2000 Derek Daly Signed Toyota Pro Celebrity Race Used Suit
Derek Daly started racing in the European Formula Two Championship in 1977. In 1978 and 1979, he competed in both F2 and F1, finishing third in the F2 championship in both seasons. His best year in F1 was 1980, when he scored two 4th-place finishes and finished 11th in the Drivers’ Championship.
From 1982 to 1989 he drove in the CART series, and his CART record stands at 66 races, including every Indianapolis 500 from 1983 to 1989, except for 1986. He had 21 top-ten finishes, including one podium finish, a 3rd place at Milwaukee in 1987. In September 1984 he was nearly killed in a horrible crash in the Detroit Grand Prix 200. The front end of his car was sheared off and he suffered multiple injuries including a crushed left ankle, double compound fracture to the left tibia and fibula, fractured left hip socket, severely fractured pelvis, several broken left side ribs, broken left hand, 3rd degree burns to the left arm, dislocated right foot and ankle, deep abrasions and soft tissue to right heel, and internal bleeding.
Daly had success in Sportscar racing in 1988 driving his Silk Cut Jaguar to a 4th-place finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Daly notably won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1990 and 1991, driving a Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo. In 1990, he had the unusual distinction of driving both the first and second-placed cars as he was driving stints in two cars.
Daly then went on to a very successful career in Motorsports as a broadcaster and commentator. His son Connor currently drives in the IndyCar Series.
This racing suit was worn by Derek Daly while winning the Toyota Pro Celebrity race with celebrity co-driver, Josh Brolin. Its signed by him in black marker pen and comes directly from his personal collection.
The suit comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.