1930s Giordano Aldrighetti helmet. The sticker on this “Ubott” brand helmet shows an eagle with IR (Italia Regia) – from the time when there was still a Kingdom in Italy. The story of this driver is in Piloti che Gente. Aldrighetti’s greatest success in motorcycling came when he won the 1937 Italian GP riding for the works Gilera team, setting a new lap record of 111 mph (179 km/h) in the process. He crashed heavily at the 1938 Swiss GP and was forced to retire from motorcycle racing due to his injuries. He turned to car racing by joining the Alfa Corse team for 1939. Driving an Alfa Romeo 158, he competed in the Tripoli GP, where he retired. In August he was entered for the Coppa Acerbo, held at the Pescara Circuit in Italy. He crashed heavily in practice and was thrown out of his burning car; although he appeared to have survived the accident, he died that night from internal injuries. This rare cream helmet is signed and the driver’s name is handwritten inside on the tag as well. It is complete with a copy of a signed letter from the recipient, Sergio Scaglietti.