1980’s Danny Ongais Race Used Arai Helmet
Helmet worn by Hawaiian multi-disciplined driver Danny Ongais.
Nicknamed the ‘Flyin Hawaiian’ Ongais was a Motorcycle and Drag Race Champion. A six-time IndyCar race winner, who started in four F1 Grand Prix, Ongais also raced at Le Mans and was a winner of the Daytona 24 Hours. He would be widely remembered for his frightening accident during the 1981 Indy 500 where he suffered many injuries but returned to racing the following year. He retired in 1997 after a significant crash in qualifying for the Indy 500.
This Aria helmet, worn during the mid 80’s, is as Ongais would have worn during his entire career. Painted in the plain silver color with his name in black on both sides, Aria branding decals are applied under the name with another on the front above the visor.