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LA ESCUDERÍA IWC EN ST. MORITZ: ELEGANCIA SOBRE HIELO

LA ESCUDERÍA IWC EN ST. MORITZ: ELEGANCIA SOBRE HIELO

IWC Racing, el equipo de carreras de IWC se estrena en la primera edición del evento ICE en St. Moritz en su cuarta aparición. El equipo hizo su debut sobre nieve y hielo, en un terreno desconocido la piloto Austriaca Laura Kraihamer, y miembro de la familia IWC, realizó una gran actuación al volante del icónico Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”.

El lago congelado de St. Moritz en Suiza, de 1.800 metros sobre el nivel del mar, es un lugar popular para las carreras de caballos en invierno. Sin embargo, el 26 de febrero de 2022, la ubicación icónica fue ocupada por autos deportivos y de carreras clásicos de todo el mundo ya que el lujoso destino de deportes de invierno dio la bienvenida al ICE, el Concurso Internacional de Elegancia.

El equipo de carreras de IWC aprovechó la oportunidad para iniciar su cuarta temporada de carreras. En la segunda aparición de la piloto austriaca Laura Kraihamer condujo el Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” de 1955 por el lago helado. Kraihamer es miembro de la familia IWC desde 2021, ya se sentó al volante del “Gullwing” en la Reunión de Miembros de Goodwood, en el Reino Unido, el pasado mes de octubre.

Con el “300 SLS Porter”, IWC aportó un segundo y único coche de carreras al ICE. El piloto de carreras estadounidense Chuck Porter diseñó este coche en 1956 utilizando componentes de un 300 SL “Gullwing” dañado, creando así un ejemplar legendario. Dominar el recorrido en el lago helado requería mucha concentración y habilidades de conducción expertas. Los aproximadamente 50 participantes se agruparon en seis categorías temáticas y compitieron con neumáticos de nieve con clavos.

“Ver a estas dos leyendas de los años 50, el ‘Gullwing’ y el 300 SLS Porter”, compitiendo en compañía de otros coches históricos en la nieve y el hielo fue una experiencia inolvidable”, comentó Philippe Franke, director de marca de IWC en Suiza.

IWC Schaffhausen ha estado presente en el destino suizo “Top del Mundo” con su propia boutique desde hace algunos años y tiene una larga relación con el deporte del motor. La marca fundó su propio equipo de automovilismo en 2018. Desde entonces, el equipo de carreras de IWC ha competido en eventos como el Goodwood Members’ Meeting en el Reino Unido y el Arosa ClassicCar en Suiza.

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

En 1868, el relojero y emprendedor norteamericano Florentine Ariosto Jones viajó desde Boston hasta Suiza y fundó la «International Watch Company» en Schaffhausen. Su visionario sueño era combinar los avanzados métodos de fabricación estadounidenses con la artesanía de los relojeros suizos para conseguir los mejores relojes de bolsillo de la época. Al hacerlo, no solo sentó los cimientos del exclusivo enfoque de la ingeniería aplicado por IWC, sino que también estableció la producción centralizada de relojes mecánicos en Suiza.

A lo largo de sus 150 años de historia, IWC Schaffhausen ha afianzado una reputación basada en la creación de complicaciones funcionales especialmente cronógrafos y calendarios ingeniosas, resistentes y de fácil uso. IWC, que fue empresa pionera en el uso del titanio y la cerámica, se especializa actualmente en cajas de reloj de avanzada ingeniería fabricadas con los materiales más innovadores, como el aluminuro de titanio y el Ceratanium®. Dando prioridad al principio de «la forma sigue a la función» por delante de la decoración, las atemporales creaciones de la firma relojera suiza plasman los sueños y ambiciones de sus propietarios a lo largo de su viaje por la vida.

IWC obtiene los materiales de forma responsable y toma medidas para minimizar su impacto en el medio ambiente, creando relojes intrínsecamente sostenibles que están diseñados para durar generaciones. La compañía se enorgullece de formar a sus futuros relojeros e ingenieros, así como de facilitar un excelente ambiente de trabajo a todos los empleados. IWC también colabora con organizaciones que trabajan a nivel mundial para apoyar a niños y jóvenes.

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Tickets for Goodwood’s 2022 motorsport events now on sale

Tickets for Goodwood’s 2022 motorsport events now on sale

08 November 2021

Tickets for Goodwood’s 2022 motorsport events now on sale

  • Tickets for Goodwood’s three headline motorsport events are now on sale.
  • The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will be held on 9-10 April and is exclusive to GRRC Members and Fellows.
  • The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be held on 23-26 June.
  • The Goodwood Revival will be held on 16-18 September.

