Jenk’s Recounting Of His 1955 Mille Miglia Record Ride With Moss

This past week I was sent an article that was published in the May 1997 issue of Motor Sport about Denis Jenkinson’s ride at Mille Miglia in 1955 with Stirling Moss in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR when Moss set the record time for that event.

Jenks With Moss

First Page Of Jenk’s Article In Motor Sport

A small note on the front page of the May 1997 article says that it was first published in Motor Sport in 1955.  Motor Sport is an old, very well-respected motoring magazine that has served and informed motor sports enthusiasts since 1924.

Motor Sport Magazine logo

I have included the full story of Denis Jenkinson’s ride with Stirling Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia in the following file.  It is a very interesting read.

Jenks with Moss Article

In recent post I included a photo that I took of Moss’ Mercedes-Benz 300SLR at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.  Jenkinson’s article includes many pictures of the Moss Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, but I wanted to show some color photos of this car, so rather than present more pictures of the Moss car I have included a couple of pictures of the same car that Moss/Jenkinson drove, except the car shown below was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, who did not take a co-driver/navigator with him in the 1955 Mille Miglia.

Mercedes-Benz 300SLR(3)

Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

Fangio finished second to Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia, about one half hour behind.  Jenkinson mentions American driver John Fitch in the article as a possible driver for the Mercedes-Benz team in the 1955 Mille Miglia.  Fitch did drive a works Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing coupe in the 1955 Mille Miglia to fifth place overall and first place in the GT Class.

Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

This Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Was Driven By Fangio At Mille Miglia

For other past and recent stories about motor sports check out the Motor Sports magazine website at www.motorsportmagazine.com      They have a great group of writers, many with wonderful racing resumes.

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