The mould was indeed broken with the birth of Barry Sheene in England in 1950. This motorcycle racing hero was known for his good looks, charm and living life for all it was worth. While motor bike racing was his first love, he also had a keen business sense that made him one of the first racers to make a large amount of money in endorsements. In 1975, a horrible crash at the Daytona 200 threatened to ruin his career, with fractures to his left thigh, right arm, collarbone and two ribs, but this plucky sportsman was racing again just seven weeks later. He went on to take back to back World Championship titles in 1976, with five wins, and again in 1977, with seven victories. Sheene retired from racing in 1984 and left England to move to Australia shortly after. Sadly,
Sheene's life was cut short by cancer, which he succumbed to in
March of 2003. He left behind his wife, Stephanie McLean, and their two
If you have a Barry Sheene fan in your family, we have the perfect gift idea for you; a Barry Sheene championship jacket that will allow your racing buff to flaunt his hero wherever he goes. The jacket is fully licensed by the Sheene family, and comes in a classy paddock design. However, despite the tough fabric that this garment is made of, it is not designed for riding, but for show and style. Every one of Barry Sheene's sponsors has been reproduced perfectly, including the raised name and number on the inside of the jacket. What a perfect gift for the Barry Sheene fan on your list, with plenty of wear for years to come.
Another plus in purchasing this item is philanthropic in nature. If you purchase the Barry Sheene championship jacket, a percentage of the sale will go to the CLIC Sargent charity that helps children and young adults deal with cancer and also supports the families of the cancer patients. What better way to show tribute to Barry Sheene's memory than by helping those who have received similar diagnosis to the one that took Sheene's life in 2003. This jacket is the perfect way to honour Sheene's memory and offer a family member or friend a wonderful collectible that will be worn and enjoyed for many years. Purchase your Barry Sheene championship jacket today and make your favourite racing fan's day.