Lovingly handcrafted in Argentina The Champ is an hommage to yet another racing hero: Alberto Ascari (nicknamed Ciccio, though we cannot really fathom why😉) who won some of the early world championship titles while these were hotly contested. A rightfully proud Italian racer, who came up in a family that seemed to nurture them, whatever the cost. Ciccio was Ferrari’s first title holder and was one of the most prolific driver of his era and managed a glorious career, even if he dove in the Monaco harbor with a D50 at one point. He was always to be seen with his aquamarine helmet that we could not not recreate.
The helmet shell is built from a base molded from resin and fibers while its inside is lined with natural cork of 3 mm (0.11 in) thickness. All straps are crafted from the finest real cow leather while the padding and covers are stitched from 100% cotton. The grey outer fabric smartly contrasts with both the aged leather straps and metal buckle and the inner leather lining. Another stunning detail: The Champ has small metal arrows right under the Suixtil logo, to hold the strap of the goggles in place while driving – how thoughtful – while the back leather strap is embossed, as it should be.
This beautiful piece is sure to attract a lot of attention with its gorgeous patina and is crafted to the highest standard. It arrives nicely packed in a linen bag that you can use whenever taking the helmet to a track day or an event.
The Champ comes in 3 sizes (thanks to an easy to install foam adjustment ring) that accommodates head sizes from 56 to 64 cm (22 to 25.5′) and is delivered by courier within 7 days of its order.
This equipment is a piece of memorabilia. It is NOT safety-rated to today’s standards and, as such, should never be used in the practice of competitive motorsports or any other dangerous sport or game, whether alternate specific equipment is recommended or not. We do not accept any responsibility, including consequential, for any incident or accident, injury or death that may arise from the improper use of this equipment.
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