Mark Knopfler is known all over the world as a great guitar master and the permanent leader of the legendary group Dire Straits, which finally ceased to exist a quarter of a century ago. To the delight of fans of his work, since then he has successfully continued his career as a solo artist.
But not everyone knows that he is also a passionate fan of four-wheeled vehicles and a collector of historic cars. On this basis, he made friends with another legendary Briton, Sir Stirling Moss, who passed away six months ago.
In general, Knopfler’s love for cars and motorsport began in the late 50s: when he was ten years old, he somehow saw on TV a race in which Moss participated. Having become a world-class rock star, Mark was able to afford all sorts of expensive hobbies and even occasionally raced historic cars.
Last weekend, the participants of Speed Week in Goodwood paid tribute to the remarkable racer, and as part of this action, Mark Knopfler performed a short version of the famous instrumental composition Going Home, which usually ended Dire Straits concerts. Thanks to Goodwood’s press service, everyone can now listen to it …