By David G. FirestoneI must have said the word Nomex a thousand times on this blog, but what exactly is Nomex? In short, it is a flame-resistant meta-aramid cloth material. It is an aramid material, which is the same thing as Kevlar, but it is not as strong as a bulletproof vest, but it has […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Nomex-The Core Of Driver Suits
By David G. Firestone It dawns on me I should use this blog more often. So what I’m going to do is every other week, I will take a vintage item, and analyze it up close. The Driver Suit Blog will be for racing items, this will be for everything else. For the first part […]Read More Vintage Item Spotlight: Lyndon Baines Johnson Bill Pen…Part 1
By David G. FirestoneLast week, I had a column run on Uni-Watch, and I delayed this article until this week. Two weeks ago, we discussed visors, this week, we will discuss what has become known as the “helmet stripe.” Helmet stripes came from IndyCar and Formula 1 cars, which are open cockpit cars. Helmets are […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Helmet Stripe-An Unusual Place For Sponsorship
No New blog here, my latest column ran on Uni-Watch…check it outRead More The Driver Suit Blog-Uni-Watch Article
By David G. FirestoneSome time ago, I did two posts focusing on one item, and for the next two weeks, I’ll do something similar. A part of the driver uniform that is seen by virtually everyone but not really discussed is the visor in the helmet. We see them on in-car cameras and on television, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The ONLY Time A Visor Looks Good!