1983 Rick Ungar Race Worn Knoxville Nationals Sprintcar Helmet
Simpson helmet used by Sprint Car driver Rick Unger during the 80’s. Unger’s career spanned fifteen years with many wins and podiums. He is noted for 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 season and can be seen (photo matched) being used in the 1983 Knoxville Nationals in the accompanying pictures. The solid white color has Unger’s name in black on both sides and on the top of the helmet there’s an ‘art deco’ style graphic running down to the rear of the helmet. There is fine blue/red pinstripe on either side of the design that runs around the eye port, bottom and chin. Some of the pinstriping has worn away in certain areas. There’s also the helmet manufacturer’s ‘Simpson’ lettering on the front top.
This helmet was a part of the ‘Ron Burton Collection’