Goodwood is delighted to announce that tickets for its 2022 motorsport events – the 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, and the Revival – are now on sale at goodwood.com.

Whether you join us for the food, fun and festivities on offer at the Members’ Meeting, the fascinating future tech on display at the Festival of Speed, or to discover fabulous second-hand treasures at the Revival – in addition to the unrivalled and up-close access to cars and bikes from across the automotive annals as well as rip-roaring racing, demonstrations and hillclimb action – Goodwood’s motorsport events have it all.

Festival of Speed 2021

This year saw Goodwood make an incredible return to the motorsport and motoring calendar, and we are delighted to have welcomed back our passionate fans after more than 18 months away. We are already looking forward to next year when the events will not only revert to the usual order, but will run at full capacity. We are also pleased to share that Festival of Speed customers who purchase their tickets before 31 March 2022 will be able to benefit from the UK Government’s ‘creative industry tax relief’ with a reduced VAT rate of 12.5%.

We have a range of ticket options on offer, with children under 12 going free at all our motorsport events, and a Young Person ticket available for those aged between 13 and 21 years of age. Event-goers can make use of our plentiful parking, or travel by train to Chichester and hop on one of the regular shuttle buses that run between the station and the events.

Those wishing to attend the Goodwood Road Racing Club-only 79th Members’ Meeting in April, can join the GRRC Fellowship to purchase tickets. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship offers a range of benefits in addition to Members’ Meeting access, including exclusive video archives, competitions, offers and much more. You could even make a start on your Christmas shopping and give the gift of Goodwood motorsport, by purchasing the Fellowship as a gift subscription, complete with a certificate that can be downloaded and printed, or emailed.

In addition to tickets, Goodwood’s unrivalled hospitality packages are also now available to book for the 2022 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Whether customers are looking for a great day out with friends, entertaining clients or celebrating something special, Goodwood’s hospitality provides the ultimate setting to enjoy the events. Email hospitality@goodwood.com or call 01243 755054.

Also launching at Goodwood in 2022, will be Goodwoof (28-29 May) and Eroica Britannia (6-7 August). The two new events will bring ‘all things dog’ and vintage cycling to the estate’s impressive and popular events portfolio. Tickets to Goodwoof are on sale now at goodwood.com, with Eroica Britannia to follow at the end of the year.

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2022 Event Dates:

  • Goodwoof, Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 May 2022
  • 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April 2022
  • Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2022
  • Eroica Britannia, Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 August 2022
  • Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September 2022

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased via goodwood.com or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

For an extra special day out, hospitality is also available across the event and can be organised by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054.

Goodwood wants customers to be able to book with confidence and if it is deemed that Goodwood events cannot take place on advice from the UK Government due to the ever-changing pandemic, the ‘Ticket Guarantee’ means customers can transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

Covid-19
Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Goodwood continues to work closely with Public Health England and UK Government advisory groups and all events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

About the Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an epic weekend of motor racing founded by the Duke of Richmond, which aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere with no crowds, thanks to being exclusively available to GRRC Members and Fellowship. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment; along with the very best food and drink. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.

About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by bp, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event, encouraging attendees to embrace its Revive and Thrive ethos.

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Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

  • The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will be held on 9-10 April.
  • The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be held on 23-26 June.
  • The Goodwood Revival will be held on 16-18 September.
  • Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 8 November at 9am.
  • Customers can get early access from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Goodwood is pleased to announce the dates for its 2022 motorsport and automotive events. Kicking off the season will be the 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport on 9-10 April, followed by the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 23-26 June and finishing with Goodwood Revival on 16-18 September.

2021 saw Goodwood make an incredible return to the motorsport and motoring calendar, with all three events taking place over the summer and autumn, welcoming back our passionate fans after more than 18 months away. Looking ahead to next year, the events will not only revert to the usual order – starting with the Members’ Meeting in April – but they will run at full capacity and bring back many popular aspects as well as new celebrations, moments, car launches and interactive customer experiences.

Members’ Meeting will remain the playground for Members and Fellows of the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC), with a weekend of exceptional racing, high-speed demonstrations, off-track festivities and fireworks, and of course the unique school ‘house’ rivalry.

Festival of Speed 2021

The Festival of Speed will return as the destination for innovation, technology and future mobility, as well as hosting perennial favourites including Formula 1, drift, contemporary teams, champion drivers and riders of past, present and future, and more than a century of motorsport history. The awe-inspiring Future Lab will wow event-goers, as will the latest supercars in action on the Hill, and the world’s leading manufacturers launching their latest cars. Electric Avenue – the ultimate place for consumers to immerse themselves in the world of electric mobility – will be back after its debut in 2021.

