Piers Courage Racing Memorabilia
Here we have a truly unique item... this is the original armband, worn by Piers Courage during the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix!
These armbands (or "brassard" in French) could be regarded as the entry ticket to the pits, paddock etc. It was to be worn at all times (except when a driver was actually in the car on the track) and the different colors and text would indicate the "status" of the bearer.
At the 1968 Monaco grand Prix, Piers drove the Reg Parnell Racing entered BRM P126 with race number 16 which he qualified in 11th spot, a good 2.4 seconds behind pole sitter Graham Hill.
In the race he would retire in lap 12 with chassis problems.
Piers was killed on June 21, 1970 when he crashed his Frank Williams Racing Cars entered DeTomaso 505 at Zandvoort race track during the Dutch Grand Prix.
These original items that have been worn by Grand Prix drivers at such high profile events like the Monaco Grand Prix rarely come to market and we are very happy to be able to offer this brassard here.
Of course, we have only 1 available.
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The original armband of Piers Courage Monaco Grand Prix 1968
1969 Photo of Matra MS650 Spider Beltoise and Courage at Le Mans By Rainer Schlegelmilch.
This is vintage, i.e. printed shortly after the image was captured, 1969 Rainer Schlegelmilch photo of the number 33 Matra MS650 of Jean-Pierre Beltoise and the late Piers Courage en route to 4th place overall during the 1969 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The photo has been taken by master photographer Schlegelmilch at the Tertre Rouge section (Maison Blanche) after dawn on Saturday June 14, 1969.
I believe we see Beltoise driving here.
The factory Equipe Matra entry completed 368 laps which dropped them just outside the podium behind the Ford GT40 of David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood.
Dimensions: approximately 24.5 x 20 cm.
The race was won by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver in their # 6 Ford GT 40 (S/N 1075) with a total of 372 laps to their name.
For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1969.
Only 1 available.
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Vintage 1969 Photo of Matra MS650 Spider Beltoise and Courage at Le Mans
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.
Original 1969 Mexico Grand Prix Poster
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