drRSanchez
drRSanchez
4/27/18 3:52 p.m.

Hi.

I'm after some help identifying a resin bust of a racing car driver I have acquired, I think it is from 1950s/60s but I'm not sure who is it meant to be? Any vintage racing aficionado recognise him?

Thanks!



Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
4/27/18 7:22 p.m.

In reply to drRSanchez :

Stirling Moss maybe?

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
4/27/18 7:27 p.m.

not a Clue, but no one that could make that Sculpture (Bust) would get the nose that wrong to be Moss

 

  Is Helmut the Face Or Artist  The name makes me think German ?.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
4/27/18 8:13 p.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

Interesting...that looks like a “K” after Helmut, so maybe Helmut Kelleners?

dougie
dougie Reader
4/28/18 12:20 a.m.

 

I think it's John Fitch.

Hands down......

dougie
dougie Reader
4/28/18 12:24 a.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett:

That wasn't Stirling Moss....FYI

This is -

drRSanchez
drRSanchez New Reader
4/28/18 6:40 a.m.

Thanks for responses! It does look like like John Fitch from that picture doesn't it? 

As for the signature 'Helmut' I'm not sure if that is artist name or the subject, good shout on Helmut Kelleners but I don't think it is him.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
5/10/18 7:24 p.m.

Look in the grand prix motorcycle world.  That is an old motorcycle "clay pot" helmet if I ever saw one.

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