(Sir) Stirling and 'Jenks' on their way to victory in 1955
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PistonHeads Pic Of The Week is usually a photograph but we couldn't resist sharing this cracking image of Stirling Moss, his navigator Denis Jenkinson and the M-B 300 SLR on a charge to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, especially as we know what a charitable bunch our lovely PHers are. (Yep, that's right, we're on the scrounge again...)
Our latest POTW is a painting by renowned motoring artist James Dugdale, and it has been picked to star on the 2010 charity Christmas card from the Guild Of Motoring Writers. "Send your season's greetings in style," they say, and here's how you can do that. All proceeds from sales of the card go to the Guild's Benevolent Fund for motoring hacks who've fallen on hard times, and naturally we can't think of a nobler cause. (Ahem!)
The image itself is owned by Bodyshop Magazine, who - in the same spirit of charitable giving - have kindly agreed to let you download it as a wallpaper for your PC (no commercial use allowed though folks!). Even more kindly, they've agreed to offer the image as an A2 print to charitable PHers who feel like writing a £20 cheque to BEN, the automotive (and related industries) benevolent fund.
If you'd like a copy, send your cheque for £20 (made payable to 'BEN' please) to:
Charity Poster Offer Bodyshop Magazine The Firs High Street Whitchurch Bucks HP22 4JU
Meanwhile, we look forward to receiving all those Christmas cards!
About time they showed "How About a Lift Old Boy" again
mybrainhurts12 Nov 2010
Those were the days...
Jumpers for goalposts...
Toilet rolls for pace notes...
chevronb3712 Nov 2010
Paul Dishman said:
They had Jenks' write-up of the great race as a supplement to MotorSport magazine a few years ago. By far the best piece of automotive journalism I've ever read and what a remarkable drive. 1,000 miles averaging 97mph in 1955 - incredible.
Jenks wrote the report out in longhand and stuck it in the post back to Motor Sport. He didn't make a copy
At that time I think he spent most of the summer months in Europe living a travelling lifestyle didn't he? Doubt he ever made copies of any of his reports. My MS archive only goes back to 1962, must try to find the 1955 MM edition at some point. Was nice that they reprinted it for those of us born too late.
jeff66612 Nov 2010
I have a poster of this on the wall at work, see it every day,,, ok as you were.