I didn't want to bust the Gauntlet thread, so I'm putting this here.
Soft, open-cockpit headgear is easy enough to find, but depending on the outlet, can be pricey. Here are some Snoopy-Hats that won't break the bank:
When I got caught in the rain and had to fold the windshield down, it was good to have a pair of goggles in the toolbox. Some goggles are needlessly expensive and some won't fit over eyeglasses. Here are some reasonably priced goggles that fit over eyeglasses and look extremely vintage at the same time.
And here are some nice, cheap goggles, some of which fit over eyeglasses and some that don't.
Some really nice, and some very economical fliers hats and goggles.
I feel the need to say that I don't really like the goggles that Bob pictured above. They look too modern for me. The sharp angled lens just does not look right to me.
However, I do have a pair of them. They work nice. They work over my glasses. They keep the wind out. They work, but they just look modern to me.
However. I have seen several original racing photographs from the '10s and '20s with drivers wearing goggles that look a lot like these Bob showed above. So how can I say they are not right? They are right, whether I like them or not.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I don't like the goggles either.
I have one of those helmets but with a flap in the back to cover my bare neck.
I like the ones our local cub, The Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club, sells much better.
I use helmets and goggles in my daily ride to work all year round in my topless MGB.
You can buy some $2 safety glasses and goggles that can be worn over your glasses that do the job too.
Okay... for you guys who don't like the look of angle-cut RAF goggles, here are some photos of Eddie Rickenbacher and other WWI pilots in their goggles.
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You can find a few of these looks here at the Gentleman's Emporium for very modest prices:
They keep the mud off too.
I got my getup at us wings. They have an ensemble of a leather cap, goggles, and a nice white silk scarf.
I have the Brass Split Lens goggles.
Oops ... forgot my tag.