2012 The Silverstone Classic Sale

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Grand Prix Crash Helmet Signed by Eddie Kidd & Phil Read

Lot No.: 25

Year of Manufacture: 1978
Estimate (£): 500 - 700
Sold for (£): Unsold

The vendor's wife entered a newspaper competition to write a caption for a picture (of Steve McQueen leaping the fence in the "Great Escape" film) and subsequently won. Her caption was "Oh no! I forgot the Milk Tray!" Her prize was this crash helmet, signed by Eddie Kidd and Phil Read, along with tickets to see Eddie Kidd at Radlett in April 1978. This crash helmet has been hidden away in a loft for over 26 years and surely it's time for it to go to someone who will value it's history. Presented as used by Eddie Kidd in one of his stunt shows.