1969 Roger McCluskey USAC Stock Car NASCAR Race Used Helmet
This Bell open faced helmet was used by underrated American driver Roger McCluskey. Winner of titles in three divisions. McCluskey was champion in USAC Sprints cars in 1963 and 1966, USAC Stock Cars 1969 and 1970, and The Champ Indy Car title in 1973. He also started every Indianapolis 500 race from 1961 to 1979 except 1964, with a best finish of 3rd in 1973. He also compeated in NASCAR and Sports car races.
This helmet was one worn by McCluskey while winning the USAC Stock car championship title in 1969. Driving a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, for team owner Norm Turner. He had five wins during the season and many top five finishes, seeing him win the championship comfortably. The helmet was then fitted out with a radio/microphone for McCluskey to wear during the first NASCAR race of the 1970 season in the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside International Raceway. McCluskey went on to win the USAC Stock car title the following year, giving him back to back championships.
The plain white ‘Super Magnum’ helmet has a whit peak attached and McCluskey name to both sides in blue. It still retains its fitted NASCAR radio/microphone.
Great historic helmet of a driver many think should be held in higher esteem.