This suit and helmet is from the early 1980s was worn by Newman. It features "P.L. Newman" embroidered in blue on a white base with red and blue stripes down the arms and legs, as well as sponsorship patches from Hanna Car Wash Systems, Budweiser, Datsun, Canon, Kendall, and Goodyear. Neck-to-hip zipper closure with Velcro straps at the waist and neck, as well as a zipper-closure pocket on the right breast. Little to no signs of distress; excellent condition.
When not winning Academy Awards or founding philanthropic organizations, Paul Newman was an avid and successful race car driver. He raced in a number of events at various levels from the late 1960s, up until 2005, when he raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona at the age of 79, three years before his death, after which he was posthumously inducted into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame.