1983 Rick Ungar Race Worn Knoxville Nationals Sprintcar Helmet
Simpson helmet used by Sprint Car driver Rick Unger during the 80’s. Unger career spaned fifteen years with many wins and podiums. He is noted to being the first driver to win a sanctioned USAC Sprint Car race where the cars used downforce wings.
This Simpson Bandit helmet shows the scars of battle and is from the 83/84 seasons and can be seen (photo matched) in the pictures being used in the 1983 Knoxville Nationals. The solid white color has Unger’s name in black to both sides on the top of the helmet there is an ‘art deco’ style graphic running down to the rear of the helmet. There is fine blue/red pinstriping either side of the design that runs around the eyeport, bottom and chin. Some of this pinstriping has worn away in certain areas. There is also helmet manufactures ‘Simpson’ lettering to the front top.
This helmet was a part of the ‘Ron Burton Collection’