The Greatest Race is the story of Sir Stirling Moss’s record-smashing win of Italy’s great race, the Mille Miglia in the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.
Side by side in the silver number 722 SLR with his navigator Denis Jenkinson, Stirling Moss piloted the car a thousand treacherous miles – through public roads and cobblestoned towns – in a mere 10 hours. A record set in 1955 that still stands today. It was the first win of the Mille Miglia by a non-Italian, and the first in a non-Italian car.
It goes without saying that it’s been incredible to have Sir Stirling on board as an official collaborator. His first-person additions and edits to the known accounts of the race have been invaluable, allowing me to tell the story for the very first time not from a technical perspective, but in an emotional and storybook style.
Mercedes-Benz has also lent a hand, having given me access to their fantastic archives of documents and photographs from the 1955 racing season.
Made with Pride in the USA | 9″ x 12″ 48 pages