March 2017
Feature
The 1952 British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone on the 19th July 1952. The fifth round of the 1952 World Drivers' Championship was run to Formula Two rules that year, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used, the race distance being 85 laps of the 2.93 mile circuit. Stirling drove a Bristol engined English Racing Automobiles (...
25 February 2017
Feature
The 25th February 1957 saw Stirling drive two different Maserati sports cars in the same race, as was the case the month before in the Buenos Aires 1000km, at the inaugaral Cuban Grand Prix, held on the Malecon sea front street circuit in Havana. With Fidel Castros insurgents acitve in the Cuban countryside, life for Batistas’ in the city of...