Coveralls Worn by Team Lotus Mechanic Graham Clode, 1965

Summary

Scotsman Jim Clark won the 1965 Indianapolis 500 with a rear-mounted Ford V-8 engine, but his car and his crew belonged to the United Kingdom's Team Lotus. Mechanic Graham Clode brought two sets of coveralls to the race -- one to get dirty and one to keep clean for the much-wanted victory photo. This is Clode's clean set.

Scotsman Jim Clark won the 1965 Indianapolis 500 with a rear-mounted Ford V-8 engine, but his car and his crew belonged to the United Kingdom's Team Lotus. Mechanic Graham Clode brought two sets of coveralls to the race -- one to get dirty and one to keep clean for the much-wanted victory photo. This is Clode's clean set.

Artifact

Coveralls

Date Made

1965

Creators

Leston, Les, 1920- 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2010.57.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Graham Clode, Team Lotus Mechanic 1964-1966.

Material

Cloth
Metal
Plastic

Technique

Sewing (Needleworking technique)

Color

Green
Yellow
Black (Color)
Red
White (Color)

Inscriptions

On label: L/ Les Leston/ MADE IN ENGLAND On patch: TEAM/ LOTUS On patch: Firestone On attached paper tag: GP/ Les Leston/ MADE /IN /ENGLAND oN ATTACHED PAPER TAG, BACK: ALL HENUINE LES LESTON/ "G.P." GARMENTS ARE/ FULLY GUARANTEED/ PLEASE RETURN IMMEDIA-/ TELY TO YOU SUPPLIER/ SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY/ CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT/ STOCK REF./ SIZE G CLODE/ PRICE

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