PIC OF THE WEEK: MOSS AT HIS BEST
We pay tribute to a racing legend in the week he officially retires from competitive driving
But the point is that Moss is indubitably one of Britain's true motorsport heroes, and the news this week that he is officially to hang up his helmet and retire from competitive racing after 60 years and at the age of 81 seems like an opportune moment to reflect on one heck of a glorious career.
Of course, with Moss there are literally hundreds of motorsport moments to choose from but we've picked out two that we feel are among the most significant.
The second picture comes from the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix in Italy, where Moss took a Vanwall to victory around a gruelling 16-mile circuit (the longest ever to stage a World Championship GP) in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 fans and just over 3m 13s ahead of Fangio's Maserati 250F (you can find out more about this particular feat in 'The Last Road Race', a fantastic book by Richard Williams).
Look after yourself, Stirling; we'll miss seeing you out on the circuit...