Hat Worn by Bill Summers, circa 1982

Summary

For a land speed racer, one of the most important -- if less obvious -- pieces of safety equipment is a good hat. Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are devoid of shade trees, and the sun is intense. This straw hat belonged to Bill Summers who, with his brother Bob, set a land speed record with the Goldenrod car in 1965.

For a land speed racer, one of the most important -- if less obvious -- pieces of safety equipment is a good hat. Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are devoid of shade trees, and the sun is intense. This straw hat belonged to Bill Summers who, with his brother Bob, set a land speed record with the Goldenrod car in 1965.

Artifact

Hat

Date Made

circa 1982

Subject Date

1997-2003

Creators

Pioneer Industries 

Place of Creation

South Korea 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2011.274.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift in Memory of Bill Summers.

Material

Straw (Plant material)
Cloth
Cord (Fiber product)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Width: 13 in

Length: 15.25 in

Inscriptions

Tag sewn into band: PIONEER / INDUSTRIES / "A Quality Product" / MADE IN KOREA See admin remarks for button inscriptions

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