McLaren Mercedes racing jacket - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Mar 2012
Location: colorado
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
McLaren Mercedes racing jacket

Hello, i'm usually a bimmer guy so dont flame me too much I acquired this jacket when i lived in germany. I'm not sure how to verify its legitimacy, but it is made of some seriously high quality leather. overall its in great shape but i never wear it, wondering if anyone knows anything about it?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	015.jpg
Views:	1026
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	430076   Click image for larger version

Name:	016.jpg
Views:	1823
Size:	83.4 KB
ID:	430077  
justjosh is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 11:39 AM
BenzWorld Elite
DirectLA's Avatar
Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
Posts: 2,289
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Looks like a Vanson jacket to me, but by validity do you mean if it was team used? Was it sold to you as such? As far as I know it would be a promo item, I have never seen teams wear leathers in the pits, so even if it was team issued perhaps it wouldn't have seen any action most likely.
There are sports memorabilia people who know this stuff inside and out, find one specific to racing, probably email one in the UK for best results.


The Coupe Group (W111/112 coupes and cabs)official website
The Coupe Group on Facebook

"Too many people are working at jobs they hate, to buy things they don't particularly want, to impress people they don't even care about." --Dr. Deepak Chopra
DirectLA is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 11:58 AM
BenzWorld Elite
Chicky's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 1991 R129 500SL
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 1,517
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)

Hello justjosh,

IMHO, I don't think it was sold by Team Mclaren, please refer to the Mercedes patch, as you'd think being a major sponsor, Mclaren would use the original MB logo. Also, Castrol, I think, was never a sponsor for Team Mclaren. I wonder why "kompressor" would even be embroidered into the jacket.
Chicky is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Gemballa Racing Team Chooses McLaren MP4-12C GT3 For 2012 Season AutoGuide.Com News 0 08-22-2011 02:10 PM
    McLaren Returns to Endurance Racing with Trio of MP4-12C GT3 Race Cars for Spa AutoGuide.Com News 0 07-26-2011 05:50 AM
    McLaren in Racing? BenzofBend Mercedes-Benz Motorsports & Racing 0 10-15-2005 07:32 AM
    The new McLaren Mercedes mp4-19B ! EvoII_Racer Mercedes-Benz Motorsports & Racing 11 10-04-2004 03:09 PM
    Drew, will there be Mercedes-Benz Racing and Racing History forums tcp_ML500 W163 M-Class 6 11-27-2003 08:18 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome