White Motorcycle LEATHER GLOVES “1971 LE MANS”
Pair of vintage patinated leather motorcycle gloves by Hold Fast, inspired from the mythical endurance race “LE MANS” in France !
-White color with 2 vintage blue and red stripes
-Patina treatment with “aged” effect
-Padding on thumb, index and middle finger for flexibility and driving comfort
-Reinforced handles with velcro adjustment
-White leather reinforcements inside the hand, reinforced seams.
-“Sensitive Touch” thumb and index system for touch screen use
-Water proof treatment
– Brand : HOLD FAST brand – Marseille
Available in size S, M, L, XL, XXL
LE MANS 1971, A MYTHICAL RACE:
The first race in history to last 24 hours, created in 1923, Le Mans is legendary. Known the world over for its famous endurance race, which annually welcomes the best pilots as well as gentlemen drivers, and 250,000 spectators.
The cinema has moreover been inspired on several occasions by the race of Le Mans.Of course, the famous film with Steve McQueen, called Le Mans, and released in 1971, from which our pair of gloves is fully inspired in particular on these colors white and blue and red stripes.
Steeve Mc Queen, himself a great pilot and biker, wanted to express in a film the quintessence of this race.
Luc Besson, also shot several scenes during the 24 Hours in 2002 for the film Michel Vaillant, adapted from the famous comic strip.
First race in 1923
Developed around the Bugatti circuit, the 24 Hours of Le Mans route has large sections of road sections, the best known of which is the famous straight line of the Hunaudières, which is over 6 km long. There are also other famous ones like Tertre Rouge, Arnage, Mulsanne … portions that remain unique in the memory of endurance racing fans. Its first edition took place in 1923, with a circuit measuring 17 km.
Its fame unfortunately also comes from the dangerousness of this race and its tragedies: Many pilots lost their lives during this race (22 deceased pilots) but also among the spectators. The most striking being the accident of June 11, 1955, when Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes 300 SLR flew and crashed into the stands: The French driver was killed by taking the lives of 82 spectators!
Hold Fast wished through this pair of leather gloves to pay tribute to this legendary race but also to all those who left their lives there, out of passion.