Many Happy Returns, Maestro!
Posted 17 September 2002 - 21:10
Some people have referred to Moss as "the maestro" but to me he never could be that, for he never grew up, he was always youthful and maestro implies age, skill, wisdom and ability, Moss had most of these qualities and vast experience but somehow he never developed the personal character of a true "maestro" such as Fangio. In 1955 when I first met the late Mackay-Fraser in Lisbon we spent an evening with Moss and it was the ususal high-pressure animated eveningevening with Moss untiring until about 2am when he closed up instantly and was gone to bed, whereas Mac and I were happy to drift on for another hour and slowly unwind over a last drink or two. During that time Mac referred to Moss as "Golden Boy" and I always thought that title was very apt. He was not the equal of Fangio, he was young enough to be Fangio's son yet he was head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. For me Fangio was the true "maestro" but Stirling Moss will always remain "The Golden Boy".
Denis Jenkinson, writing on Moss' retirement from racing, May 1963.
Posted 17 September 2002 - 21:47
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Posted 18 September 2002 - 00:15
Luvely pic, Wolf
Posted 18 September 2002 - 07:02
Slightly OT, but what a pathetic apology for a roll bar that Ferguson had.
Posted 18 September 2002 - 07:32
He was still very much in his prime when he crashed his way into retirement.
Seems he's still in his prime too, if he could perform that stunt at Goodwood.