The Driver Suit Blog-A Glove From A Respected British Sports Car Driver

By David G. Firestone

Most American racing fans probably don’t know the name Andy Wallace. Fans of Sports Car racing know the name. Hailing from Oxford, England, Wallace has raced in various Sports Car classes with a lot of success. Wallace has won the 1988 24 Hours of LeMans, He won the 24 Hours of Daytona three separate times, 1999, 2000, and 2003. He also won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1992 and 1993.

Over the years, Andy Wallace has raced in many different events, in different countries, and has worn many different uniforms, and uniform elements. One example is this Alpinestars blue right-handed glove. The glove shows heavy use, and has been autographed by Andy Wallace a staggering three times!The first signature is on the outside, on the white leather, near the Alpinestars logo. The white shows some use.A second white leather section is near the wrist, and has AW written in Sharpie. AW is also written on the blue material, and the second signature, this one in silver, is near the top of the wrist.Inside the glove on the outer side are three tags. One is a size M tag, one tag indicates:

STYLE NO F1R

CONTENT %

NOMEX 45

LEATHER 55

MADE IN VIETNAM,

and the third tag simply says WIN.

The inside of the glove features heavily worn leather on the palms and fingers.The third signature is on the inside palm, in silver Sharpie.The inside of the wrist has an Alpinestars logo with ONE GOAL embroidered below it.Inside the inner wrist is the Alpinestars FIA ISO 6940 safety certification.

Next week is a fantasy camp suit.

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