Revival will once again host the world’s greatest weekend of historic racing, accompanied by fabulous vintage fashion and glamour, set within the iconic Goodwood Motor Circuit. Popular new initiatives for 2021, including the Make Do & Mend corner and Revival Car Boot Sale, will make a welcome – and enhanced – return, as Goodwood continues to celebrate and showcase sustainability and second-hand lifestyle, encouraging attendees to embrace the event’s Revive and Thrive ethos.

Goodwood Revival 2021

Further details and announcements on what will feature at this year’s events will be announced in the months ahead.

Commenting on next year’s events, The Duke of Richmond said: “I am thrilled that our much-loved, sell-out motorsport events will be making a spectacular return in 2022. Thank you to everyone who attended and partnered with the Festival of Speed, Revival and Members’ Meeting this year. Your loyalty and support after a challenging 18 months made them more special than ever, and we can’t wait to see you back at Goodwood again next year. It really will be a season not to miss.”

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 79th Members’ Meeting, Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will be on sale at goodwood.com on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30 October 2021 – GRRC Members
  • Monday 1 November 2021 – GRRC Fellowship
  • Monday 8 November 2021 – Public

As in previous years, children aged 12 and under go free and a Young Person ticket will also be available for those aged between 13 and 21 years of age.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, exclusive video content, competitions, offers and much more.

Goodwood’s unrivalled hospitality packages are available to book now for the 2022 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054. Whether customers are looking for a great day out with friends, entertaining clients or celebrating something special, Goodwood’s hospitality provides the ultimate setting to enjoy the events.

Also launching at Goodwood in 2022, will be Goodwoof (28-29 May) and Eroica Britannia (6-7 August). The two new events will bring ‘all things dog’ and vintage cycling to the estate’s impressive and popular events portfolio. Tickets to Goodwoof are on sale now at goodwood.com, with Eroica Britannia to follow at the end of the year.

2022 Event Charities

The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival will also partner with two new charities in 2022. Race Against Dementia, a charity set up by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will be supported by the Festival of Speed and local charity Aldingbourne Trust will be supported by the Revival.

Race Against Dementia is a global charity established to fund pioneering research to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. The Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowship Programme draws from the most promising early career scientific talent around the world. Collaboration with forward-thinking teams in Formula One and other innovative organisations brings the dynamic attitude, dedication and agility of Grand Prix teamwork to drive results in dementia research. The programme not only accelerates the Fellows’ personal research agendas but also aspires to catalyse a change in dementia research culture globally.

The Aldingbourne Trust provides real skills, care and jobs in a 21st Century way. Through strong partnerships and social enterprise, they enable adults with learning disabilities to have real choices and to lead more independent lives. The trust provides much-valued support in all aspects of their lives including accommodation, training, employment, advice and having fun!

Image credit: 1. Jayson Fong | 2. Dominic James | 3. Jayson Fong | 4. Dominic James | 5. Jayson Fong

Goodwood Revival 2021

Tickets for the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival go on sale to the public on Monday 8 November at 9am at goodwood.com, with priority booking available for GRRC Members and Fellows. Customers can join the Fellowship at any time to receive priority booking for the 2022 events.

2022 Event Dates:

  • 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport, Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April 2022
  • Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2022
  • Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September 2022

Sunday

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased via goodwood.com or by calling the Ticket Office on 01243 755055.

Members of the public can get early access to tickets and buy from 1 November by joining the GRRC Fellowship. For just £43 a year, the Fellowship not only provides a special ticket window, but is the only entry route to join the GRRC, offering a range of benefits including access to the members-only Members’ Meeting, access to video archives, competitions, offers and much more.

For an extra special day out, hospitality is also available across the event and can be organised by emailing hospitality@goodwood.com or calling 01243 755054.

Goodwood wants customers to be able to book with confidence and if it is deemed that Goodwood events cannot take place on advice from the UK Government due to the ever-changing pandemic, the ‘Ticket Guarantee’ means customers can transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

Covid-19
Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Goodwood continues to work closely with Public Health England and UK Government advisory groups and all events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines

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About the Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an epic weekend of motor racing founded by the Duke of Richmond, which aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere with no crowds, thanks to being exclusively available to GRRC Members and Fellowship. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment; along with the very best food and drink. Joining the GRRC Fellowship is the only way to become a full GRRC Member.

