In 1955 the fearless Denis Jenkinson (‘Jenks’) navigated Stirling Moss and their Mercedes Benz 300SLR 722 to win the 1,000 mile Mille Miglia around Italy. Sterling Moss completed the 1955 Mille Miglia in 10 hours 7 minutes and 48 seconds, giving them an amazing average speed of 97.9mph, which have since been enshrined in motor racing history as the perpetual Mille Miglia race record.
Stirling Moss Mille Miglia 1955
The ingenious roller map with its route notes compiled by Jenks during pre-race reconnaissance was key to the British duo’s performance in their German silver race car #722. These pace notes were pencilled onto a lengthy roll of paper which were housed in a waterproof, custom built aluminium box with a perspex window which Jenks could read as he would the roll on in pace with their progress. Moss and Jenks devised a system comprising of hand signals so Jenks could advise Moss of any time saving cuts or hazards along the way.
To commemorate this legendary Mille Miglia win in 1955, as well as paying tribute to the late Denis Jenkinson, Stirling Moss ltd have hand crafted a reproduction of this roller map containing a copy of Jenks pace notes which have been lovingly preserved. These roller maps are available in a strict limited edition, this is edition 151 of 722.