The official and verified Instagram account of Dire Straits icon Mark Knopfler has posted a recent photo today and exposed the details of how Mark’s admiration for motorsports and cars has started.

The official account has revealed that Mark’s passion for motorsports has started in the late 50s while he was watching TV and seeing British Formula One racing legend who has managed to 212 of the 529 races in his career, Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss.

After having a chance to meet with Sir Moss, he also had an opportunity to drive Aston Martin’s legendary car 1957 model DBR1 with Sir Moss himself and also participated in a few official races as well.

As you will check out the caption below, the description was written by the administrators of the official page, and more than 7K followers have liked the photo that was shared.

Here is what’s written on the caption:

“Mark’s love of cars and motorsport started as a child in the late 50s when he watched Stirling Moss, compete in a televised race.

As an adult, Mark occasionally competed in classic events and became friends with Sir Moss, seen here driving together in a 1957 Aston Martin DBR1.

There you can check out the photo of the official page below.