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Video: Lord March shows us Dan Gurney's one-of-a-kind crash helmet

13th June 2017
Adam Wilkins

How much can you learn from a crash helmet? In this video, Lord March talks Dan Gurney's one and only blue crash helmet, which he wore in 1959 and 1960, and how it fitted into his career.

Dan was better known for his black crash helmets, but changed to blue when drivers were requested to wear a helmet that reflected their national colours. He wore this very piece throughout his seasons with Ferrari and BRM. It was only following his big crash at Zandvoort in 1960 that he switched back to black in an superstitious effort to transform his luck.

The helmet now lives in Lord March's office, and in this video he talks about its significance not only to Gurney's career but also as an object to possess today.

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