By David G. Firestone Well, it’s that time again! We have the annual Paint Schemie Awards for the 2020 season. As per the usual, every year, I pick the best and worst paint schemes and award them the Paint Schemie. This was done using the Driver Suit Blog executive committee for paint scheme analysis and […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Ladies and Gentlemen…THE 2020 PAINT SCHEMIES!
By David G. Firestone For the most part, the 2020 racing season is behind us, and, as tradition, I start The Driver Suit Blog silly season with who wore what suit. The driver is named, with the suit they wore in 2020. If no conclusive photographic evidence of what suit the driver wore is found, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Which Driver Wore What Suit In 2020?
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 […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Collecting Race Car Waste?
By David G. Firestone Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Mark Smith got his start in Formula Super Vee. He raced for Dave White Motorsports, finishing 6th in the championship in 1988, winning at the Meadowlands, and second at Road America. In 1989, racing for Ralt of America, he won at Indianpolis Raceway Park, Milwaukee, Des Moines, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Another Example of a Balaclava
By David G. Firestone When the name Aston Martin comes up, people typically have one of two association. The first is a luxury car company, the second is James Bond. Aston Martin has a history that dates back to 1913, and has many iconic cars. Aston Martin is a British Cultural Icon, and even has […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Aston Martin…Not Just For James Bond Part 2
By David G. Firestone When the name Aston Martin comes up, people typically have one of two association. The first is a luxury car company, the second is James Bond. Aston Martin has a history that dates back to 1913, and has many iconic cars. Aston Martin is a British Cultural Icon, and even has […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Aston Martin…Not Just For James Bond Part 1
By David G. Firestone The son of second generation casino owner Michael Gaughan, Brendan Gaughan decided that he wanted to be a race car driver. He has raced in all three of NASCAR’s top series. While he hasn’t scored a win in the Cup Series, he has two wins in the Xfinity Series in 2014, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 24-Brendan Gaughan and South Point
By David G. Firestone I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but I wanted to get a more modern pair of NASCAR race-worn gloves. With the Ryan Newman gloves I discussed last week, that opportunity presented itself. I delayed both of these articles after the Daytona 500. Racing is one of, if not […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Gloves Make The Driver-NASCAR Vs. NHRA
By David G. Firestone The old saying goes that sometimes the best planning is no replacement for dumb luck. Dumb luck can strike anyone. On January 2, I turned 38. I had spent the previous evening enjoying myself, because I had to go back to work on the 3rd, so I wouldn’t be able to […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Gloves Of The Rocket Man
By David G. Firestone I’ve discussed Jack Beckman on The Driver Suit Blog many times. He is a great driver, he connects with the fans, and he was kind enough to grant me an interview last year. I’ve been into the Infinite Hero Challenge Coin program since the beginning, and love collecting them. Well, I’m […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Beckman Returns Again For 2020