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

Summary

Bob Summers, of Ontario, California, wore this helmet 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 helmet 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

Crash helmet

Date Made

1962

Subject Date

12 November 1965

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2011.275.2

Credit

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

Material

Plastic
Polystyrene
Nylon
Metal
Leather

Color

Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 7.5 in

Length: 9.5 in

Inscriptions

Label on inside APPROVED BY SNELL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION / SAN FRANCISCO / SERIAL No 05950 Label on inside: 71/4 BELL (remainder missing) / MFG UNDER PATENT 2,02 (remainder missing)/ BELL, CALIF.

1965 Goldenrod Land Speed Race Car

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