Product: Hotbits Sport Suspensions

Product: Hotbits Sport Suspensions

2014-08-21 23.30.08-1We received two suspension kits this week that we should see on the stages during the fall rally events.  Here are the basic specifications on these affordable and quality coil over systems.

Here is the basic breakdown for the Hotbits DT1 and DT2  ) – They are fully rebuildable here in Calgary.

http://hotbits.com.my/product.aspx?id=3

All Hot Bits Fully shocks are mono-tube gas shocks with 46 or 40 mm pistons and are fully serviceable and tuneable.

Coil-over ADJ sets consists of performance set adjustable height shock absorbers & 60mm linear race or conical springs Coil-over HELP sets consists of additional helper springs for optimum shock’s stroke.

External canisters provide optimum gas volume and shock stroke.

Coil springs are cold wound chrome silizium springs.

1-way damping adjustable shocks come with fine 40 clicks compression and rebound adjustments.

2-way damping adjustable shocks come with separate fine compression and rebound adjustments.

Hot Bits top pivot steel bearing mounts are optional (unless otherwise stated)

RACE, RALLY, DRIFTING sets are available upon requests.

All ADJ and HELP sets come with shocks and adjustable height springs (60mm ID springs).

 

Products: OS Giken Differentials

Products: OS Giken Differentials

2014-08-16 16.58.46OS Giken make a line of quality Limited Slip Differentials and other driveline components.  Let us know if you are looking to upgrade for better traction on your race or rally car.

 

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 www.bellracing.com.

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.
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Safety Gear works when needed!

One of our customers sent this to me yesterday – very glad to hear there is no injuries at all from either event!  Thanks John!  Hope to see you guys back soon.

Just thought you’d like to see that the equipment you sent me has seen good use. It’s clear from the videos how the HANS device works to stop your head being thrown about.

Both incidents, not even a stiff neck…

Tall Pines 2012   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QpQCWVFNnk

Lanark Highlands Forest Rally 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf-wsvGltZY

 

Tall Pines 2012

Lanark highlands 2013

 

Simpson Helmets

Simpson Helmets

Diamondback in Blue!

Diamondback in Blue!

Here is a very cool Simpson helmet we just got in for a customer in Edmonton.  One of the neat features from Simpson is that you can get custom colors on some of the models for a small extra charge.

All of the colors shown are available in the following helmets: Super Voyager, Air Inforcer Voyager, Side Pro Voyager, Side Winder Voyager, Super Bandit, Speedway Shark, Jr. Speedway Shark, Side Pro Shark, Air Inforcer Shark, Speedway RX, Speedway Vudo, Valor, Diamondback and Outlaw.

Simpson Helmet Color Options

Simpson Helmet Color Options