1981 Mario Andretti Patrick Racing Worn Suit
Race suit used by one of the greatest race drivers of all time, Mario Andretti. This heavy layered Simpson suit has a manufacturing date from 1979. We know Mario used this suit (through his confirmation) during a Goodyear tire test with the Pat Patrick racing team in 1981. Between these years Mario drove for Team Penske and Patrick Racing in CART IndyCar as well as Team Lotus and Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo in the Formula 1 championship, as well as in some sportscar races. We presume that this suit was used more than once during these years and could possibly have been used with any of the teams mentioned in a test/practice/qualifying or race situation. The suit has the stitch marks where team/sponsor patches had been removed. It still retains its Goodyear patches on the left chest and back of the suit, as well as CART, Champion and Simpson patches to the arms. Mario’s name is embroidered to the right side above a zipper pocket. The suit is also personally signed by the man himself on the left chest.
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