It was actually Stirling’s father, Alfred Moss, who bought the car, owning it from 1946 to 1950. He allowed his son to compete in it, and he chalked up his very first victories with it. His first win was in the 1947 Harrow Car Club Trial, quickly followed by successes at the Cullen Cup and JCC Eastbourne Rally.
Patrick Wills brought the car to the 2021 Revival, it having been in his family’s ownership since 1983. It has had a consistently active life during that time, winning four out of eight Pomeroy Trophies it entered between 1989 and 2003. In 2012, Stirling Moss was reunited with the car at the Goodwood Revival.
At previous events, the car has claimed podium finishes at Revival in the hands of Patrick’s father, but this weekend it was Patrick himself who drove it in the parade before handing it over to John Ure and Alastair Pugh for the Brooklands Trophy. “I’ve raced it myself,” he says, “but it was a while back. I have raced it at Silverstone and Donington but I haven’t raced it ay Goodwood myself. Last time I competed with it was with Stirling at Prescott, so I was in the passenger seat. Stirling drove it quite a lot in his last years and loved it. He learnt to drive on this car. His father Alfred bought it for him probably thinking it’s a relatively safe car to learn in.”