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"Life Begins at Seventy"
- Stirling Moss in Mercedes 'Gullwing', Goodwood 2000

 © Tim Hain 2004
A friend told me recently of a radio interview he heard some ten years ago, in which Stirling Moss remarked that the advantage of losing one's hair at twenty one is that thereafter one always looks the same age. If anyone qualifies as ageless, it must surely be a sixty nine year old racing driver who neatly overtakes Willie Green's Ferrari on the outside going into Woodcote Corner, holds his Aston Martin DBR1 in a perfect four wheel drift with one hand, as he waves a cheeky "Thanks, and goodbye!" to his considerably younger rival with the other! A genius and a gentleman - irrepressible, irreplaceable...

Who said life begins at forty?