Heskreth Retro GP Shirt

By now many of you will have seen the film “Rush” and those of you who hadn’t encountered the story of the Hesketh Racing Team will now be familiar with the story, although in truth, the story of the Hesketh Racing Team deserves its own film.

For the 1974 season, Lord Hesketh adopted a helmet-wearing teddy bear as the team’s mascot, it quickly went on to become an iconic figure as the Hesketh Team quickly rose up through the ranks of the Formula 1 establishment – despite the fact that they didn’t take it seriously and would arrive at circuits in either helicopters or Rolls-Royces with James Hunt and Lord Hesketh drinking champagne both before and after races.

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