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    Default Racing helmet of choice?

    I'm doing some research on older boat racing helmets. What helmet brand/model was your favorite between the 1970s - 2000s?

    Bonus points if you have any photos of you wearing it or if you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmetcollector View Post
    I'm doing some research on older boat racing helmets. What helmet brand/model was your favorite between the 1970s - 2000s?

    Bonus points if you have any photos of you wearing it or if you still have it.
    Bell…Their slogan was….. ‘If you have a $10 head, wear a $10 helmet.’ Enough said for me.
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    I understand the old racing helmets can possibly sell for $ thousands $ of dollars... Please tell us about the research you have conducted so far.

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    Is that in real DOLLARS or FUNNY MONEY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmetcollector View Post
    I'm doing some research on older boat racing helmets. What helmet brand/model was your favorite between the 1970s - 2000s?

    Bonus points if you have any photos of you wearing it or if you still have it.
    after seeing the difference in weight, i went from a bell star to a simpson (darth vader style). was also impressed with johnny rutherford's outcome at pheonix with that style helmet. still have it, i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racnbns View Post
    Is that in real DOLLARS or FUNNY MONEY? -Bruce
    Real money... Which is why I asked the original poster about his "research", because it's more likely he's come here looking to score some cheap helmets to flip on the open market. Here is a current listing of vintage helmets on ebay, so prepare yourself for the prices: https://www.ebay.com/b/Vintage-Helme...?rt=nc&_sop=16

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLEGATORXX View Post
    after seeing the difference in weight, i went from a bell star to a simpson (darth vader style). was also impressed with johnny rutherford's outcome at pheonix with that style helmet. still have it, i think.
    I wanted the Darth Vader one but my beak wouldn't fit in it.
    Went with the other Simpson available at the time.

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    I used the same style of Simpson

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    Premier. Best of all in safety and comfort.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    Premier. Best of all in safety and comfort.
    George Woods had a unique full face. The helmet didn't have a chin strap.
    There was a neck size hole in the bottom of the helmet.
    Push release buttons on the sides, front and back half of the hole hinged down.

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