Two motorsport legends were reunited at the Melbourne Grand Prix when Sir Stirling Moss and the Maserati 250F in which he won the 1956 Melbourne Grand Prix were brought together to open the city's new Ferrari and Maserati dealership.
The driver and the car came together in 1956 in Albert Park for one of the greatest Formula One races.
Although total production of the Maserati 250F was just 26 cars, it was the backbone of the Formula One championship from 1954 to 1960, when it made its last appearance in a Formula One event. That's a long life for a racing car. Cars raced today usually have just a 12-month life.
Sir Stirling is recognised as the greatest driver never to win the world championship. He began his racing career hill-climbing in a Cooper 500 in 1948 at the age of 18. In 1955 he was signed by Mercedes-Benz to partner world champion Fangio. That year Sir Stirling shadowed the great Argentinian in most Grands Prix, and beat him to win the British GP.
One of the original jet-setters, Sir Stirling still dashes round the world fulfilling engagements and competing in historic racing.