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Jacket Worn by Drag Racers Bob Thompson and Sam Buck, circa 1960

Sears, Roebuck and Company1958/1962

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This jacket illustrates the state of driver safety in drag racing during the early 1960s. It was regarded as fire-resistant at the time, but no other fire-resistant clothing was required. Drivers typically wore blue jeans, tee-shirts, and no gloves, or perhaps leather work gloves.

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Details

  • Title: Jacket Worn by Drag Racers Bob Thompson and Sam Buck, circa 1960
  • Creator: Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Date Created: 1958/1962
  • Location: United States, Illinois, Chicago, United States, California, Bakersfield, United States, Indiana
  • Subject Keywords: Buck, Sam, Thompson, Bob, Automobile racing, Automobile racing drivers, Automobiles, Drag racing, Dragsters, Safety, Cars, Jackets (Garments), Clothing, Protective wear
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Jacket (Garment)
  • Object ID: 2007.45.1
  • Image ID: THF49116
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Buck & Thompson Racing Team.

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