Pedro Rodriguez Racing Memorabilia
Pedro Rodriguez Racing Memorabilia

Rodriguez, Pedro

Pedro Rodriguez Racing Memorabilia
1940 - 1971

Pedro Rodriguez Racing Memorabilia

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1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

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1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash - Steering Wheel.

Here we have a VERY special and TOTALLY unique item.

In the 1967 season, it was quite normal for hot-shot Formula 1 drivers to also compete in the Formula 2 championship and so did Pedro Rodriguez even though he was a Cooper works F1 driver at that time.

On August the 20th, 1967 Pedro drove the Ron Harris entered Protos Cosworth F2 in the "Gran Premio del Mediterraneo" at the Enna track on Sicily.

The Protos F2 was quite a special car which was designed by Frank Costin with a chassis that was largely made of wood and which featured an enclosed cockpit!

During the race, Pedro was battling it out with Jean-Pierre Beltoise for second place, lost it and crashed the car heavily, thus smashing it to matchwood!

According to the person that salvaged this steering wheel from the wreck, it was, apart from the engine(!), the largest surviving part of the car!

During the crash, Pedro was launched from the car, still strapped in his seat and so passed leader Jackie Stewart who later stated that he had never been challenged for the lead in a race by someone without a car...

Amazingly enough, Pedro only suffered a broken heel in this massive crash.

Ray Buckley, who was the team mechanic at the Ron Harris racing team salvaged the steering wheel and later, when he was employed by the Hesketh F1 team, passed it on to David Phelbs who had it mounted as presented and offered for sale now.

The steering wheel gives a good impression of how massive this shunt must have been....

The front of this mounting shows of course this very original steering wheel, a photo of Pedro and a caption.

The rear shows the declaration of David Phelbs and how he got to this steering wheel + a copy of an interview with Pedro on this shunt.

Along with it comes an original copy "Autosport" with a write up on the race and the accident.

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire such a unique item in such unmolested condition (after all, this is how it came out of the crash!) with such excellent provenance.

Only 1 available of course.

1967 Pedro Rodriguez Protos F2 Enna Crash Steering Wheel

Original June 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

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Original June 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Vintage June 1968 24 Heures du Mans Poster.

The race was postponed to September due to the infamous students riots.

June 15 & 16, 1968.

40 x 60 cm.
15.5 x 23.5 inches.

This poster is part of the so-called "Modern Photographic Approach" era in Le Mans posters which lasted from 1964 - 1971.

The layout and production of this poster were in the hands of Imprimerie Oberthur who realized this poster based on a color photograph, by Andre Delourmel, of the start of the 1967 edition.

It is in near mint condition for its age with some very minor wrinkling over a length of about 2 inches on the right hand border which doesn't distract from the overall appearance.

The race was won by Pedro Rodriguez & Lucien Bianchi in their # 9 John Wyer Ford GT40 with a total of 331 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1968.

Only 1 available.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

Free shipping !

Original June 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans Poster

Original 1969 Mexico Grand Prix Poster

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Original 1969 Mexico Grand Prix Poster

Newly arrived: Original 1969 Mexico Grand Prix Poster

Vintage Original poster for the Mexican Grand Prix held on October 19, 1969.

A VERY rare poster indeed!

It is in excellent condition for its age.

The artwork shows an artist's impression of what looks to be a McLaren ahead of a Lotus F1 car against a backdrop of the Mexican national colors, Green, white and red.

The bottom edges show a nice advertisement for Aeronaves de Mexico, Mexico's national airline, that encourages you to travel with them on their Super DC-8's and DC-9's.

The race was won by Denny Hulme on McLaren, ahead of Jackie Ickx on Brabham and Jack Brabham on... Brabham!

The poster measures some 23 x 17 inches or 59 x 44.5 cm.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but, given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

Read more on our shipping options HERE.

Original 1969 Mexico Grand Prix Poster