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#1351 f1steveuk

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 18:51

Exchange: GPA SJ (car-helmet of fibreglass with bleu nomex) for Bell Star small window, a la Jody Scheckter (car-helmet with brown / yellow nomex). This is for me a must.

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I thought the SJ was a polycarbonate version, bigger eyeport, for bikes??

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#1352 mfd

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 19:10

I thought the SJ was a polycarbonate version, bigger eyeport, for bikes??

SJ = Sans Jugulaire - Why am I telling you this Steve? :lol: SJ was just the description for the fixing system, but there was both SJ in Poly and the SJ in Kevlar, which had 3 different apertures

#1353 f1steveuk

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 19:23

SJ = Sans Jugulaire - Why am I telling you this Steve? :lol: SJ was just the description for the fixing system, but there was both SJ in Poly and the SJ in Kevlar, which had 3 different apertures

I'll get me coat!

If I'd have looked properly, the aperture is the right size for the bike version, but it has screws, as opposed to poppers, for the visor, although it doesn't look like Nomex in there! And wasn't the visor on the bike (polycarbonate) version shaped.

Must look before typing...............

Edited by f1steveuk, 03 December 2009 - 19:26.


#1354 mfd

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 23:19

I'll get me coat! If I'd have looked properly, the aperture is the right size for the bike version, but it has screws, as opposed to poppers, for the visor, although it doesn't look like Nomex in there! And wasn't the visor on the bike (polycarbonate) version shaped. Must look before typing...............


Just a grubby example Steve. Part of the interior was almost like a towelling material, do you remember? I once had a special bike kevlar version. It had the regular small window, but the top part of the aperture was cut away another 10mm further up. Imagine - head down on tank & you could still see where you were going :D

#1355 f1steveuk

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:47

Just a grubby example Steve. Part of the interior was almost like a towelling material, do you remember? I once had a special bike kevlar version. It had the regular small window, but the top part of the aperture was cut away another 10mm further up. Imagine - head down on tank & you could still see where you were going :D

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Ridden bikes for years, would NEVER consider racing one!

#1356 Verhage

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 22:21

Who can inform me?
What is the type / number of the Nolan helmet?
Because I'm looking for that helmet.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 18:33

Thought I'd start a thread on showing peoples favourite helmet designs of drivers in F1 and other formulas.

Personally I am a fan of the simple white and simple lines over the top such as Mr Arnoux and Mr Tarquini's:

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#1358 mfd

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 18:57

Thought I'd start a thread on showing peoples favourite helmet designs of drivers in F1 and other formulas.
Personally I am a fan of the simple white and simple lines over the top such as Mr Arnoux and Mr Tarquini's:

There's a long established thread on the subject already - try here
http://forums.autosp...w...6&hl=helmet


#1359 Verhage

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 16:54

Has Paul Belmondo MDS helmet on his F1 debut?
Or was it Bell helmet?
Who has pictures of him with MDS helmet?

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#1360 Verhage

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:34

Help! Who can help me with photos of old F1 driver Brian Henton?
I search photos of his Griffin helmet in close up from 1975 and 1977.
He rode into then in Lotus and March and Boro (Ensign).
His pictures from very close up are very hard to find.
I want paint my Griffin helmet in replica.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan.

www.freewebs.com/helmetsnl

#1361 Verhage

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:02

Now officially for sale: helmet Fittipaldi 1980.
For questions: verhage@scarlet.nl

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#1362 f1steveuk

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 16:55

I've seen several pictures, one in this thread I think, of Ian Ashley's helmet, which looks like a cross between a Evarok and a Griffin. Anyone know what make it was (it's the 70's one), and has the aperture been modified, or was it made like that. If I can ind a picture, I'll post it.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 23:25

If I can ind a picture, I'll post it.

Mine?

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#1364 mfd

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:01

Mine?

Is that a Bell, Stuart?

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:38

I know it's a bit off-topic, but does anyone create road/track legal replica full-face helmets?

#1366 mfd

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:55

I know it's a bit off-topic, but does anyone create road/track legal replica full-face helmets?

Go back to post 1321 for a picture of a legal period race helmet. For use on the road - only thing I can think of that looks similar to todays F1 helmets is an Arai GP5X. A big window car racing shell with a non-nomex interior.


#1367 f1steveuk

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:57

Mine?

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That's the one, cheers Stuart, it seems like a cross between several different makes, and that aperture has to have been modified. I've said it before, he looks like Eddie Irvine in that shot. Anyway, the visor looks Bell Star, but the helmet?

#1368 Verhage

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 15:54

It's just Bell helmet.
Ashley has piece cut out.
Then he can see better clocks in the cockpit ;-)

Adriaan

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#1369 f1steveuk

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 17:45

And I always tried to find the narrowest eye aperture possible and then tape the visor top and bottom to keep the sun out and the distraction of dash clocks and lights, until I wanted to see them!! :lol:

#1370 f1steveuk

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 18:02

Just been through some brilliant Aurora pics elsewhere, and a thought struck me. When Agostini raced the Williams FWO6, he appeared never to have used his familar Italian tricolour colour scheme, but a really boring white with red strip scheme. Now as the car didn't always run in Marlboro colours, I am assuming this wasn't in difference to a sponsors whim. So why didn't he use his "normal" helmet colours?

