Innes Ireland, who drove in 50 grands prix,was the first driver that won a F.1 race for Lotus Team.A former paratroop officer and apprentice engineer with Rolls-Royce, he started racing in an old three-litre Bentley when he was 22. Ireland, a flamboyant character who was always impeccably dressed, won the Brookland Memorial Trophy in 1957 and was invited to join the Lotus team by the company’s founder, Colin Chapman. In 1961 the Scot, who was regularly successful in sports and touring cars, scored his only grand prix victory, in America. He retired in 1967.
His watch was an amazing mk1 Sherpa Graph black dial and white subcounters.
1960 Reims Ireland Lotus 18 and Jo Bonnier BRM P48