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Bubba Watson. Hes a good old boy never meaning no harm.

by ryanyoung on Mar.27, 2013, under Just Cool Helmets, Uncategorized

Bubba WatsonIf you had asked me when I started painting helmets if I thought I would someday paint a General Lee Helmet I would have told you Yes. If you would have said it was for a guy named Bubba it would not have surprised me at all. But if you had told me it would be for a Professional Golfer that had won the Masters I would have told you that you were crazy. I would have been wrong too. Recently we were asked by Denny Hamlin to paint a helmet for his friend who had recently bought a very cool car. Bubba Watson, winner of the 2012 Masters is now the owner of the original General Lee 1. He bought the car at the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale Arizona, shelling out $110,000 for the car from the iconic jump scene featured in original pilot and the opening jump scene from every episode of the Dukes of Hazard. “The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979 until 1985 and went through nearly 300 Dodge Chargers. During some episodes, more than one would be used, with big jump cars being taken out of service after filming. Its cool to know that in a small way we were able to be a small part of the Dukes of hazard history even if it was just painting a helmet for the guy that owns the same car we pushed around in the dirt when we were kids.

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These are the old days. The all or nothing days.

by ryanyoung on Mar.18, 2013, under Just Cool Helmets

MarvMan you want a cool helmet that has some killer meaning. Look no farther than Brandon McReynolds Sin City themed helmet. Brandon is the son of NASCAR great Larry McReynolds and is now starting is own career in racing. With a fondness of the old days of racing and knowing that the reputation of his father can only get him but so far he wanted something that represented the fact that it was on him now to perform and get it done. We searched through some of the memorable quotes from the visually stunning movie and crazy comic series and found one from the backstreet brawler Marv. There is no choice left He is ready for war.

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Indocil Arts Vintage Rat Trap Helmet.

by ryanyoung on Oct.19, 2009, under Just Cool Helmets, Racer News

Ron Hopes Rat Trap Fuel Altered HelmetRon Hopes Rat Trap Fuel Altered Helmet
I love painting helmets with personality and for racers with a rich history. Being a huge fan of drag racing it is no surprise that one of my favorite families to paint for is the Hope family that currently race the Rat Trap Fuel Altered. The Rat Trap, as we know it today, is the latest version of the original built in 1968 at the shop of chassis builder Dennis Watson. The previous two Rat Trap Fuel Altereds ran from 1965 through 1968 and were conventional in design. The 1969 creation however was revolutionary.
It was designed with independent front suspension, and a nitro burning Chrysler. Hemi engine and a unique paint scheme. The name Rat Trap was the product of the “engine wars” of the 60’s when Chevrolet powered altereds (big block Chevrolet engines called “rat motors”) challenged the Chrysler powered altereds. The Rat Trap was one of four cars which made up the legendary Fuel Altered Tours of 1970, ‘71, and ‘72. Other cars on that tour were Willie Borsch with the Winged Express, Pure Heaven II and the Magnificent 7.
With such a great history I wanted to paint Ron’s helmet to look like it was very old and could have been one of the original race helmets. Due to the stringent safety standards there is no way to make an old helmet race worthy so we made Ron’s helmet look distressed with a fully functional interior that meets current standards and regulations. This helmet is brand new and all dirt scratches and fake chips are protected under flat clear.
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The King Wearing an Indocil Crown

by ryanyoung on Oct.16, 2009, under Indocil News, Just Cool Helmets, Racer News

Richard Petty 200 win custom painted helmet

Richard Petty 200 win custom painted helmet

 

How cool is it to paint for the King! Starting to paint helmets in the late 1990’s I never thought I would have the opportunity to Paint a helmet for Richard Petty. It was a pleasant surprise when we were asked earlier this year if we could replicate Richards open face Bell helmet he wore during his 200th win.  This year’s Coke Zero 400 July 2-4 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of Richard Petty’s historic NASCAR win.

On July 4, 1984, Petty captured his 200th carer NASCAR victory in the Independence Day holiday classic at Daytona International Speedway with President Ronald Reagan in attendance. It was the first time a sitting President of the United States attended a NASCAR race and it was the final time Petty won a NASCAR race.

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Nationwide Series Career Best Finish for Michael Annett at Auto Club Speedway

by ryanyoung on Oct.11, 2009, under Indocil News, Just Cool Helmets, Racer News

Fontana, CA. (October 11, 2009) – Tallying up awards for Raybestos
Rookie of the Race, Mobil 1 Performance Driver of the Race and Featherlite
Most Improved Driver, Michael Annett finished sixth in the Copart 300 at
Auto Club Speedway for his career best Nationwide Series finish.
Annett’s sixth place finish topped that of any other Nationwide
Series-only competitor in the field.

This was Annett’s fifth time this season earning Raybestos Rookie of the
Race honors, the second time in the last three races. Annett also scored
top finishing rookie awards this year at Gateway International Raceway,
Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Dover International
Raceway.

The No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers/HYPE Energy Drinks Toyota Camry started
the 150 lap race in 24th. Steadily driving further through the field and
into the top-10 on lap 113, Annett made a total of 24 passes during green
flag conditions, which earned him the Featherlite Most Improved Driver
award.

In only his second time competing at Auto Club Speedway, Annett
consistently worked to find a comfortable line on the track reaching a
high of fourth during the 150 lap race. With a green white checkered
finish, Annett drove past the checkered flag in sixth.

Indocil Art Helmet of Michael Annett

Indocil Art Helmet of Michael Annett

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