1960’s Don Meacham Vintage Hinchman USAC Midget Racing Suit
Californian Don Meacham, served in the US Air Force before becoming a racing driver in the 60’s, he was as good a midget car driver as there was. Meacham would win nine United States Auto Club championships and achieve celebrity status on the Australia and New Zealand racing circuit for his driving prowess. He was not just a great driver he was also served as his own mechanic and pit crew. Meachan also raced, very occasionally, in sportscars too at the early part of his career and attempted to qualify for the 1967 Indy 500. Meacham was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2013.
This well used vintage light blue Hinchman suit would have been used in the late 60’s. It has a dark blue stripe running down the outside both arms and legs. Meacham’s name is embroidered to the left side of the chest. It has a waist belt that is fastened with a brass clasp.