About Audrain Motorsport
Audrain Motorsport is all about the chance to share extraordinary experiences centred around the way you want to engage with cars and motorcycles. No matter where your passion connects, on a tour, rally or back country drive; exploring the limits of your car and your talent against the clock on a track; as an insider at the world’s leading Concours d’Elegance and historic races; or sharing conversation with the movers, shakers and legends of the motoring world in an intimate setting, we are here to make it possible.

Audrain Motorsport promises “curated immersive automotive experiences” for all its members who are looking to take their passion to the next level, and to operate at the top of the automotive lifestyle chain. For more information please visit, www.AudrainMotorsport.com and stay up-to-date with all news and information by following us on our YouTube Channel and social media platforms.

About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by bp, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event, encouraging attendees to embrace its Revive and Thrive ethos.

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Goodwood Revival 17 – 19 September 2021

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Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: Sir Stirling Moss remembered

Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: Sir Stirling Moss remembered

  • The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “722” will be at the centre of the memorial to Sir Stirling Moss
  • A year ago, British motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss passed away at the age of 90
  • Digital book of condolences from Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Festival of Speed

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England from 8 to 11 July 2021, Mercedes-Benz will remember Sir Stirling Moss. Goodwood’s cricket ground will feature the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “722” (W 196 S) driven by the British racing driver, who died in 2020, as the focal point of a memorial commissioned by the Duke of Richmond and created by designer and artist Andy Dance.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen „722“ (W 196 S, links) und Mercedes-Benz Formel-1-Rennwagen W 196 R mit freistehenden Rädern. Foto mit den ehemaligen Rennfahrern Stirling Moss (links) und Juan Manuel Fangio vom Hockenheimring aus dem Jahr 1991. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: A48322) // Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car “722” (W 196 S, left) and Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car W 196 R with free-standing wheels. Photo showing former racing drivers Stirling Moss (left) and Juan Manuel Fangio taken at the Hockenheimring in 1991. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: A48322)

“In honour of the great man and outstanding racing driver Sir Stirling Moss, Mercedes-Benz Classic will present the legendary racing sports car in which Stirling Moss celebrated his greatest success as our works driver at the 1955 Mille Miglia in a dignified setting at this, the ‘largest automotive garden party in the world’,” explained Christian Boucke, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. Sir Stirling Moss passed away in London on 12 April 2020 at the age of 90.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen „722“. Gefahren vom ehemaligen Rennfahrer und Mercedes-Benz Markenbotschafter Sir Stirling Moss beim Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: D153159) // Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car 722. Driven by former racing driver and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Sir Stirling Moss at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D153159)

300 SLR “722” as the focal point of the memorial

The memorial to Sir Stirling Moss on the cricket ground at Goodwood House will showcase the original 300 SLR “722” on a pedestal inside a glass cube. The winning car from that year will be surrounded by obelisks commissioned by the Duke of Richmond from designer and artist Andy Dance. Monitor screens will be integrated in the obelisks showing videos recalling the life of Sir Stirling Moss. Historic film footage from Mercedes-Benz will remind us of, amongst other things, the outstanding role played by the English racing driver for the Stuttgart brand in the 1955 motor racing season.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen (W 196 S). Foto vom Tourist Trophy Race in Dundrod (Nordirland) am 17. September 1955. Stirling Moss und John Cooper Fitch gewinnen das Rennen auf dem Fahrzeug mit der Startnummer 10. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: U23818 // Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car (W 196 S). Photo taken at the Tourist Trophy Race at Dundrod (Northern Ireland) on 17 September 1955. Stirling Moss and John Cooper Fitch won the race in the car bearing starting number 10. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: U23818

The digital book of condolences, which Mercedes-Benz Classic has created in memory of Sir Stirling Moss, will also be displayed on the screens. The interactive document can be accessed at www.mercedes-benz.com/stirlingmoss and mb4.me/stirlingmoss. The QR code that accesses the book of condolences directly will be on display at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood House.

Legendary motor racing season of 1955

In the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722, Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia with a record average speed of 157.65 km/h. Stirling Moss’s victories in the 300 SLR were decisive in Mercedes-Benz’s winning the World Sports Car Championship in 1955. That year, Moss also competed for Mercedes-Benz in Formula One in the single-seater W 196 R and finished runner-up behind his team-mate Juan-Manuel Fangio.

