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Why we remember Sir Stirling Moss as auto racing royalty
Stirling Moss was the closest thing to royalty that many of us will ever meet, so it was only right that Prince Charles felt it appropriate to knight him years ago—long after racing fans did. Sir Stirling, who died on April 12 at the age of 90, didn’t race competitively after 1961; a horrific crash at Goodwood made sure of that. But his reputation behind the wheel grew to such heights that, five decades later, his name still means something, even to enthusiasts too young to have ever seen him in action.