He also achieved seven Tourist Trophy victories, including two for Ferrari and two for Aston Martin before his racing career ended at Goodwood after he was involved in a serious accident on April 23, 1962, that left him in a coma for one month. He was also one of the founding patrons of the Festival of Speed and often competed at the Revival.
One of Moss’s most famous achievements was his victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia, when he completed the grueling 1,000-mile race in 10 hours, seven minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 99 mph.
To celebrate this achievement, the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR ‘722’ he drove to victory will be displayed at this year’s Festival of Speed. Mercedes-Benz will also showcase a W196 Formula 1 car similar to the one Moss used to win his first Grand Prix.