I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Lady Susie Moss, wife and ally, and often walking memory bank, of Sir Stirling Moss.
I knew the couple for over 30 years and they were always friendly and generous with their time and conversation. Early on they coined a nickname for me which only in later years did they change for another, coincidentally one that was last used in my school years.
I vividly remember Susie’s hospitality when we arrived to film at their London home, with all the disruption that that created. I think Susie recognised and appreciated that we were all allies of Stirling. We weren’t there to try to gain a media advantage of him, or, by then an old man, get him to do things that he could no longer do.
She seemed to feel that it was ok to leave Stirling with me to just chat. I’ll never forget Fernando Alonso asking me to introduce him to Stirling. I knew Stirling rated him highly so effected the introduction of a surprisingly shy Fernando Alonso to one one his Grand Prix heroes.
In the last couple of years I’d written a couple of times to Susie but didn’t realise how unwell she was.
Another much missed old friend, and a lovely Lady in every sense of that word.
Top Photo: Mike Jones at Goodwood Revival 2008