Duffel Bag, 1963, Used by Bobby Unser

Summary

Bobby Unser competed successfully in nearly every form of auto racing but was best known for his three Indianapolis 500 wins and his 13 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb victories. He used this duffel bag to carry his racing helmet and gear throughout most of his career. Unser designed the bag himself and had it custom made by a saddlemaker.

Bobby Unser competed successfully in nearly every form of auto racing but was best known for his three Indianapolis 500 wins and his 13 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb victories. He used this duffel bag to carry his racing helmet and gear throughout most of his career. Unser designed the bag himself and had it custom made by a saddlemaker.

Artifact

Duffel bag

Date Made

1963

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque 

Creator Notes

Custom-made for Bobby Unser by a saddlemaker likely near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2012.31.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bobby and Lisa Unser.

Material

Leather
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 23 in

Length: 14 in

Inscriptions

Obverse embossed: STP (logo) Obverse embossed in a cursive font, highlighted in white paint: Bobby Unser/ Albuquerque

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