Derek Bell. Motor sport legend. He began his career in 1964 in a Lotus Seven in Great Britain, a year after changed to British Formula 3 and then in 1968 moved on to the European Formula 2 Championships.
It was later an offer from Ferrari that brought him to the Formula 1. His real love, though, was reserved for sports car racing! In 1970, he debuted in a Ferrari 512 A at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A year later, he drove with Jo Siffert in the legendary Gulf Porsche 917. It was with Jacky Ickx in a GULF GR8, when he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time.
Four other overall victories followed on the Sarthe – all with Porsche! Whether in the 934, 935 or the 936 or later in the eighties with the Group C meteors 956 and 962, Derek’s skills behind the wheel of a Porsche cemented his place as one of the all-time best sports car drivers.His 26 record starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans are just the icing on the cake. GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS is pleased to announce and present the exclusive Derek Bell Signature collection – a small yet fine gentlemen’s driving collection that was tailor-made for and designed together with Derek that will be available at GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS online.
Just click on the link and order from the comfort of your own home or from practically anywhere! The first twenty-four orders will receive an originally signed baseball cap from Derek Bell in their shipment!
Our highlights from the Derek Bell Collection by GPO
Derek Bell – Gulf – Signature Jacket natural
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Gulf racecar victory at Le Mans, GPO created a jacket has been molded after five time Le Mans winner and GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS brand ambassador Derek Bell’s race suit. The Derek Bell Signature is new sporty canvas jacket featuring Derek’s signature that is only available for a limited time in two colors: navy and natural. Made of 100% fine cotton canvas, it features a sturdy zipper with a pedal design and great looking interior pocket with a print of Derek in race gear. Get the look a winner! Find out more
Derek Bell 5 Times Polo racing green
Great-looking polo with quilted shoulder sections that give it a real racing suit look. Details like the “5 times” stitching on the left sleeve made to look like a starting number along with other stitch work give this shirt an authentic racing look. It features great, prewashed extra thick pique polo cotton. Only available for a short time. Find out more
Sento Superfast navy
The top-seller in leather is now available in nylon. This quilted sports blazer has a generous fit and many details like contrasting colored sections and decorative buttons on the facing. Find out more
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