Like most American kids that grew up in the 80's I watched the Indy 500 every year and became interested in motorsports thanks to that race, but I didn't really get hooked until I started watching Formula 1 racing in the late 90's. My favorite era were those years with the great Mika Hakkinen/Michael Schumacher battles. (I was a Mika Hakkinen fan) So my fondness for Formula 1 waned once Mika retired and Schumacher started winning everything, even at the expense of his teammate Rubens Barrichello. My interest in F1 has only been lukewarm since.

Then I turned to Champ Car racing here in the US for my motorsports fix. However that was quickly extinguished once Champ Car and Indy Car merged and we were stuck with Tony George and his many foibles. (It was entertaining to watch the Hulman/George drama I'll admit.) My interest has been less than lukewarm with Indy Car lately, even without Tony George at the helm.

Over time however, the excitement I once had for motorsports has slowly gone. Maybe it has to do with my age, I don't know. But I think I will pour my efforts into my Trooper and my interests in the outdoors to add excitement to my life.

Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it. I will still post racing news when I find something interesting or noteworthy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cool helmet for the Luczo Dragon pit crew

Let's face it, if IndyCar wants to move forward and grow they need to start looking like a modern racing series.

To do that the first step is going to be start racing a car that isn't as old as my grandma's Buick. That's a big step and hopefuly one that is in the works, but one thing that could be done right now (albeit a little step) would be to update the pit crew guys with modern looking uniforms. Luzco Dragon is doing just that with some futuristic looking helmets that are right out of F1.

KV Racing however hasn't taken a step into the future and their guys are still wearing last century's headgear. It looks like those NFL fieldgoal kickers that wear the one-bar facemask with the bar moved down around their chin. "KV Racing lines up for the extra point attempt. Hike!"

Tagliani's team is about halfway there, old helmets but a cool looking shiney gold finish.

On a side note, NASCAR is worse than IndyCar. These guys don't even tuck in their shirts!

F1's McLaren Mercedes team has everyone beat though for the futuristic look.

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