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#1 ghinzani

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:15

Can anyone assist me with pictures of Piercarlo's crash helmet design up to around 1985/6? In particular I am looking for close up shots of him in F3 and F2 and early Osella days. Its to help my helmet painter with ideas, Im not after an exact replica but more a sytlised 70's recreation, so the early stuff is more of a guide. Many thanks in advance anyone who can help.

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#2 eldougo

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:50

I think you find it has not change much at all your photo look the same as this 1977 Monaco F3 race from Motoring News of the day.


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#3 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:04

I am pretty sure that in his debut (Formula Italia, 1972) Ghinzani's helmet had the same colours of this picture, but only one small strip (not double strips), similar to Emerson Fittipaldi's design.

#4 ghinzani

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 22:23

Thanks chaps - didnt he have his name on the chin bar at some stage? Thats the look Im going for.

#5 eldougo

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 00:17

Another photo in Automobile Year 25th edition .page 193 show the name on the chin bar.1977.just like your photo.

#6 ghinzani

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:55

Another photo in Automobile Year 25th edition .page 193 show the name on the chin bar.1977.just like your photo.


Ah yes but there it looks like a signature, Im sure Ive seen it where it looked more blocky graphics. White stretched block letters. Thats the retro look Im after. On a modern Aria lid though... bound to cause some controversy like the 'Rush' film in fact. And rightly so...

Thankyou LD for your input though.

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#7 Graham Gauld

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 14:28

Ah yes but there it looks like a signature, Im sure Ive seen it where it looked more blocky graphics. White stretched block letters. Thats the retro look Im after. On a modern Aria lid though... bound to cause some controversy like the 'Rush' film in fact. And rightly so...

Thankyou LD for your input though.


Is this the writing on the helmet you were talking about ?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 17:15

Is this the writing on the helmet you were talking about ?

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Love that pic Graham, thanks for reminding me of it. But no this had Ghinzani stylilised and 'blocky' Im sure. A bit like Cevert had down the side.

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#9 funformula

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 19:09

Love that pic Graham, thanks for reminding me of it. But no this had Ghinzani stylilised and 'blocky' Im sure. A bit like Cevert had down the side.


Try the homepage of Enrico Benzing, an italian race photographer and yo´ll find what your looking for.

Here is the link (hope this is within the forum rules)
http://www.google.de...,r:4,s:24,i:129

#10 ghinzani

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:45

Try the homepage of Enrico Benzing, an italian race photographer and yo´ll find what your looking for.

Here is the link (hope this is within the forum rules)
http://www.google.de...,r:4,s:24,i:129


Thankyou, thats an interesting site - this pic in particular gives a glimpse http://www.benzing.i...on.ghinzani.jpg - however Im sure Ive seen it with no edging, just blocks. But thankyou for the link to his site.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:56

well weve decided on a font and its the paint shop so watch this space!