At thesignaturestore, we love our cars and our stars of the track and the field, so here we bring you some of our favourite snippets, films, pictures or great facts that inspire and amuse. Enjoy, it's free.
STIRLING & LEWIS
BBC interview at Silverstone
Stirling featured in the BBC 1's build up to the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday with Lewis Hamilton and Lee McKenzie. Both current and former Mercedes Formula 1 drivers were filmed at Silverstone with their respective Formula 1 cars, the 1955 Mercedes W196, which Stirling drove as team-mate to Juan Manuel Fangio, and Hamilton with his current 2013 Mercedes Formula 1 race car. They compared cars, with both Stirling and Hamilton noting how incredibly different things were back then with how they are today, everything from helmets to steering wheels.
Stirling Moss by Patrick Stewart
Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart tells the enthralling story of Sir Stirling Moss's glittering race career. The pair travel to Florence in a classic Gull Wing Mercedes to retrace the route of Italy's most famous road race, the Mille Miglia, and discuss how Stirling's near-fatal crash may have been the best thing that ever happened to him. Yet how will Sir Patrick cope with the raw power of the era when he drives a 1957 Formula 1 car at the scene of Stirling's historic British Grand Prix victory?
If you enjoyed the video read a feature on why the roller map helped Stirling Moss and 'Jenks' achieve their amazing average speed around the roads of Italy, which includes a copy of the original time sheet: Roller Map - key to winning the 1955 Mille Miglia, or you can buy your own authentic 'Jenks' Roller Map box set, which includes the complete story of 722 in an exclusively printed book.
FERRARI 250 GT SWB
The Most Iconic Ferrari
DK Engineering couldn't resist taking Rob Walkers, Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT SWB, #2119 GT, back to its spiritual home Goodwood for one last test.
A LIVING LEGACY
This film by Petrolicious featured one of our classic 'Stirling Moss' continuation helmets, lent to Derek Bell for the film.
“Once you get it on song, get up to 7,000-plus-revs, it was absolutely amazing,” says racing driver Derek Bell, “…and the fact you could brake so perfectly, flick it into a corner, put the power on…it just wanted the hell driven out of it.”