At the tender age of 79 (and turning 80 in September), Sir Stirling Moss started his first desk job this month at Motor Sport magazine’s riverside offices in London. Sir Stirling sat in the editor’s chair while thinking up headlines and reminiscing over his triumphant career.
Motor Sport was very honoured to have him at the helm of the title, which hits the newsstand on 28 August.
Sir Stirling says: “I am pleased to be Guest Editor of Motor Sport. Motor racing has been my life; it still is. Motor Sport covers the modern sport and also does a tremendous job of covering the past. It doesn’t forget the past because the past is still with us.”
The October issue of Motor Sport is dedicated to Sir Stirling and celebrates his impressive motor racing career. He remains the most famous racing driver in Britain today, even though he hasn’t raced at the top level since his retirement over 50 years ago. Motor Sport highlights his most memorable racing moments and the fact that he is still as busy as ever, competing in historic events as well as narrating the highly successful children’s cartoon Roary the Racing Car.
Motor Sport’s Editor in Chief Nigel Roebuck says: “Sir Stirling has graced many of our pages over the years; it feels only right to offer such a personality his own special issue.”
The distributors, Comag, advise retailers are advised to display Motor Sport within the Motoring & Motorcycling - Classics sector, alongside titles such as Octane, Classic & Sports Car and Classic Cars.
About Motor Sport
Motor Sport says: “Founded in 1924, Motor Sport is the most established and perhaps best-known motor racing magazine in the world, with an international reputation as the true voice of the sport. The exhaustively researched, stimulating magazine covers the history of motor racing from the dawn of the sport to the present day, tackling matters of the moment in Formula 1 and beyond.
Motor Sport recently celebrated its 1,000th issue and net circulation increased in 2008 by over 12.5% to 33,210 copies per issue. Motor Sport’s new independent owners have given the title the backing it deserves, with the result that worldwide sales have grown impressively year-on-year. The publisher is so pleased with progress that this investment programme is pledged to continue through 2009 and beyond.
Motor Sport is also pleased to announce the first Motor Sport Hall of Fame event, which takes place at the Roundhouse in London on 10 February 2010."