Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet

Innes_Ireland_Original_Worn_Open_Face_Bell_Magnum_Helmet_01_ev Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet

Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet
An original vintage used Bell helmet from 60s Grand Prix driver Innes Ireland. Ireland was a larger-than-life character who started racing after serving in the British Army Parachute Regiment. He would shine brightly driving in sports car racing, catching the eye of Lotus chief Colin Chapman. In 1960 he won three non-championship Formula One races and would finish fourth in the World Drivers Championship. Badly injured in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, Ireland recovered to win the Solitude Grand Prix and the Flugplatzrennen F1 races, and then finished up the season with a victory in the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Ireland achieved all this while competing against all of the top Formula One drivers of the day. Despite these successes he was replaced at Lotus at seasons end when team boss Chapman was considering a younger driver named Jim Clark as a better option. Despite the occasional success, Ireland would never again have the machinery to match his undeniable talent. This helmet was originally obtained from the Innes Ireland Estate. The helmet has the famous checkered strip running around it and has detailed information on red Dymo Tape labels with Irelands name, age and medical details placed on the back of the helmet. An MDS logo features prominently on the peak of the helmet. Please check our other listings for a collection of Innes Irelands used memorabilia including his suit. The item “Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet” is in sale since Thursday, April 15, 2021. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Racing-Auto”. The seller is “racinghalloffame” and is located in Burlington, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Product: Helmet
  • Autograph Authentication: Hall of Fame Collection
  • Modified Item: No
  • Player: Innes Ireland
  • Original/Reprint: Original
  • Signed: No
  • Features: Used in Game
  • Sport: Racing-Auto

Innes Ireland Original Worn Open Face Bell Magnum Helmet