1980 Chip Mead Race Worn Helmet
Race helmet used by American racing driver Chip Mead. He started out in US Formula Super Vee, and North American Formula Atlantic in the late-1970s. Mead later made 7 starts in the CART IndyCar Championship Car series from 1980 to 1983. He attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1981 and 1982 but was bumped from the field. After his experience in CART, Mead moved on to the popular IMSA sportscar series and this is where he will be best remembered taking many class wins. Unfortunately Mead was killed in a plane crash in 1993. This helmet was probably used in the early part of Meads career.
This helmet comes from the famous Ron Burton Collection. The helmet is one of 170 helmets in which were on display at the famous Union Jack Pub in Speedway (Indianapolis) Indiana. Ron Burton was a famous artist who often traded his paintings with drivers for one of their helmets. We are proud to offer this unique collection of many one of a kind helmets and artwork. All items come with a COA and have been selling fast so don’t miss out on this great item today.