• GLORY

    Suixtil became the preferred racing outfit for most international top race-car drivers of the 50s and early 60s.

    J.M. Fangio, the star driver in the Escuderia Suixtil, dominated the first decade of Formula One racing with 24 Grand Prix victories and five F1 World Championship Titles (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957), a record that stood unchallenged for 46 years.

    Another highlight of the Suixtil history was garnered by Jose Froilan Gonzalez who won Ferrari's first ever title in a Formula One World Championship by winning the British Grand Prix in 1951.

    Other Suixtil racing Heroes, like Moss, Behra, Von Trips, Bonnier, Collins, Schell, Barth, Herrmann, Kling and Trintignant scored multiple F1 victories too.

    Suixtil also booked successes in the Sportscar Competition. Fangio won the Carrera Panamericana in a Lancia D24 in 1953. In 1954 Jose Froilan Gonzalez and Maurice Trintignant, both in Suixtil outfits, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Ferrari. In 1960 Paul Frere and Olivier Gendebien repeated this feast, also with Ferrari. Peter Collins won the legendary Targa Florio in Sicily in 1955 with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. The Swedish driver Joe Bonnier won the 1960 edition with Porsche 718 RS60. J.M. Fangio won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1956 (Ferrari 860 Monza) and in 1957, teaming with Jean Behra (Maserati 450 S). Peter Collins and Phil Hill won the 1958 edition in a Ferrari 250 TR 58. That same year they won the 1000 km Grand Prix of Buenos Aires.

    In the 1000 Miglia Fangio got twice second placed, once in an Alfa Romeo 6C 3.0 Sport in 1953 and once with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Sport in 1955.

    As shown in our Photo/Video Gallery many souvenirs remain from European and South-American race-car events (Venezuela, Cuba, Nassau, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires).This period and events were about cars, but not only about the cars. Equally important were the people around the cars, driven by their passion, camaraderie and unique approach to life and taking chances.

    This is what inspires the Suixtil brand and its design of the current and future Suixtil menswear Collection, truly for characters who want to enjoy the best life has to offer, at Life Speed!