Rio restaurant senna helmet!

Rio restaurant senna helmet!

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Jonny TVR

Original Poster:

2,670 posts

229 months

Monday 2nd December
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They insisted it was genuine but it simply can't be.

Edited by Jonny TVR on Monday 2nd December 02:46

Oilchange

5,811 posts

208 months

Monday 2nd December
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Why can't it be genuine?

stinkyspanner

217 posts

25 months

Monday 2nd December
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That's a cheap old Shoei helmet that is no way suitable for F1 that someone's painted.

Blib

35,416 posts

145 months

Monday 2nd December
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According to Road and Track, Senna used Bell, Rheos and Shoei helmets during his career.......

HustleRussell

17,140 posts

108 months

Monday 2nd December
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Green lining? It’s either a real one or somebody has gone to a *lot* of trouble. Painting and colours look spot on, patina looks very genuine...

miniman

20,158 posts

210 months

Monday 2nd December
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Surely either those are enormous shells, or that's a tiny helmet?

Gary29

2,542 posts

47 months

Monday 2nd December
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No way. That's a cheap helmet painted up.

GOATever

1,745 posts

15 months

Monday 2nd December
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the Visor mounts are wrong, for the lids he was using at McLaren Honda.



And when he had the Marlboro sponsor badge in the middle of the front of the lid, the lining was green.


Edited by GOATever on Monday 2nd December 09:28

Matt_E_Mulsion

320 posts

13 months

Monday 2nd December
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I'd also take a punt on that not being a Shoei helmet at all. Unless I'm mistaken it's got Arai side pods on the visor which are exclusive to Arai helmets by my reckoning.

E-bmw

5,233 posts

100 months

Monday 2nd December
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Looks like a Shoei RF series (not sure which) helmet to me, I had one "back in the day" & recognised it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shoei-RF-200-Pearl-White-...

Could be they made them with/without side shields.

Edited by E-bmw on Monday 2nd December 13:55

FourWheelDrift

78,657 posts

232 months

Monday 2nd December
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That would never have been one of his F1 helmets, I thought it could have been one he used when he did the Paris-Bercy karting but no he used the same helmets as he did in F1. Checked Bruno Senna too, nope not his.

"Maybe" it's one from earlier in his career before he was famous, before F1 even that has been repainted during his McLaren years to be used as a display helmet/advertising for some reason and not worn? Like when they repaint an older F1 in the current livery when they let a junior driver test it.