Racing legend makes a Stirling effort to attend festival

Stirling Moss driving the 1952 Reims Grand Prix-winning Jaguar C-type. He will be reunited with the car at the Flywheel Festival, near Bicester in July. Picture from Historic Promotions. PNL-160206-114146001
Stirling Moss driving the 1952 Reims Grand Prix-winning Jaguar C-type. He will be reunited with the car at the Flywheel Festival, near Bicester in July. Picture from Historic Promotions. PNL-160206-114146001

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss will be at the second annual Flywheel Festival, at Bicester Heritage, from July 2 to 3.

He will be reunited with the Lotus 18, in which he won the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, and his 1952 Reims Grand Prix-winning Jaguar C-type, the first ever disc-braked car to take race victory.

The Lotus 18 is now actively campaigned by its current owner and has been restored to the 1961 Monaco GP specification.

Sir Stirling will be there with wife, Susie, and will be signing autographs for festival goers.

He said: “Susie and I are thrilled to be making our first visit to Flywheel. It should be an action-packed weekend, full of fun for all the family. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The event will also feature historic bikes and displays from vintage aircraft.

Advance single-day tickets for adults are £23 and two-day tickets are £41. Tickets for children between five and 15 are £7 for a single day and £12 for the weekend.

For more information and to book, visit www.flywheelfestival.com.