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Sir Stirling's birthday - Silverstone Classic 2009

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Sir Stirling Moss will launch his latest book, the Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1956–1960, as part of his 80th birthday celebrations at the Silverstone Classic...

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will launch his latest book, the Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1956–1960, as part of his eightieth birthday celebrations at the Silverstone Classic, July 24-26 2009.  Sir Stirling will also be busy racing his red Osca in the Silverstone Classic’s RAC Woodcote Trophy, a series dedicated to post-war, pre-1956 sportscars racing to period specification at high profile historic motor racing events.  The fourth in the acclaimed Stirling Moss Scrapbook series covers one of the most challenging and successful periods of Moss’s career, including his début victories for Vanwall, Cooper and Lotus, and his contribution to Aston Martin’s 1959 World Sportscar Championship win. Silverstone features prominently in the book: 'During my career, I raced at Silverstone more than almost anywhere else, some 46 times,' Moss said. 'A particular Silverstone landmark for me was the International Trophy race in May 1956, which saw the first appearance of the Vanwall. It was this race win that gave me the confidence to sign with the team.'   The Vanwall, of course, went on to become a motor racing icon: it transformed Britain's involvement in Grand Prix racing and began the country's domination of the sport at the highest levels. When not seen racing in the Osca, Sir Stirling may be spotted at the Silverstone Classic signing copies of his new book.

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