Racing Suit Worn by Lyn St. James While Competing at the 1992 Indianapolis 500

Summary

Lyn St. James had a successful career in sports car racing when she qualified for the Indianapolis 500 in 1992, but Indy was only her second open-wheel race and her first on an oval track. St. James was named Rookie of the Year for her strong 11th-place finish -- the first woman to earn that honor.

Lyn St. James had a successful career in sports car racing when she qualified for the Indianapolis 500 in 1992, but Indy was only her second open-wheel race and her first on an oval track. St. James was named Rookie of the Year for her strong 11th-place finish -- the first woman to earn that honor.

Artifact

Sports uniform

Date Made

circa 1992

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.91.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Lyn St. James.

Material

Plastic
Cloth
Metal
Rubber (Material)

Color

White (Color)
Black (Color)
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 58.5 in  (collar to ankle)

Width: 15.25 in  (at shoulders)

Inscriptions

on collar: JCPenny on each shoulder: GOODYEAR on front: Lyn / St. JAMES on back: JCPenny / PRESENTS / SPIRIT of THE AMERICAN WOMAN

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