Here's the scoop!
Doug, god bless ya, knows George Bushmaster Schrieber, and emailed him to ask about this mask....
and here is the reply: (sit down for this!)
MY DEIST MASK!!! WHEN I WENT TO VON DUTCH"S HOUSE TO PICK UP MY HELMET, I HAD THE "DUTCHMAN" PAINT THE MONSTER FACE ON THE MASK!!! I WORE IT ONCE AT THE BEACH AND IT DIDN'T WORK AS THE CANOPY ON THE "FANG" HAD NO BREEZE THROUGH IT ON THE LINE AND I COULDN'T BREATHE---GOT ONE OF THE NEW "SIMPSONS" MASKS WITH FILTERS AS THE CANOPY WAS " AIR--NEGATIVE" !!! THANX AND THE BUSHMASTER STILL LUVS YA " !!!
So... is that not the most unreal thing of the year? A real no shit story from the only guy alive to know the facts, and only the strangest of coincidences put all the pieces in place for us to learn that this... is a Von Dutch piece of art... that no one knew of, or is alive to recall, except one guy!
So, my hat's off to Doug and George for sharing some incredible drag racing history with us!