By Bill Pennington
Two of the other three finalists were professional designers or artists, but Whitworth is an amateur artist who worked for 37 years in a cement factory. He is also a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes at Idaho’s Fort Hall reservation.
Whitworth’s design is red, white and blue, with flames flowing from front to back, like something on the fenders of a drag racing car. There is an American flag just over the helmet’s brow.