#1371 mfd

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 18:44

Just been through some brilliant Aurora pics elsewhere, and a thought struck me. When Agostini raced the Williams FWO6, he appeared never to have used his familar Italian tricolour colour scheme, but a really boring white with red strip scheme. Now as the car didn't always run in Marlboro colours, I am assuming this wasn't in difference to a sponsors whim. So why didn't he use his "normal" helmet colours?

Changed from AGV to Nava I think Steve - I would guess they wanted to dis the AGV familiarity. Coincidentally Red + White = ?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 20:07

Now as the car didn't always run in Marlboro colours...

Really? News to me... :confused:

#1373 mfd

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 21:53

Really? News to me... :confused:

I'm with you Stuart - evidence pls Steve - my e-mail's on FB & the website :|


#1374 f1steveuk

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:13

Ah, I've given myself a challenge! I recall footage in the FOM archive of "Ago", in the FWO6, and it was plain white. I have "fat chance" of getting a grab from that, so I shall have a search.


So the tricolour scheme was only on the AGV helmets, that would make sense. In the pictures on the Aurora thread, his helmet does look red and white, but I'll go back and check.

#1375 Twin Window

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:54

I imagine a plain white car would've been pre-season...

#1376 f1steveuk

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:59

I imagine a plain white car would've been pre-season...

Possible, as FOCA, as it then was, would use tests etc to give cameramen some practise, but my fading memory thinks it was at Imola, but I shall have a look around as I'm home at present.

Still think the green, white and red scheme in a car would have looked the dogs!

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:16

Who can inform me?
What is the type / number of the Simpson helmet?
Because I'm looking for that helmet.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan


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I've seen on of these on sale in japan (for £400!), its somewhere between the simple model60 and later more sculpted model 61 (I've got both), the website says its a simpson SL1... I wouldnt mind one either.

http://www.halogre.c...impson_sl_1.htm

#1378 Verhage

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 16:59

I've seen on of these on sale in japan (for £400!), its somewhere between the simple model60 and later more sculpted model 61 (I've got both), the website says its a simpson SL1... I wouldnt mind one either.

http://www.halogre.c...impson_sl_1.htm



Thanks for information, thus type is SL1
Also I am looking to model with flat bottom, without notches.
What is the type?
May I see pictures of your helmets?
Are you willing to sell one of you?

Edited by Verhage, 17 October 2010 - 17:08.


#1379 scarbs

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:37

Thanks for information, thus type is SL1
Also I am looking to model with flat bottom, without notches.
What is the type?
May I see pictures of your helmets?
Are you willing to sell one of you?


The earlier model with the flat bottom is the model 60.

http://twitpic.com/2vn2ht

I dont really want to sell it, as I've only recently acquired it. Like you I'm on the look out for vintage motorsport helmets

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#1380 scarbs

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:16

Here's a new helmet for the list, albeit not in race use until 2011, the Schuberth SR1

http://www.flickr.co...rth/4385070294/

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 19:38

In recent years, Prost has changed the design of its helmet.

My impression is that it reminds me a lot the design of the Ayrton's helmet.

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At the RoC he had a new helmet but still maintains the Ayrton's layout.

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Someone knows something?

Thank you.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 19:44

I doubt it has anything to do with Senna. Horizontal stripes in helmet designs are extremely common.

I think it's a shame that he's using this new design. His design from his F1 days was one of my favorite designs ever.

#1383 turin

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 19:53

The F1 design has always been one of my favorites, along with the white Alesi and Mika.


#1384 mfd

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 17:12

I doubt it has anything to do with Senna. Horizontal stripes in helmet designs are extremely common.
I think it's a shame that he's using this new design. His design from his F1 days was one of my favorite designs ever.

Ditto - he doesn't like Hans... :confused:


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 16:28

I've just come across this rare Gilles Villeneuve helmet from 1979. Can't ever remember ever seeing a pic of Gilles wearing this great piece. Does anyone have anything on this ?

http://www.collector.../4793/details/1

#1386 mfd

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 17:24

I've just come across this rare Gilles Villeneuve helmet from 1979. Can't ever remember ever seeing a pic of Gilles wearing this great piece. Does anyone have anything on this ?

Never seen a photo of him wearing it in a race photo, but I have seen the testing photo from Fiorano. In those times some helmet manufacturers used to give ready painted helmets for drivers to try out.

#1387 f1steveuk

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 17:57

Does anyone have knowledge of any F1 driver using a LEM helmet?

#1388 mfd

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 19:49

Does anyone have knowledge of anyone owning a LEM helmet?


