Racing Helmet Worn by Rudolf Caracciola, 1939

Summary

Rudolf Caracciola, a native of Remagen, Germany, was a three-time winner of the European Drivers' Championship and a three-time winner of the European Hillclimbing Championship. Caracciola wore this helmet during the 1939 Grand Prix season in which he finished third overall -- though an official winner was never declared due to the outbreak of World War II.

Rudolf Caracciola, a native of Remagen, Germany, was a three-time winner of the European Drivers' Championship and a three-time winner of the European Hillclimbing Championship. Caracciola wore this helmet during the 1939 Grand Prix season in which he finished third overall -- though an official winner was never declared due to the outbreak of World War II.

Artifact

Crash helmet

Subject Date

1939

Creators

Unknown

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

89.1.1734.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of William L. Mitchell.

Material

Linen (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 9 in

Width: 10 in

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