If you were a kid growing up in Fayetteville and attended any of the Razorback football games over the last 20 years or so, you probably left the stadium remembering one thing: the helmet car.
Before every game through most of the 70’s and 80’s, there was a Razorback football helmet rolling around the field under a go cart, along with a little remote control helmet zipping around as part of the pre-game festivities for every home game.
About 10 years ago, someone told the original owner of the Hog Helmet Car that he couldn’t bring it to the games anymore, due to the fact that the stadium had switched from artificial turf to natural grass.
But this year Reynolds Razorback Stadium has returned to artificial turf, and the Hog Helmet Car is making a comeback.
After purchasing the Hog Helmet Car from the original owner, Glenn Gilbreath was working to restore the old go-cart, and last year began bringing the car back to games outside Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
It’s game week in Fayetteville, and Glenn is once again looking for pictures from the 70’s and 80’s of the original paint scheme of the car so that a whole new generation of Razorback fans can enjoy one of the coolest things about the Razorback games from when I was a kid.
If you have pictures of the original Hog Helmet Car, please email them to Glenn. It will help us beat Georgia, not that we’re gonna need it.