Wood Brothers Racing Pit Crew Shirt, circa 1969

Summary

Formed in 1950 in Stuart, Virginia, Wood Brothers Racing became the oldest active NASCAR team in 2009. What began as a weekend hobby for brothers Glen, Leonard, Delano, Clay and Ray Lee Wood evolved into one of racing's most storied squads, noted for quick, rehearsed pit stops and exclusive use of Ford Motor Company cars -- most wearing the number 21.

Formed in 1950 in Stuart, Virginia, Wood Brothers Racing became the oldest active NASCAR team in 2009. What began as a weekend hobby for brothers Glen, Leonard, Delano, Clay and Ray Lee Wood evolved into one of racing's most storied squads, noted for quick, rehearsed pit stops and exclusive use of Ford Motor Company cars -- most wearing the number 21.

Artifact

Shirt

Date Made

circa 1969

Creators

Unknown

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2010.50.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Leonard Wood.

Material

Cloth
Plastic

Color

Red
White (Color)
Maroon
Black (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Width: 16.5 in

Length: 29.5 in

Inscriptions

On front patch: PUROLATOR / FILTERS Embroidered on left breast: [G]len On back: WOOD BROTHERS/ Mercury

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