Actor Paul Newman Racing Suit and Bell Helmet can be yours. They are on sale at JNA Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
When not winning Academy Awards or founding philanthropic organizations, Paul Newman was an avid and successful race car driver.
He raced in a number of events at various levels from the late 1960’s, up until 2005, when he raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of 79, three years before his death, after which he was posthumously inducted into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame.
This suit & helmet are from the early 1980’s and were worn by Newman during his time in the Trans-Am series with the Bob Sharp Racing team. It features “P.L. Newman” embroidered in blue on a white base with red and blue stripes down the arms and legs, as well as sponsorship patches from Hanna Car Wash Systems, Budweiser, Datsun, Canon, Kendall, Goodyear and Bob Sharp Racing.
Neck-to-hip zipper closure with Velcro straps at the waist and neck, as well as a zipper-closure pocket on the right breast. Little to no signs of distress; excellent condition. Includes letter of authenticity from a former crew member of Bob Sharp Racing.
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