Saturday, August 27, 2011

Talking About Stirling / 1959 U.S. Grand Prix at Riverside

Well, well, whaddaya' know! With a past post on Stirling Moss, fellow blog follower, Marty Goldsmith sent this photo he captured of Sir Stirling back in the day. If you let your mind run, you can hear the rhythmic growl of the engine, the three air sucking Webers, and sense the smell of Castrol taking you to the time and place...

It was the United States Grand Prix for Sports Cars held at Riverside Raceway in 1959, with drivers such as; Phil Hill, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, Scooter Patrick and one lone woman driver, Josie von Neuman wheeling a Ferrari Testa Rosa. The affair was a 200 mile race,  sadly Stirling when out with an engine issue after qualifying 6th on the grid.

Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel of his Aston Martin DBR2 entered by David Brown in the U.S. Grand Prix for Sports Cars at Riverside. Image © Marty Goldsmith.

The U.S. Grand Prix of Sports Cars 1959, Phil Hill won the race driving a Ferrari 250 TR.

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