Monday, August 31, 2009

Chris Green returns to pro racing.

After being sidelined for a few years, Chris Green was back in a race car last week-end in Montreal. With the help of his sponsors, he was able to race in the Grand-Am GT class in a Pontiac GTO alongside Italian driver, Diego Alessi.
Of course he had to commissioned a new helmet for the occasion and I was there to deliver it in person at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

A new helmet for Jesse Lazare.

Another lid for Jesse, this one with a chrome base.

Monday, August 17, 2009

NHL defenseman Patrice Brisebois goes racing.

He started racing Ferrari Challenge a couple of years ago and quickly wanted to move up. The option of trying his hand at stock car came to him and he jumped in. That's why he commissioned a new helmet with bright metal flake and orange kandy. I kept the stars theme on his lid again as a continuity from his previous one. He did his first race in Trois-Rivieres last week-end.

Another chromed based helmet.

Kenneth wanted a chrome base this time and I did it. The first helmet I did for him in '06 had a simple white base. I played around a bit with some graphics in the chrome to create some movement. The bright red and blue complete the job.

Returning customer's new lid.

I painted a helmet for Gianmarco Raimondo a couple of years ago. The wear and tear of racing Formula BMW's open cockpit cars meant that he needed a new lid this year. We decide to change the colors a bit and this bright metallic yellow was born out of a home mix I did.

Durabond Racing boss - Anthony Rapone.

Anthony loved Giancarlo Fisichella's helmet design and wanted something that looked like it. I came up with this different design and Anthony was excited by it.

Another karting helmet just in time.

Cory based his helmet design on F1 driver's Robert Kubica's own design. We changed the colors around to create something distinctive for Cory, again just in time for the Nationals.

New customer, Steven Szigeti gets a chromed helmet.

Steven wanted chrome and that's what he got, that and the Tony Kart colors to go with it. Just in time for the Nationals.

A busy couple of weeks.

Yes, I have been really busy in the last couple of weeks. Many helmets needed to be finished in times for the Canadian National Karting Championship and the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Many nights of work were involved and in the end, I was able to pull it off. Now it is back to business as usual which means, more helmets to be painted in the next weeks.