By David G. Firestone Forest Barber is a true racer in every sense of the word. He won as a co-driver and owner in the 24 Hours of Daytona, along with one of my other favorite subjects Christian Fittipaldi. He has 5 other wins in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series. He has also […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-PBR…Not the Beer, Power Boat Racing!
I’ve been gone for a while, but I have been busy. Here is what is going to happen within the next few months. First, Introduction to Sports Memorabilia will return on July 13, for the 9th Season. Season number 10 will follow in November. Seasons 11 and 12 will take place in 2014. Seasons 9 […]Read More DGF2099 Productions…Summer Production Update
Thunderstorms aplenty this year in Chicago, this one comes on May 28, 2013Read More DGF2099 Productions-Tuesday Night Lightning May 28, 2013
Some highlights from the thunderstorm in Chicago on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday May 21, 2013.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Thunderstorm Highlghts from Skokie Illinois-May 20 and 21 2013
Some highlights from the thunderstorm in Chicago on Monday, May 20, 2013.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Monday Night Lightning, May 20, 2013
By David G. Firestone Like shoulder epaulets, the collar of a driver suit has made a transition. It has gone from safety accessory to fashion piece, but unlike the epaulet, it is not only ornamental. Because the collar is still a piece of safety equipment. It goes without saying that fire is an ever present […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Collar Guard…Not a Product, but a Safety Feature.
By David G. Firestone We’ve all seen them in telecasts and photos, but what many of us do not realize is what they are and what they do. I am talking about the arm gusset. Arm gussets are seen at the top of the sleeve on a driver suit, under the shoulder. They are a […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Arm Gussets…Comfortable AND Safe!
By David G. FirestoneFor this week’s blog, I will be doing a visual glossary of terms that I use when describing driver suits and helmets. To illustrate this, we will use this examples from a number of suits, including this Kasey Kahne suit from 2005. and this Terry Labonte suit from 2008 Collar-The collar is […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Glossary of Terms
By David G. Firestone Ok, so here is the back story on this column. During the red flag at the Coca Cola 600 a few weeks ago, I got bored and began to work on this. I thought I had accidentally erased it, but I just found it, figured it was something that was worth […]Read More 1958 Washington Senators 3D Uniform Numbers…Up Close!
By David G. Firestone I have been focusing too much on paint schemes lately, so I’ll hold off on that for a while. Back to driver suits. As Brian Vickers demonstrated earlier this year, when there is time to plan for a driver replacement, a full driver suit with all correct sponsor logos can be […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Replacements…The Driver Suit Edition