1996 Wayne Taylor Signed Race Used Daytona 24 Hours Winning Gloves
Pair of mismatched Stand 21 racing gloves race-used by Endurance Sportscar racing driver Wayne Taylor. The South African driver wore these gloves while winning the 1996 24 Hours of Daytona. Taylor, driving a Doyle Racing Riley & Scott Mk III machine, teamed up with co-drivers Scott Sharp and Jim Pace to take the victory in one of the closest finishes in the event history. After cutting out a large lead during torrential rain the team hit problems with an accident and then a persistent mechanical problem which resulted in the lead being closed down by the second-placed MOMO Ferrari. Fortunately the trio of Doyle Racing drivers managed to hold onto the lead over the final hours and take the victory by 67 seconds. Taylor would also go on to win the 12 Hours of Sebring just a few weeks later. He is also a winner at the Le Mans 24 Hour and is a IMSA WSC champion in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1998 he won the Petit Le Mans and the prototype class in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He is the father of race driver sons Ricky and Jordan. Since retiring from competitive driving Taylor became a successful endurance racing team owner.
The blue gloves show heavy use and have tan leather palms and fingers. The right glove has a leather knuckle protection patch with embroidered manufacturing branding. Stand 21 and FIA standard labels are stitched onto the cuffs. Wayne Taylor has personally signed and race documented and dated both gloves across the leather Velcro fastening straps.
The gloves come in original packaging and with a full Certificate Of Authenticity.