Following the Festival of Speed, the 300 SLR “722” will be on display at the British Grand Prix (14 to 16 July) at Silverstone and then at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands. At the Goodwood Revival from 17 to 19 September 2021, a presentation of all of Stirling Moss’s racing cars will include the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR “722” and the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Formula One racing car with free-standing wheels.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen (W 196 S). Foto von der Mille Miglia (Italien), 1. Mai 1955. Die späteren Sieger Stirling Moss/Denis Jenkinson im Fahrzeug mit der Startnummer 722 kurz nach dem Start in Brescia. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: 55051-12) // Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car (W 196 S). Photo from the Mille Miglia (Italy), 1 May 1955. The subsequent winners Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in the car with starting number 722 shortly after the start in Brescia. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: 55051-12)

Mercedes-Benz has been present at Goodwood for many years with its Silver Arrows and other sporty vehicles from the brand’s history. Drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Hans Herrmann, Jochen Mass and Jackie Stewart have been known to put the cars through their paces at that venue. The first Festival of Speed took place in 1993 with around 25,000 visitors at the Duke of Richmond’s country estate in Sussex (England). In the meantime, this international show in the grounds of Goodwood House has developed into the largest motorsport event in Great Britain with up to 200,000 visitors over four days.

“In 1993, my original idea was to generate the atmosphere of a proper garden party and then bring together valuable historic cars and their corresponding drivers from the different generations,” explained the Duke of Richmond, organiser of the Festival of Speed. The grandfather of the present Duke, “Freddie” Richmond, organised a hill climb outside Goodwood House as early as 1936 and converted a military airfield into the Goodwood race track in 1948, where the Goodwood Revival has been held since 1997.

Der ehemalige Rennfahrer und Mercedes-Benz Markenbotschafter Sir Stirling Moss im Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen (W 196 S). Foto vom Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: D153151) // Former racing driver and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Sir Stirling Moss in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car (W 196 S). Photo from Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D153151)

Stirling Moss and Goodwood

Goodwood had a special significance for long-time Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Stirling Moss: this was where he celebrated his first victory in his first race in 1948. After a serious accident in April 1962 on the fast circuit, this was also the place where he ended his career. “Stirling and his wife Susie were such an important part of the Goodwood family for so many years,” the Duke of Richmond paid tribute. “We hope that fans at our events around the world will join us in celebrating his racing career and bidding farewell to ‘Mr Goodwood’ in 2021. Stirling’s supreme skill and love for his sport will continue to be remembered at Goodwood for many years to come.”

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rennsportwagen „722“. Gefahren vom ehemaligen Rennfahrer und Mercedes-Benz Markenbotschafter Sir Stirling Moss beim Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Fotosignatur der Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive: D153154) // Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car 722. Driven by former racing driver and Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Sir Stirling Moss at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. (Photo signature in the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives: D153154)

The car shown by Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2021

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car “722” (W 196 S, 1955)

Mercedes-Benz developed the 300 SLR (W 196 S) for the 1955 World Sportscar Championship. It was based on the successful W 196 R Formula One racing car. The main difference besides the body was the engine: the racing car did not have to comply with the Formula One displacement limit and was powered by a three-litre version of the eight-cylinder inline engine, which ran on regular premium-grade petrol rather than special racing fuel. Its high performance potential and unrivalled durability as well as reliability made the 300 SLR far superior to its competitors in 1955. Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson, in the car bearing starting number 772, took first place in the one-two win in the Mille Miglia. There were more double victories in the Eifel race, the Swedish Grand Prix and the Targa Florio (Sicily), plus a triple victory in the Tourist Trophy in Ireland, and, finally, victory in the World Sports Car Championship.

Technical specifications of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing sports car

Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 8/inline
Displacement: 2,982 cc
Output: 222 kW (302 hp)
Top speed: more than 300 km/h

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Pistons at dawn, para los fanáticos del automovilismo, la nueva película de Hollywood sobre el período previo a las 24 horas de Le Mans de 1966

Pistones al amanecer

Para los fanáticos del automovilismo, la nueva película de Hollywood sobre el período previo a las 24 horas de Le Mans de 1966 es una visita obligada. Más de medio siglo después, la feroz rivalidad que representa entre Ford y Ferrari sigue siendo un fascinante duelo de voluntades, pero ¿qué sucedió realmente al final de la carrera?

Palabras de Peter Hall

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Seis aspectos destacados del automovilismo en Goodwood 2019

Seis aspectos destacados del automovilismo en Goodwood 2019

¿Puedes creer que la temporada de deportes de motor de Goodwood 2019 ha terminado? Bueno, no hay necesidad de quedarse abajo, ya que las entradas para el Festival de Velocidad de Goodwood 2020 presentado por mastercard, 78th Members ‘Meeting y Revival ya están a la venta.