By David G. Firestone While I typically watched NASCAR growing up, I did also watch IndyCar. That was before “the split” which diluted the value the sport so much that to this day it is still suffering, 6 years after the unification of Champ Car and the Indy Racing League. I got tired of politics […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Item Spotlight-Alex Barron 1998 Champ Car Driver Suit
By David G. Firestone The focus group of one has had its meetings, and has made its decisions. Here are all 50 teams that ran the Sprint Cup this year ranked first to last on their paint schemes: #1-Wood Brothers #21-A classic design scheme that just seems to get better with age. The Henry Ford […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard Part 4-The Grand Finale
By David G. Firestone The Paint Scheme Leaderboard continues with Toyota today. This has been a stressful series, and it will be even more so next week, when I rank all 50 teams in order from best to worst. Enough complaining, on to the schemes. #1 Michael Waltrip Racing #55 Simple traditional designs. That is […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard Part 3- Toyota
By David G. Firestone For the end of the 2013 Season, I will reveal the best and worst paint schemes and driver suits of 2013. This was done using a focus group of one, namely myself, and uses the following standards: Color Scheme:How the colors look, and how they work with each other. Overall Design:How […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Ladies and Gentlemen: The Paint Schemie Awards!
By David G. Firestone One aspect of driver suits that has become a target for new customizations in the last 15-17 years is the belt. For many years, the belt was unadorned, or had a very small logo. Belts are a comfort feature, and typically made of the same material that the suit itself is […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Getting the Belt…Not Always a Bad Thing