Monday, February 13, 2012

Historic Roller Map Replica Available From Sterling Moss

1955 Mille Miglia "Roller Map" Replica
Sir Sterling Moss is widely regarded as the most experienced, and quite possibly the most famous, living race car driver in the world. In 1955, Moss, along with navigator Denis "Jenks" Jenkinson, completed the treacherous Mille Miglia in record time and at a sustained average speed of nearly 98mph for the duration of the 1,000 mile event in their #722 factory sponsored 300SLR. The secret to the duo's miraculous success, other than the skill and experience of Moss himself, was the novel roller map devised by Jenks on pre-race laps of the circuit. The map itself was nothing more than penciled notes dictating the various obstacles, turns, elevation and speed changes, etc., that would be necessary during the race. The notes were compiled on a single long sheet of paper that was then fitted to a double roller system encased within a sturdy aluminum box with an acrylic window to make the notes visible on the go.

Now, the official website for Sterling Moss has a limited edition functional replica of this unique and historic device. In addition to the working, full scale replica, the kit also includes "tailored presentation boxes, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authentication individually signed by Sir Stirling" as well as a photo book of rarified images and Jenks' original post-race report as it first appeared in MotorSport magazine.

With an asking price of £749.95 ($1,178.12 at current exchange rate), the replica map box set may not be cheap, but you can be sure the racing/Mercedes/Moss enthusiast in your life will be the only kid on his block who has one. Available directly at now.

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  1. Stirling has closed his shop, so this item is now only available from


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