1970’s Bud Tinglestad Replica Sprint/IndyCar Helmet
Premier helmet painted to replicate one worn by Bud Tingelstad who raced for over fifteen years in sprint, stock, midget and IndyCars. The son of a Norwegian father, thence his slightly unusual surname. His mechanic father got Bud into racing. He started in 1953 racing midgets. Bud enjoyed a long career in IndyCars and competed in ten Indianapolis 500-mile races between 1960 and 1972., but only ever won the one race; triumphing in a dirt-track race at DuQuoin in 1966.
The white open face helmet has metallic blue edged in silver three pointed scalloped design with Tingelstad’s name to either side.