Here we have a truly unique item... this is the original armband, worn by Piers Courage during the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix!
These armbands (or "brassard" in French) could be regarded as the entry ticket to the pits, paddock etc. It was to be worn at all times (except when a driver was actually in the car on the track) and the different colors and text would indicate the "status" of the bearer.
At the 1968 Monaco grand Prix, Piers drove the Reg Parnell Racing entered BRM P126 with race number 16 which he qualified in 11th spot, a good 2.4 seconds behind pole sitter Graham Hill.
In the race he would retire in lap 12 with chassis problems.
Piers was killed on June 21, 1970 when he crashed his Frank Williams Racing Cars entered DeTomaso 505 at Zandvoort race track during the Dutch Grand Prix.
These original items that have been worn by Grand Prix drivers at such high profile events like the Monaco Grand Prix rarely come to market and we are very happy to be able to offer this brassard here.
Of course, we have only 1 available.
We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.
Read more on our shipping options HERE.