Yes me :kiss: :| :rotfl: :clap: :rotfl:

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 20:59

Does anyone have knowledge of any F1 driver using a LEM helmet?


I might be wrong here, but I vaguely remember Piquet wearing a strange looking kind of motorcycle helmet at the GP Brazil in 1981 or´82.
Could this be a LEM?

#1390 mfd

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 22:25

I might be wrong here, but I vaguely remember Piquet wearing a strange looking kind of motorcycle helmet at the GP Brazil in 1981 or´82.
Could this be a LEM?

Rio 82 - NAVA


#1391 f1steveuk

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:26

No surprise there Mike!

Is the LEM Italian or German? I recall Manfred Winklehock used a helmet that I was convinced was a LEM, but was badged as a Nolan I think. This was in a ATS D6 I think.

If this was a LEM, did any other GP drivers use one?

#1392 mfd

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 13:20

No surprise there Mike!

Is the LEM Italian or German? I recall Manfred Winklehock used a helmet that I was convinced was a LEM, but was badged as a Nolan I think. This was in a ATS D6 I think.
If this was a LEM, did any other GP drivers use one?

The LEM is Italian. The AGV importer chap I knew brought a handful of the LEM in. Two versions, narrow window and twinnie version with life support. Guess which I couldn't stop myself buying?
I never saw anyone wearing the LEM type but is similar in appearance to the Winkelhock Nolan but not as nice imo. Other drivers I remember in a Nolan N33 Carrado Fabi and Piercarlo Ghinzani.

The N33 was originally for sale as a polycarbonate bike helmet, but they did make a few in glass & I painted one for a bike racer I knew. It was lovely. I had cause to be in touch with him about a year ago helping him out with an old bike livery...my first Q, was "do you still have the Nolan?" but he said it got nicked off his road bike whilst he nipped into a chippy in Blackpool. I said "bugger..." his reply was worse ! The thieves took the bike as well. When he came back some bystanders said "we helped your mate push your bike into the back of his van" :rolleyes:


#1393 f1steveuk

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 14:47

Yes, a friend of mine got done for assualt because he caught someone actually in the act of jamming a screwdriver into the ignition of his bike outside a pool hall in Croyden. My mate "suggested" that his bike should be left alone, if you see what I mean.

There's LEM for sale in the interwebnet at the moment, and when I saw it I remember someone I knew in Eastbourne had one (same colours) narrow aperture but with the oxygen pipe (same as the internet one) and it got me thinking if he might still have it.

Me thinks it's your Welsh friend Mike!

http://f1helmets.wee...m/for-sale.html

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 16:24

Who can help me with the pictures of old F1 driver Brian Henton?
I search pictures of his Griffin helmet in close-up from 1975 and 1977.
He rode into then in Lotus (1975) and March (1977) and Boro (1977).
I want paint my Griffin helmet in replica.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan.

www.freewebs.com/helmetsnl

Edited by Verhage, 18 December 2010 - 16:30.


#1395 Verhage

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 09:58

Who can help me with the pictures of old F1 driver Brian Henton?
I search pictures of his Griffin helmet in close-up from 1975 and 1977.
He rode into then in Lotus (1975) and March (1977) and Boro (1977).
I want paint my Griffin helmet in replica.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan.

www.freewebs.com/helmetsnl

#1396 funformula

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 22:30

Who can help me with the pictures of old F1 driver Brian Henton?
I search pictures of his Griffin helmet in close-up from 1975 and 1977.
He rode into then in Lotus (1975) and March (1977) and Boro (1977).
I want paint my Griffin helmet in replica.
Thanks in advance, Adriaan.

www.freewebs.com/helmetsnl



Maybe this is of help
http://homepage.ntlw.../77hentongb.jpg

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:24

I would like to know if Simpson helmets has lost their homologation to race in open wheel series. I never saw a driver wearing a Simpson helmet in Indycar since 2007 (the last was Sam Hornish) and the last driver to wear it in Formula 1 was Johnny Herbert in 1994.. The only "top" series where we can find a driver wearing a Simpson is NASCAR..

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 16:03

Thanks for information, thus type is SL1
Also I am looking to model with flat bottom, without notches.
What is the type?
May I see pictures of your helmets?
Are you willing to sell one of you?



i have this SL1 but im looking for vintage bandits for trade!

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email is ioannisdesign at yahoo.com

Edited by Astroman, 26 March 2011 - 16:04.


#1399 Verhage

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 18:08

i have this SL1 but im looking for vintage bandits for trade!

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email is ioannisdesign at yahoo.com



may I see the picture of leftside and bottom (lining)?
and what is the size?
what is the price of the helmet?
thanks, Adriaan



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#1400 Graham Clayton

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 04:48

1970's USAC driver Rick Muther had some extraordinary helmet artwork, done by Gary Finoe, and which were based on the work of artist Kenneth Von Dutch Howard. Von Dutch was into pinstriping, and his most famous work was the "Flying Eyeball".I have been unable to locate a picture of Muther's helmet artwork - can anyone help?