Simeone Museum’s Sept. 18 Demo Day Spotlights Stirling Moss

Targa Florio, 16 October 1955. Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) with starting number 104 (Photo: Mercedes-Benz Classic archive)

In just a seven-year period between 1955 and 1961, the late Sir Stirling Moss would finish the World Championship as a runner-up on four occasions, and in third place three other times.

In his 14-year racing career, Sir Stirling would notch 212 victories out of 529 races entered, equaling an astonishing 40% win rate. Despite that incredible record, he left the sport of racing without ever being a world champion.

In its Demo Day this Saturday, Sept. 18, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia will take a closer look at this legendary figure’s success, both on and off the race track. Featured in the presentation will be five cars from the Simeone Collection that would have been familiar to Sir Stirling: 1953 Jaguar C-Type; 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe; 1956 Jaguar D-Type; 1956 Maserati 300S; and 1958 Aston Martin DBR1.

Doors open at 10 a.m., and the technical learning session starts at 11:15. Get more information HERE.