This week, we examine a Steve Grissom 1998 Kodiak Helmet. AdvertisementsRead More DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Steve Grissom 1998 Race-Worn Helmet
By David G. Firestone As this week’s column is being posted, I am boarding the Texas Eagle in Tucson Arizona, awaiting the train ride back to Chicago to begin. I’ve spent the last week away from the deep freeze of Chicago, and in the warm weather in Arizona. The colors of the desert are deep […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Sponsor Profiiles-Kodiak Tobacco
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. FirestoneFrom a design aspect, no other factor contributes as much as the primary sponsor or sponsors of the car. Everything from the colors to the torso design, to the television logos, to the shoulder epaulet and collar design depends on the primary sponsor. While this has been the case for the most […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-They Pay the Bills, So They Design The Suit
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 Like shoulder epaulets, the collar of a driver suit has made a transition. It has gone from safety accessory to fashion piece, but unlike the epaulet, it is not only ornamental. Because the collar is still a piece of safety equipment. It goes without saying that fire is an ever present […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Collar Guard…Not a Product, but a Safety Feature.
For part 1 of my season 8 premier, we will take a look at a driver suit worn and signed by Ricky Craven during the 1996 Winston cup season.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Ricky Craven 1996 Race-Worn and Signed Driver Suit