Racing Suit Worn by Bob Summers While Winning New Land Speed Record, 1965

Summary

Bob Summers, of Ontario, California, wore this racing suit when he achieved a new wheel-driven land speed record of 409.277 miles per hour on November 12, 1965. Summers was in Goldenrod, the sleek four-engine car he built with his brother Bill. The Summers brothers' record stood until 1991.

Bob Summers, of Ontario, California, wore this racing suit when he achieved a new wheel-driven land speed record of 409.277 miles per hour on November 12, 1965. Summers was in Goldenrod, the sleek four-engine car he built with his brother Bill. The Summers brothers' record stood until 1991.

Artifact

Sports uniform

Date Made

1965

Subject Date

12 November 1965

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2011.275.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift in Memory of Bob Summers from the Summers Family.

Material

Nylon
Velcro (TM)

Technique

Embroidering

Color

Ivory (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 61.5 in  (shoulder to pant cuff)

Width: 22.5 in  (underarms)

Inscriptions

tag sewn into collar: HINCHMAN / INDIANAPOLIS Embroidered in red on proper left chest: Firestone Embroidered in red on proper right lower chest: Summers Bros. Embroidered in red on upper back: FIRESTONE

1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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