Overwhelmingly, race car drivers are individuals who work real jobs from 9-5 and race on the weekends. Some are chasing their dreams of racing professionally, others are racing for the love of the game. In many instances, this continues for generations. This is also true for race teams, and racing equipment stores, such as Lou Feger’s Racing Equpment.
Founded by racer “Lightin’ Lou” Fegers in Delano, Michigan in 1965, Lou Fegers Racing Equipment has been a must stop shop for Michigan racing enthusiasts for 50 years. Drivers and teams have been buying from Lou Fegers for generations. Their stock of parts is extensive and covers many aspects, from people souping up road cars, to race car drivers looking for quality parts.
These kinds of stores will often sponsor race cars as advertising, and set up shop at the track during events in case teams need parts. The team will design the car, and a driver suit comes with the sponsorship package. This Worth Racing suit is an example of one of the driver suits worn by a Lou Fegers sponsored car, Harry Olson.This single-layer, non certified driver suit is in great condition, and shows some use.
Family run independent stores and teams are part of what make racing great. We go to races and watch, and enjoy. Drivers race because the fans love to watch them. I hope this tradition continues forever and ever!
Next week, a helmet from an underrated racing innovator.