Best of British!

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We are delighted to showcase some more new unique pieces this week that reflect the Best of British in motorsport from Donington Park, Bentley at Le Mans, the Isle of Man TT and the Formula 1 World Championship.

First, we have a wonderful race used helmet from MotorSport magazine’s Moto GP writer and 1986 250cc Isle of Man TT winner, Mat Oxley. This superb original 1990 Arai Giga race used helmet was painted by Mike Fairholme and was later “marked up” in sharpie by Mat with his new design ideas that were the subject of his letter to Mike (also included). Whilst the ideas were never executed, the helmet is a fantastic piece with undoubted provenance.

Next, we have just taken into stock a half-scale wind tunnel model rear wing from the 2003 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Le Mans programme run by Peter Elleray at RTN. Still over 2ft wide, this wing is an excellent example of the engineering excellence behind top class motorsport and will make a terrific display piece. A key development part from the 2003 Le Mans winning programme offered with a limited edition print hand signed by race winner Guy Smith.

If race used parts are your interest, we have a complete carbon fibre airbox inlet “snout” from the 2002 Jaguar Racing Cosworth V10 newly available. A great piece for any F1 collection.

On a smaller scale, we are offering an original ceramic FIA Scrutineering tool from the 1990s used to check refuelling nozzle dimensions, as well as a beautifully engineered carbon and titanium piece from the Brawn BGP 001 World Championship winning car that has been made into a desk display.

Finally this week, the original sign written display board from the earliest car in the personal racing car collection of the late Tom Wheatcroft that opened to the public in 1973 as “The Donington Collection”. Sadly, the museum closed its doors in 2018 and this sign was retired in the mid-1990s. A significant collectible from what was the greatest collection of Formula One cars in the world.

Thank you

Tim

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