'LEGENDS OF SPEED' Jacket Pins
'The Bathing Suit Bike'
"It was on September 13, 1948, when Roland “Rollie” Free lay prone along the spine of his Vincent HRD, wearing nothing more than a shower cap, bathing shorts and sneakers. His land speed run on the Bonneville Salt Flats of 150.313 mph earnt him a place in the record books, but the photograph of him, in his unorthodox attire, has become one of the most iconic images in sporting history."
"Winning races earned Malcolm Smith more than gold medals alone. In 1971 his racing career became the subject of Bruce Brown’s documentary ‘On Any Sunday’, a film that is credited as being one of the most important motorcycle documentaries ever made. Smith has since been inducted into the ‘Motorcycle Hall of Fame’ for his life of racing achievements and contributions to the sport."
'Mann on a Mission'
"In 1970 Honda had their eyes set on the USA. Although their newly released CB750 was celebrated as a technological and performance breakthrough, the Honda brand simply didn’t have street cred. So Honda built 4 ‘CB750 Racing Type’ bikes (or CR750s) and had legendary racer Dick Mann pilot one in the Daytona 200. After 100 laps Mann crossed the finish line in first place to secure the win and Honda’s future."
"AMA Grand National Champion Kenny Roberts revolutionised motorcycle racing with his fearless attitude and unconventional style. His transition from dirt racing to road tracks single-handedly changed the way racers piloted their bikes through corners. His technique also lead to the development of the knee puck that is used today by road racers around the world."
- Illustrated by Pedro Oyarbide
- Approximate pin dimensions are 45mm x 20mm x 2mm
- Black dye zinc alloy with hard enamel fill
- Secures with 2 push on studs on the rear