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Papa Nui x Troy O’Shea Handmade Muroc Racing Cap

The Papa Nui X Troy O’Shea Handmade Muroc Racing Cap is inspired by the lake racing scene of the early 20th century and comes in a beautiful Japanese denim, finished with a yellow embroidered racing number.

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The Muroc Racing Cap is as rare as they come. A limited run of 100, long sold out everywhere else. We have a very small number of these available. The cap is a collaboration between the Papa and Troy O’Shea and each piece is handmade in Sydney Australia. The Muroc Racing Cap comes in a beautiful lightweight Japanese denim that has a serious amount of character. The bill is short, giving maximum visibility on the track and is finished with a contrasting yellow embroidered ’44’, the Papa’s racing number.

The cap is inspired by the golden days of the Muroc Dry Lake racing scene in the early part of the 20th century, the site of American Automobile Association sanctioned speed events.

When lakes racing became popular in the 1920s, the Ford Model T was the preferred car because of its low cost and available speed equipment. In May 1923, Joe Nikrent set a record of 108.24 miles per hour in a stripped-down Buick. In 1924, Tommy Milton ran 151.26 mph in a Miller powered race car. In 1927, Frank Lockhart ran 171 miles per hour.

Key Features of the Papa Nui x Troy O’Shea Handmade Muroc Racing Cap

  • Handmade in very limited numbers
  • Influenced by the dry lake racing scene of the early 20th century
  • 100% Japanese denim
  • Short, stubby visor
  • Embroidered yellow ’44’ race number
  • Hino Maru internal country of origin patch
  • Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm)
  • Cold wash/soak to shape or stretch, hot wash/soak and tumble dry to shrink

Medium, Large


Japanese denim






The Muroc Racing Cap is a low-maintenance piece designed for rugged wear.

When necessary, we recommend a cold machine wash and line dry. If you are happy with the sizing of your cap, avoid tumble drying as this may result in slight shrinkage.


Sizes Medium (57-58cm) and Large (59-60cm).

To find out more about how to measure your head to get the sizing of your cap perfect, see this detailed post about Papa Nui sizing. Need more information on how to fine tune the sizing of your Papa Nui cap? Our sizing page also contains information about how to stretch or shrink your cap.

Before attempting to stretch or shrink your cap, please see the Care section to see if this is possible with your model.

Shipping & Returns

We want shopping with Those That Know to be easy. To make sure you’re completely satisfied with your experience with us we have a simple Shipping & Returns process.


We use Royal Mail to ship orders. We charge a flat rate shipping cost per order based on your location. This is:

  • UK – £3.55 (Delivery in 48 hours)
  • Europe – £4.80 (Delivery in 3-5 working days)
  • Rest of World – from £6.50 (Delivery in 6-7 working days)

You can find out more about our shipping methods and international zones on our shipping page.


We’re happy to accept return or exchange of orders in new and unworn condition with original packaging within 14 days of receipt. To return your order, please contact us first on [email protected].

For more information about the process, see our returns page.