Universal Racer Mk 2

D Lewis Ltd began making motorcycle and track racing suits in 1926, the Universal Racer Mk 2 first appears in a WW2 period catalogue but pro­bably debuted around the mid 30s.

Worn by Road and dirt track / Speedway racers right up until the mid 60's, the UVR jacket was also worn by Steve McQueen when he competed in the Greenhorn Enduro Race on 26 May 1963, during which he also wore our 935 leather trousers.

Meticulously researched from vintage UVR jackets in our collection, the model we have remade is the early 60's type and features our own Flash brand zippers, replicated in every detail from originals of the period. Lined with 100% cotton plaid fabric.

('Universal Racer Mk2 1930s 40s Jacket' also available HERE)

Photo by Lyn Wineland (c) & permission Sean Kelly, Johnson Motors Inc.

A waist-length jacket, fully zipped and padded; generously cut (no fear of gap between jacket and breeches). Adjustable wrist and collar bands. Unique front flap over main zip to keep out dirt and rain: two breast pockets or single breast pocket plus inside pocket - you choose. Suitable for dirt or road use. 100% cotton lined.

Collar Detail

Elbow Pad Detail

Adjustable Cuff

Brown Tartan Lining

Helmet No. 261 + Goggles No. 2539, Motorway boots No.191 + Seaboot socks

Ton ten belt, Silk scarf, LL leather jeans


  • Sheep leather available only up to chest 42 inches = 106.68 cm
  • Lewis Leathers logo patch option available upon request.
  • Customer order can take up to 12-18 weeks.
  • Stock options available please contact us.

Universal Racer Mk 2

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Universal Racer Mk 2
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