With the recent news of Roger Penske’s organization purchasing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR, here’s another teaser from our short series “Behind the Visor” by Darren L. Jack. This time featuring Mark Donohue’s Helmet. Donohue was the first driver to bring Team Penske a victory at the Indianapolis 500. Josh Rikkerink • Still & Motion Images www.joshrikkerink.com
Here is another teaser of our short series “Behind the Visor” by Darren L. Jack. featuring Bill Dennis’ 1972 Daytona 300 Winning Helmet
Some helmet designs are timeless. It doesn’t matter how old the helmet is, the design will always remain cool. Paul Tracy’s first painted Karting helmet is certainly one of those. Darren Jack sat down recently with Paul Tracy to look at the unique history behind this helmet and some of the other helmets from the Canadian Motorsport Legend’s career.
The Hall of Fame Collection team was at the Honda Indy in Toronto this past weekend and we paid a visit to Jimmy Vasser’s motorhome to hand deliver his race worn 1992 rookie season IndyCar Helmet. This helmet was used during his Atlantic series career and first season competing in the 1992 PPG CART IndyCar Championship. Vasser made his CART debut while driving for Hayhoe-Cole Racing Team in 1992 and qualified for the Indianapolis 500, setting a record (at the time) for...
We visited bell racing USA headquarters in Speedway, Indiana, where we surprised Packy wheeler and his son Chris, with Packy’s last race worn dirt racing helmet which came out of the Ron Burton Helmet collection. Check out the video to see Packy’s surprise when he sees his helmet for the first time in over 20 years.
We visited the Bell Racing USA headquarters in Speedway, Indiana to show Bell executives, Chris & Packy Wheeler, Mario Andretti’s very first Bell Toptex Helmet. This original Snell 1962 Bell helmet was used during during Mario Andretti’s seCond USAC National IndyCar Championship in 1966 and appeared in many events such as the Indy 500, the Hoosier 100 as well as the Sebring 12 hours during the 1966 season. Mario Andretti would become Indycar champion for the second time in 1966 using...
We visited bell racing USA headquarters in Speedway, Indiana , where we surprised Packy wheeler by showing him and his son chris his racing helmet which came out of the Ron Burton Hemet collection. Check out the video to see Packy Wheeler’s surprise when he sees his helmet he hasn’t seen in over 24 years.