By David G. Firestone The Paint Scheme Ranking Executive Committee meetings have been long, but not too contentious, I can’t stay mad at Alejandro when he shows me his belly, so now we present all 55 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams ranked from first to last on how their paint schemes looked. NR has a different […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard-Week 4, The Grand Finale
Ford By David G. Firestone Last Week, Chevy teams were ranked. This week, the Paint Scheme Ranking Executive Committee, made up of myself, and Alejandro my black cat have determined how Ford’s teams will be ranked. Alejandro was slightly more useful this week, keeping my leg warm while he slept. As with last week, teams […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard-Week #2-Ford
By David G. Firestone Number designs are an important detail in American auto racing, especially NASCAR, where the number is used on all of the merchandise sold to fans. The number is an identity for the driver and for the fans. While I was watching the Camping World RV Sales 301, for some reason, I […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Which Way Does Your Favorite Team Lean?
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 Last week, I ranked the Ford teams based on their paint schemes, and this week I will do the Chevy teams and next week I’ll rank the Toyota teams, so without further ado all the Chevy teams ranked from best to worst: #1 Hendrick Motorsports #48 Jimmie Johnson went with a […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Leaderboard Part 2- Chevy
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 I discuss the various aspects of race-worn and race used collectibles on this blog, and in researching something, I had received a suggestion that sounded like a great idea. The idea that was posed was “You may want to mention where people can actually buy these suits as well.” So I […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-The First Question…Where Do You Buy This Stuff?
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
By David G. Firestone Last week was the All-Star Showdown and the All-Star Race. These two events are magnets for special paint schemes. The top two finishers from the Showdown move to the All-Star Race. I have graded both events, starting with the Showdown. It is ranked from best to worst. The Good: 1 David […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Grading the 2013 All-Star Race
Yesterday, I discussed the basic design changes for the 2013 redesigned schemes. Today, I thought I would look at some of the schemes that have been released, and give my thoughts on them. Let’s look at the Chevy schemes first. Jamie McMurray The basic scheme is solid here. The Bass Pro Shop “lightning bolt” used […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Some Thoughts on 2013 Paint Schemes So Far