Hunt of the Week brings you the very best finds from eBay and discusses their significance to automotive excessery
Today we’re showcasing Aryton Senna’s Blue Nacional Hat. Every few weeks a vintage hat from the late 1980’s / early 1990’s pops up on eBay. At $140+ shipping, you could be wearing the coolest hat north of Sao Paulo. Trust me, they aren’t getting any cheaper.
Ayrton was an absolute beast in F1. Take a look at this Wikipedia excerpt real quick. There’s no way I can condense this down any better:
Ayrton Senna da Silva ( 21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. He remains the last driver fatality in Formula One.
Senna has often been voted as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time in various motorsport polls. He was recognised for his qualifying speed over one lap and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions. He was also acclaimed for his wet weather performances, such as the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He holds a record six victories at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, and is the third most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Alain Prost. Both the 1989 Championship won by Prost and the 1990 Championship won by Senna were decided by collisions between the pair at those years’ Japanese Grands Prix.
The easiest way to catch up on your history is to watch the 2012 Senna documentary If you haven’t seen it, stop what you are doing, do so immediately.
F1 fans could discuss Senna’s legacy for beers on end. Time to do it wearing this.