McKlein 2015 Calendars

McKlein 2015 Calendars

We are currently taking pre-orders for the 2015 Mcklein Wider View WRC, Motorsport Classic and Desktop Rally calendars.  Actually more ‘Art’ than calendars – very cool!


McKlein Rally 2015 – The Wider View

This XXL calendar is the official calendar of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship. It contains twenty-five of the most captivating images of the current WRC season showing the enormous variety of the sport through the eyes of the world famous photographers of McKlein who also give an insight into their camera settings as well as the location of the photos.

Format: 95 x 48 cm, spiral binding choice between two images every monthISBN: 978-3-927458-69-7

Available from early November 2014 for $85 cdn



Motorsport Classic 2015

This large format wall calendar captures 25 stunning moments from the rich history of motor sports with wonderful black-and-white images taken from the McKlein archive. Relive the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s of motor racing with pictures from Formula 1 to sports car racing and rallying.

Format: 67 x 48 cm, spiral binding choice between two images every month

ISBN: 978-3-927458-70-3

Available from early November 2014 for $85 cdn



Blipshift Shirt

Blipshift Shirt

So I submitted an idea to Blipshift and woot! they accepted and are running it now! Pick up cool rally t-shirt by Thursday! “A Thousand Turns. Once.!



Dan Gurney Video Series

Here is an interesting video series on one of motorsports icons ‘Dan Gurney’ … sponsored by Bell Helmets, one of our largest suppliers!

Bell Racing is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the video series produced by Racer titled Dan Gurney, All American Racer. The first episode is now live on Dan Gurney has a long association with Bell and was the first driver to wear a full face Bell Star helmet in racing in 1968. Here is a link to episode one of a six part series. New episodes will be released every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. Enjoy learning more about this remarkable man:


Scion Racing Video and Contingency

Sweet …. A couple of our customers are featured in the Scion Racing contingency progrm launch video!  Check it out below!

If you plan on competing with a Scion in Canada in 2014, definitely sign up for the contingency program – details on the Scion website.  We can help with any racing gear or performance parts, get in touch! – Building on the success of the Scion Racing Contingency Program in 2013, Scion Canada is excited to announce the launch of the 2014 program with a newly enhanced payout structure.

In a significant change, payouts will now be awarded for not only performing well, but also for the level of participation.

Through the Scion Racing Contingency Program, Scion owners can pursue their passion of motorsports by competing in a series of sanctioned closed course events like autoslalom, time attack, racing series and drifting.

The program enables Scion owners to showcase their vehicles and driving skills in a safe, regulated environment.

In 2013, thirteen participants from across Canada received payouts from the program with four reaching the maximum of $4,000.

This year, drivers can claim up to five first-place finishes where they can earn between $100 and $800, depending on the series. For participation, payouts range from $40 to $350 per race. Drivers can claim participation payments for up to five races.

For more information on the Scion Racing Contingency Program, including how to enter and which races are eligible, visit

TV Interview for

In advance of the the first public information session on the Rockyview Motorsports park, I got an opportunity to interview with Global TV on the benefits of a new race track near Calgary.  Very good PR for the project and a good story.

Check it out on the Global Calgary website!

Also check out the information session in Airdrie on April 1, 2014

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (brief presentation 7 pm)
Location: Airdrie Best Western (Regency Room)

Bell Helmets Play Staring Role In RUSH

Bell Helmets Play Staring Role In RUSH

How cool is this!  We have the Bell Helmets available including the Star Classic!

RUSHBell Racing’s Star Classic helmet is featured prominently in the Ron Howard movie RUSH, based on the epic 1976 Formula One season and the championship battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Bell Racing provided eighty (80) custom painted helmets for the film replicating the paint designs, color schemes and sponsors of Formula One drivers from the era including the 1976 season.

Bell provided helmets for the main characters James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth and Niki Lauda, played by Daniel Bruhl. In addition, the Star Classic was used by the stunt and performance drivers who replicated the racing action from the 1976 season and depicted Formula One drivers from that era including Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Jarier, Carlos Pace, Harald Ertl, Carlos Reutemann, Vittorio Brambilla, Jochen Mass, Jacques Lafitte, Clay Regazzoni, John Watson, Arturo Merzario, Jody Scheckter, Graham Hill, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Patrick Depailler, Noritake Takahara and Ronnie Peterson.

“Bell is proud of our involvement with RUSH and the opportunity to help bring this compelling racing story to the big screen,” said Kyle Kietzmann, President, Bell Racing USA. “The Star Classic model from our vintage line of helmets is a perfect choice for the film as it replicates the design of the original 1970’s Star II full face helmet used during the 1976 Formula One season. The Star Classic is built to current safety standards using modern technology and manufacturing techniques. This assured the actors, stunt drivers and performance drivers were well protected while filming the race scenes depicted in the movie.”
James Hunt wore Bell during his career including the 1976 season. While Niki Lauda wore Bell during his career, he was wearing another brand during the 1976 season and in his horrific accident. As a result the Bell Helmets logo is featured on Hunt’s helmet but does not appear on Lauda’s helmet in the film.
Star Classic

Bell Star Classic

Bell Star Classic

The Star Classic is an updated version of the original Bell Star helmet produced to the most current safety standard (Snell SA2010) using modern production techniques and composite materials.

The original, introduced in 1966, was the world’s first full-face motorsports helmet and represented a quantum leap in helmet technology. As the original Star evolved it added features including the world’s first fire retardant interior, eyeport foam seal and flip up shield with a positive locking mechanism.

The Star Classic reintroduces the Bell Star shape and design from the seventies and features a recreation of the Star II flip up visor first introduced in 1975. The Star Classic has removable cheek pads that can be replaced for a more custom fit, is SA2010/FIA8858 certified and available in white in sizes S (57) to XL (62). Clear and dark smoke replacement shields are also available for the Star Classic.

The Star Classic is a perfect choice for classic car enthusiasts, historic car drivers and vintage racers who want to replicate the look of racing champions and legends from the 1970’s but demand modern comfort, performance and technology. The Star Classic retails for $579.95. Other helmets in Bell’s Vintage Series include the iconic open face 500-TX Classic from the 1950’s and 1960’s and the 1980’s XFM-1 Classic. Additional information is available at

Bell Racing USA LLC, the world’s premier auto racing Helmet Company since 1954, specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing auto racing helmets to professional and amateur drivers competing in the sport of auto racing and go karting. Bell helmets have been worn and trusted by more champions, in all forms of racing, than any other helmet brand. The Bell name is synonymous with quality, innovation, safety, performance and engineering excellence.