On Saturday, May 2nd 1959, the now famous Silverstone Circuit hosted the Bank Holiday Trophy race. Those in attendance got to witness some of the finest drivers of the era piloting their cars on the very limit. The main race of the day saw legends such as Jack Sears, Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss competing for honours, driving for three different British manufacturers: Austin Healey, Jaguar and Aston Martin.
Car number 54, with the venerable Stirling Moss behind the wheel, went on to take the win. Perhaps not the biggest shock as Stirling’s ability was well known. However, the car he was driving, the then new Aston Martin DB4 GT entered by David Brown, had just won on its debut outing.