Mid 1970’s Ron Shuman Race Used Midget Car Helmet
Helmet worn by one of the one of the top Sprint/Midget car drivers of his era Ron ‘The Flying Shu’ Shuman. Having many wins throughout his career Shuman is remembered for having won Midget cars premier event the ‘Turkey Night Grand Prix’ during the period of 1979 to 93 a record eight times. He was also a champion at the Knoxville Nationals in 1979. Shuman tried his hand at the IndyCar series before returning to World of Outlaws Sprint cars. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2003. Shurman has a race named in honour of him, ‘The Ron Shuman Classic’, which annually at Lakeside Speedway, Kansas.
This Bell helmet would have been used around the mid – late 70’s period of Shuman’s career. The white base color has a thick airbrushed mid to dark blue band which is edged with a light blue pinstripe, which runs around the bottom and around the eyeport of the helmet. Shuman’s name is predominantly painted on the top to both sides in black and yellow.