Stars reveal their dream racers at historic racing forum

| 26 Sep 2013

The dream garages of a pack of motor sport stars were decided at a special forum held during the Goodwood Revival.

The revelations were made during the 3rd Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum, held in the restored Race Control building that now bears the company's name.

Compèred by Henry Hope-Frost, the ultimate historic racing car selections for a two-car garage were picked by the panel of Sir Stirling Moss, Nick Mason, Emanuele Pirro and Doug Nye.

And their choices were…

Sir Stirling Moss: Mercedes 300SLR ("the finest sports car ever built") and Maserati 300S

Nick Mason: Ferrari 250GTO, plus an equal tie between a Maserati T61 ‘Birdcage’ and a pre-war Aston Martin 1.5-litre

Doug Nye: Mercedes 300SLR Coupé and Ferrari 312B

Emanuele Pirro: Ferrari 250GT SWB and his Le Mans winning Audi R8 LMP1 car

The forum was quite feisty with some very strong views being expressed on originality and cheating in historic racing, particularly by Nick Mason and Sir Stirling Moss.

Sir Stirling Moss said: "I would prefer if the cars were original. It’s far more rewarding to drive a car with similar tyres and so on to see how your times stack up with professional drivers when these cars were new."

You can listen to a full, unedited podcast of the forum here