In May 1963, Team Lotus owner Colin Chapman brought Scotland’s Jim Clark over to the Indianapolis 500 for the very first time.
Chapman was joined at the race by Stirling Moss who had retired from racing following a heavily crash at Goodwood Race course. Following his retirement, Moss had tested the Lotus 19 but decide against returning to racing.
Moss watched on as Parnelli Jones took victory in ‘The Greatest Spectacle In Racing’ just ahead of Jim Clark while Dan Gurney finished seventh.
Sir Stirling may not have competed in the Indianapolis 500, however as in 1924, five years before Stirling was was born his father Alfred ‘AE’ Moss competed in the Indianapolis 500 for the Chevrolet brothers, in the No.28 Barber-Warnock Ford T/Fronty Ford, starting the race from 20th and finishing the event in 16th place.