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Stirling Mosss Aston Martin burst into flames this afternoon (Saturday) as it stopped

Stirling Mosss Aston Martin burst into flames this afternoon (Saturday) as it stopped


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Stirling Mosss Aston Martin burst into flames this afternoon (Saturday) as it stopped

Stirling Mosss Aston Martin burst into flames this afternoon (Saturday) as it stopped in the pits during the six-hour tourists trophy race at goodwood. His co-driver Roy Salvadori, who was in the car at the time, leaped clear and had to receive treatment for burns. Moss, who took over Aston Martins No. 2 car, went on to win the race
Phaoto shows Stirling Moss with a mechanic studying his burnt out Aston Martin blown up in the pit at Goodwood.
September 5th 1959

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In this iconic print captured on September 5th, 1959, we witness the dramatic moment when Stirling Moss's Aston Martin burst into flames during the six-hour tourists trophy race at Goodwood. As the car came to a stop in the pits, engulfed in an inferno of fire and smoke, Moss's co-driver Roy Salvadori managed to escape just in time but suffered burns that required immediate medical attention. The image showcases Stirling Moss standing beside his burnt-out Aston Martin, deep in conversation with a concerned mechanic. The wreckage serves as a testament to the intense heat and destruction that unfolded moments before. Despite this setback, Moss displayed remarkable resilience by taking over Aston Martin's No. 2 car and ultimately emerging victorious from the race. This photograph not only captures a significant event in motorsport history but also highlights the bravery and determination of these racing legends. It is a reminder of how perilous their profession can be while showcasing their unwavering spirit for competition. The presence of bunting adds an element of festivity juxtaposed against the chaos unfolding within the pit area. The sight of mechanics working tirelessly amidst foam extinguishers further emphasizes their commitment to ensuring safety amid such dangerous circumstances. This image immortalizes an unforgettable moment in Stirling Moss's career and serves as a testament to his indomitable spirit behind the wheel.

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