Sun Mar 17 2013 16:16:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Derek Bell at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bell is a British racing driver from England who was extremely successful in sportscar racing, winning Le Mans five times, the Daytona 24 three times and the World Sportscar Championship twice. He also raced in Formula One for the Ferrari, McLaren, Surtees and Tecno teams. He has been described by fellow racer Hans-Joachim Stuck as one of the most liked drivers of his generation.
Thu Jan 17 2013 15:50:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Great shot of Dan Gurney from 1960. Gurney was experimenting with face protection well before his contemporaries—which led to the first full face helmet for driving. His wife Evi states that “During the years that followed he worked with Bell Helmets in California where he helped to develop the first full face helmet. He had seen motorcycle racers wear similar ones at Ascot Raceway in California. Dan wore the first full face helmet at Indianapolis in 1968 and then also introduced it to Formula I racing at the British and German Grand Prix in 1968. He was at first a bit ridiculed but within months other drivers adopted the full face helmet and now we cannot imagine how they ever raced without them.”