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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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2009 King of Indiana Sprint Series Presents Champion’s Helmet to Brady Short

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

Indocil KISS helmet

Indocil KISS helmet

September 18, 2009 – Brady Short was awarded the unique King of Indiana Sprint Series Champion’s Helmet in ceremonies at Bloomington Speedway. The helmet, which features a medieval king in its artwork, is truly one-of-a-kind.  Short allowed that the helmet is highly prized and he didn’t plan to wear it in competition unless it was at a track without any dust, mud or rocks.  
 The KISS Champion’s Helmet is a Simpson Performance Products Vudo model, which provides top-of-the-line safety equipment for Short.  As in previous years, Sprint Car & Midget Magazine, Simpson and Indocil Art are the sponsors of the award.  Both Simpson Performance Products and Sprint Car & Midget Magazine are recognized as established leaders in their fields, with Simpson’s broad safety and racing product base, and the magazine’s reputation for strong feature articles, photos, editorials and race reporting for the past seven years.  Indocil Art’s Noah Ennis produced the unique artwork, as he has for all of the KISS Champion’s Helmets. 

The King of Indiana Sprint Series is organized and conducted by the individual Indiana sprint car race track promoters, including Gas City I-69 Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, Paragon Speedway, Tri-State Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Bloomington Speedway, to provide the best sprint car racing and more information is available at our website, .

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Indocil Driver Michael Lewis Claims Podium Appearance at Singapore

by ryanyoung on Oct.07, 2009, under Racer News




Michael Lewis Indocil custom painted helmet in action

Michael Lewis Indocil custom painted helmet in action

Laguna Beach, California (September 28, 2009)—After earning the 2009 Rookie Championship in the Formula BMW Americas Championship for the Eurointernational team, Michael Lewis was invited by team owner Antonio Ferrari to participate in Rounds 11 and 12 of the Formula BMW Pacific series in Singapore, on September 26 and 27, which Michael proved his skill by taking second place in Round 12 on Sunday. These Singapore Formula BMW Pacific races conclude Michael’s 2009 Formula BMW race season. Plans are currently being developed so Michael can continue being a part of the Eurointernational team next season where Michael will most likely be racing in the Formula BMW Europe division for 2010. To finish the 2009 season Michael has three more USAC California Pavement Ford Focus events that he will participate in driving for the Kevin and Kent Gerhardt Western Speed team. Michael’s last race for 2009 will be the prestigious annual Thanksgiving Grand Prix that will be held at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, on Thursday, November 26.

Sideveiw of Lewis's painted helmet

Sideveiw of Lewis's painted helmet

Custom Painted bell helmet for Lewis

Custom Painted bell helmet for Lewis







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