Two great personalities from very different worlds have gone.
This with the news that Tim Brooke-Taylor and Sir Stirling Moss have both passed away.
Many of us remember Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE from The Goodies TV show in the 70’s and currently on re-run here.
He has featured in many other shows and productions over the years and was particularly popular here and Australia
Brooke-Taylor broke into comedy and acting while at Cambridge University and later to work with John Cleese and Graham Chapman from Monty Python’s Flying Circus fame. The rest as the say, is history.
Tim Brooke-Taylor passed away from complications from Covid-19 aged 79.
The other big name to pass away is Sir Stirling Moss.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE passed at the age of of 90 after suffering ill health for a long time.
The name Stirling Moss is synonymous with motor racing in the glory days of the sport.
Moss was never far away from the podium winning 212 of the 529 races he entered across several categories of competition.
However he has been described as “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship”.
In a tribute to local motor racing stalwart Jack Johnstone, the Southland Sports Car Club mentions that the appearance of Stirling Moss at the 1962 Teretonga International drew 18,000 spectators.
This was during an era when top F1 drivers raced in New Zealand.
Enjoy this video tribute Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and enjoy watching how Stirling Moss drove and how they did motor-racing back in the glory days.