Jack Brabham Original Worn Vintage Simpson Helmet
This Simpson helmet was used by one of Formula One’s all-time greats, Sir Jack Brabham. The Australian racing driver was Formula One World Champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966.
“Black Jack” co-founded the Brabham racing team and was the constructor of the championship race cars that bore his name. He was the first, and still the only man, to win the Formula One World Championship while driving one of his own cars. Sir Jack retired to Australia after the 1970 F1 season, where he would buy a farm, and maintained several business interests which included Engine Developments, a racing engine manufacturer, and several garages. He was also honored for his service to motorsport with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1966. He then became the first post-war racing driver to be knighted receiving the honor in 1978. Sir Jack Brabham sadly passed away in 2014 at age 88.
This helmet was used by Sir Jack while driving at various historic racing events. It is believed to have been used over his later years while appearing at many of these functions, where Sir Jack would drive the very Brabham cars which he made famous throughout his career. He was a regular guest for many years at the Goodwood Festivals in the UK and would have worn this helmet there, as well as at many other worldwide events.
This is a fabulous opportunity to own a helmet used by this great man and icon of F1 racing.
The helmet comes with a Hall of Fame Collection Certificate Of Authenticity.