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The Phil Morris Road Racing Museum Collection of Memorabilia and Motorcycle Spares / Phil Read's first motorcycle racing helmet, 1954 A signed Cromwell pudding basin helmet

Lot 11
Phil Read's first motorcycle racing helmet, 1954: A signed Cromwell pudding basin helmet
18 April – 3 May 2022, 12:00 BST
Bicester, Bicester Heritage

Sold for £2,040 inc. premium

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Phil Read's first motorcycle racing helmet, 1954: A signed Cromwell pudding basin helmet

used, size unknown, cork lined, painted in red with checker board banding, distressed condition, signed in black marker, lettered MGP to rear, remains of BMRC sticker to front, leather neck guard and chin strap.

Footnotes

The helmet was painted in these colours as Read was a fan of Luton FC and "The Hatters" had historically worn red jerseys from 1889-1896. This helmet was worn when Read won his first race at Oulton Park, having ridden from Luton he arrived at the circuit, stripped all the lights and accessories off his Gold Star, won the race, put everything back on and rode home. This helmet was also worn at his first Manx Grand Prix win.

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