Jim Gilmore Team Foyt Gilmore Original Worn Overalls
A set of team overalls that belonged and were worn by one of one of America’s most famous independent race team sponsors, Jim Gilmore.
After building a radio and TV broadcasting business, Gilmore ventured out into motorsport sponsorship. Starting with funding Jack Brabham’s 1967 Indy 500 entry. He was then approached by other teams and drivers and over the following years sponsored entries driven by Gordon Johncock, Art Pollard and Mel Kenyon. In 1972 Gilmore received a phone call from A.J. Foyt and formed a partnership would last for 32 years and achieve many victories in Indy, Sprint, Truck and Stock car racing. It was to become one of the most recognisable team sponsorships in American racing history, with the unmistakable bright orange liveried cars and the plaid race team shirts standing out at all race tracks.
Sadly Jim Gilmore died in an auto accident in 2000.
This white with red piping Simpson overall has the Foyt Gilmore team patches sewn on the chest and back with Jims name is embroidered in red on to the left chest pocket.