At British Shoe Company we have created a new range of bags which tie in to some of racing's iconic personalities, in this blog we are going to look at the racers who inspired the range and of course the bags themselves.
And to launch the new collection we are running a competiton to win one of our new BSC bags, all you need to do is be signed up to our email newsletter by the 14th March.
Our first bag pays homage to a British legend of the sport, Sir Stirling Moss.
Moss raced from 1948 to 1962, winning 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grand Prix. He competed in as many as 62 races in a single year and drove 84 different makes of car over the course of his racing career.
He preferred to race British cars, stating, "Better to lose honourably in a British car than win in a foreign one".
With Moss' love of British cars we of course chose British racing green, This gorgeous premium leather bag features a large roundel with the number 12 embroidered upon it.
BSC's Navy race bag is inspired by Jacques Villeneuve.
Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, A Canadian professional racing driver. Villeneuve currently competes in the NASCAR Euro Series, Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third to achieve such a feat, Villeneuve also won 11 Grands Prix.
This gorgeous premium leather bag features a large roundel with the number 27 embroidered upon it.
BSC's Ferrari red race bag is inspired by Juan Manuel Fangio.
Juan Manuel Fangio, nicknamed El Chueco ("the bowlegged") or El Maestro ("The Master"), was an Argentine racing car driver. He dominated the first decade of Formula One, winning the World Drivers' Championship five times. From 1948 to 1962, winning 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grand Prix. He competed in as many as 62 races in a single year and drove 84 different makes of car over the course of his racing career, having a magnificent season with Ferrari in 1956.
This gorgeous premium leather bag features a large roundel with the number 32 embroidered upon it.
All our bags come with two handles that make it easy to carry on short journeys and a detachable long strap for those longer distances, it comes with a luggage tag, with the British Shoe Company logo.
Inside you will find two large pockets with velcro fastening flaps and a large zip pocket. There is even a small fastener so you can fasten the two handles together. On the bottom there are metal studs to prevent the bottom from wearing excessively.
The dimensions when filled are approx:
- Outer: Leather
- Lining: Material
- Dimensions: (L) 54 cm (H) 31 cm (D) 26 cm. Please note that as a soft bag these are only approximate sizes.