1995 Derek Bell Signed Le Mans Race Used Gloves
A great pair of race used Stand 21 gloves worn by the Master of Sportscar racing, Derek Bell.
These gloves were used while driving the Harrod’s sponsored McLaren F1 GTR during the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour. It was a special race for Bell, as although the period between 1981 and 1988 was the peak of his Le Mans career, he stated that the 1995 race was his personal favourite. Due to the fact that he stood on the podium together with his son Justin, along with co-driver Andy Wallace, where the trio finished 3rd overall and second in their class. It was second Le Mans participation of this father-son combination. The first time they competed together was in 1992 with Tiff Needell in Porsche 962C finishing 12th.
These gloves show very heavy and were probably worn by Bell for each of his stints in the car, The bright Yellow color matches the Harrod’s sponsored suits the drivers wore during the race. A similar pair of gloves can be seen being worn buy Justin Bell sitting in the car with his father looking on (see pictures).
Both gloves come personally signed by Derek Bell.