Joey Dunlop's Arai Helmet

Joey Dunlop's Arai Helmet - Irish Landscapes
William Joseph “Joey” Dunlop, O.B.E., M.B.E. was a world champion motorcycle racer from Ballymoney, in Northern Ireland. His achievements included three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT races (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record of 26 races in total. Joey Dunlop’s name is amongst the most revered by fans of motorcycle racing. His tremendous skill combined with his somewhat shy and unassuming persona, has led to him being seen as a true working class hero. He was awarded the MBE in 1986 for his services to sport, and in 1996 he was awarded an OBE for his humanitarian work, where he delivered clothing and food to children in Romanian orphanages. Sadly, Joey tragically died in 2000, while leading a 125cc race, in Tallinn, Estonia.

Throughout his career, Joey wore a yellow crash helmet. His yellow Arai helmet, pictured, was his most iconic. This was photographed, after his death, at a Joey Dunlop memorabilia exhibition at the Ulster Transport Museum.
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