By David G. Firestone Every good baseball team need a home for spring training. In 1959, the San Francisco Giants played their final game at Seals Stadium, a small, crowded, outdated facility in the Mission District of San Francisco. Starting in 1960, the Giants would play their home games at the brand new Candlestick Park. […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Vintage Item Spotlight-Fransico Grande Pitching Rubber.
By David G. Firestone Founded in 1982, as the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series is a short track series. The races all take place at short tracks, ranging from 1/4 mile to 5/8 miles. While some drivers go on to national series stardom, some are just weekend warriors. The […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Looking at a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Crew Shirt
By David G. Firestone While many people fondly remember The NASCAR Winston Cup Series, I think a lot of people forget how instrumental Winston was in NASCAR’s eventual success. In 1971, Winston and NASCAR came together, NASCAR needing promotion and money, and Winston with the ability to provide both. Since Winston is based in Winston-Salem, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-A Cancelled Winston Cup Project
By David G. Firestone So the 2021 Throwback Race at Darlington has come and gone. I’m going to do my usual throwback grades. Usually, the top pick will win the Paint Scheme Award for Best Throwback, but if something better comes along, it will take first place. We have a lot of season left. So, […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Grading The 2021 Throwbacks
By David G. Firestone You can’t collect racing memorabilia without talking about equipment. The parts and pieces that make the car go, are just as important, and interesting as most other racing memorabilia. One incarnation that Don Garlitts worked with before he settled on Swamp Rat XIV was Swamp Rat VIII. Swamp Rat VIII was […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Parts and Recreation ReRevisited
By David G. Firestone From 1989 to 2017, The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was a mainstay in the southern territories. NASCAR National Series Drivers such as Jimmy Spencer, Ted Christopher, Corey LaJoie, Ryan Preece, Randy LaJoie, Mike McLaughlin, Steve Park, Mike Stefanik, and Ken Schrader all have raced in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-A Crew Suit From An Under Appreciated Team
By David G. Firestone We’re going off topic this week…kind of. I’ve been wanting to do a column based on what I call “random items,” or items that don’t fit into any other category. Let’s get started. Further proof that wine is becoming a standard in auto racing is that Mario Andretti, Richard Childress, and […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Just Some Random Stuff This Week
By David G. Firestone Harry Scott Jr. purchased the Phoenix Racing Sprint Cup Series in late 2013. He renamed the team HScott Motorsports. HScott Motorsports was a little team with big dreams. They did have some success in the form of top 10’s, but aside from that, they never won a race, even though they […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The Vest Project Part 26-Auto Owners Insurance Revisited