Shirt Made for Bill Summers, Commemorating Land Speed Record Set by Goldenrod, circa 1965

Summary

This shirt was made for Bill Summers who, with his brother Bob, built Goldenrod. The bullet-like car set a new wheel-driven land speed record of 409.277 miles per hour in November 1965. Personalized shirts like this were often worn by racing car crew members in the 1960s.

This shirt was made for Bill Summers who, with his brother Bob, built Goldenrod. The bullet-like car set a new wheel-driven land speed record of 409.277 miles per hour in November 1965. Personalized shirts like this were often worn by racing car crew members in the 1960s.

Artifact

Shirt

Date Made

circa 1965

Subject Date

12 November 1965

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2006.29.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Plastic

Technique

Embroidering

Color

Yellow
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Circumference: 16.5 in  (Circumference of neck)

Inscriptions

Embroidered in black above left breast pocket: BILL SUMMERS Embroidered in black across upper back: SUMMERS BROS. Handwritten on center back: 409.277 M.P.H. AVERAGE / NEW LAND SPEED RECORD Manufacturer's label inside neck edge: FAIRLINE / SERVICE BOWLING SHIRT / WASHABLE / USE NO BLEACH / UNION MADE / 16-16 1/2

1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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