1970’s Rolf Stommelen Race Used Custom Made Leather Ciccio F1 Boots
Rolf Johann Stommelen was a German racing driver, who participated in 63 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix from 1969 to 1978, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of 14 championship points. He participated in several non-Championship Formula One races as well.
Known as one of the best endurance sports car racing drivers of the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, Stommelen would go on to win the 24 Hours of Daytona four times, in 1968, 1978, 1980 and 1982, and the Targa Florio in 1967 in a Porsche 910. He was also a 3-time class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
These custom-made, black leather, lace-up racing boots were made for Stommelen by iconic shoemaker Ciccio Liberto in Cefalu, Sicily. When Ciccio started making soft, handmade footwear for racing, they were embraced by the drivers, most famously by Niki Lauda on the way to his victory in the 1977 F1 season. The shoemaker Ciccio lays claim to the first shoes designed and made specifically for motor sports such as the Targa Florio and Formula One. He made shoes for many famous drivers in the day including Mario Andretti, Ignazio Giunti, Vic Elford, Jacky Ickx, Sebastian Vettel and the 1970’s Scuderia Ferrari drivers including Carlos Reutemann and Clay Regazzoni.
Don’t miss this rare and likely one off opportunity to add these to your collection today.
Check our other listings as we have Stommelen’s matching two-piece race suit available as well.
The boots come with a Certificate Of Authenticity.