By David G. Firestone Rusty Wallace is a household name when it comes to NASCAR. With 55 wins and the 1989 Winston Cup Series Championship. Wallace is a well known and respected driver, who also had thrown his hat into team ownership. He owned a team in 1985, but closed it by 1992. He reopened […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 23-The Rise Of Atreus!
By David G. Firestone Some race car drivers are born, other as made. Racing school is a place for driver to hone their skills. John “Skip” Barber III is a former F1 and SCCA driver. While we won 3 SCCA National Championships in a row, his F1 and IndyCar careers were not stellar. After his […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Back To Racing School
By David G. Firestone Going a bit off topic, and on topic at the same time. I don’t think there is any other head covering that is as ubiquitous as the baseball cap. Every major sport markets caps to some extent, some using them on the sidelines or even in play. Baseball caps are a […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Most American of Head Coverings
By David G. Firestone Before we dive into this weeks Friday Feature, I want to discuss why I reposted an old article last week. As happens sometimes, I had to deal with a couple of minor things last week, and I didn’t have enough time to get to the Friday Feature. I hate doing things […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Pedregon Family One Of Drag Racing’s Greatest Families
By David G. Firestone Most people associate parachutes with skydiving, para sailing, or military operations, but they have been critical over the course of auto racing as well. For those who follow drag racing or land speed records, parachutes being deployed at the end of the run is a common, and reassuring sight. Dragsters and […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-A Perfect Example of the Stroud Parachute Design
By David G. Firestone As I said last week, the mere word “paperwork” will make any person groan. Nobody likes paperwork. It is just awful. Yet it’s become a necessary evil. It permeates every aspect of life, even in auto racing. Drag racing has a unique form of paperwork, as compared to other classes of […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Paperwork Aspects of Auto Racing Part 2
By David G. Firestone The mere word “paperwork” will make any person groan. Nobody likes paperwork. It is just awful. Yet it’s become a necessary evil. It permeates every aspect of life, even in auto racing. NASCAR and almost all racing sanctioning bodies issue “competitor licenses.” Competitor licenses are significantly harder to obtain than a […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Paperwork Aspects of Auto Racing Part 1
By David G. Firestone Auto racing has a lot of different elements in it. These include the cars, the track, and all the implements in both. Drag racing has many different elements at the track. The most unique of these is the timing system. The Christmas tree is the centerpiece, and the timing blocks are […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-All Hail The Mighty Foam Block
By David G. Firestone I collect all kinds of memorabilia, not just from auto racing, but from many kinds of sports. One thing that I collect that most people don’t really realize is an aspect of the sports memorabilia market is what is referred to as “stadium memorabilia.” Stadium memorabilia is memorabilia that comes from […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Celebrating the Tracks That Host The Races!