The Driver Suit Blog-Collecting Race Car Waste?

By David G. Firestone

In racing, like any other sporting event, when the fans and athletes leave, there is a lot of waste left. However, unlike most other sports, the debris left has some collector value. There are a number of things, car part, sheet metal, and even rubber that collectors want.

While every other part is custom made, and proprietary, lug nuts are pretty standard, and discarded after the race by teams. Collectors love these. These examples came after a Pocono race weekend from 2013. These all show varying amounts of wear.

When it comes to debris, examples of items include chassis pieces, tape, and claig, or rubber from tires. All are exampled here.

That was a short one, so now we move on to…


Fall and winter are upon us, so for a great seasonal recipe, I present:

Frosted Pumpkin Bars

8 Servings



2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups sugar

1 cup salad oil

4 beaten eggs

1 cup cooked pumpkin


1 8 ounce package of cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1 pound box powdered sugar


1-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2-Combine flour, spices, and salt.

3-In separate bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin.

4-Pour into well greased 9×3″ baking pan.

5-Bake for 20 minutes.

6-In separate bowl, combine frosting ingredients, and mix until smooth.

7-Cut into bars, and top with frosting.

Next week, we see who wore what brand of firesuit in 2020.

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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