vrijdag 5 november 2010
Ronnie Peterson used these Simpson gloves during the 1977 season when he drove the sixwheeler Tyrrell and the beginning of 1978 when he returned to Team Lotus. In those days drivers were nursing their equipment much more than nowadays. Contemporary F1 drivers use several pairs of overalls, gloves and helmets in just one racing weekend, which does not make them very rare. In the 1970s, these old heroes used two to three helmets and overalls per season. Traces on these Simpson gloves even proof that Ronnie used them for more than one year!
zondag 24 oktober 2010
This is a large bodywork piece from the famous Tyrrell sixwheeler Formula 1 car that was driven by the Swede Ronnie Peterson in 1977. This particular bodyshell was used in the beginning of the 1977 season, because later on in the season, plastic windows were fitted around the top of the cockpit area. Although Ronnie Peterson was seen as the fastest and most spectacular racing driver of the 1970s, he was not very successful in this car with a 3rd place in the Belgium Grand Prix as his best result. He would be re-united with his old Lotus team in 1978, winning two races before his fatal accident in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Nowadays this piece is displayed in a Swedish exhibition about the racing career of Ronnie.
vrijdag 22 oktober 2010
This is an original Lotus front wing end plate, fitted on the right side of Nigel Mansell's Lotus 95T nose cone. The famous John Player Special logo reminds of Nigel's most successful season with Team Lotus in 1984 before moving to Williams. Nigel scored two podium places this season during the French and Dutch Grand Prix and nearly won the wet Monaco Grand Prix. This item comes with an original certificate signed by Clive Chapman - son of Lotus initiator Colin Chapman. Contact me for more information.