Helmet History – sponsored by STAND 21 Safety Foundation

Auto-Archives archives have collected a number of race helmets. We would love to have more to be able to tell the full story of how helmets have been developed to protect drivers over the years, so please contact us if you have any you would be happy to donate. Any helmets, old or new, period or modern, used or unused, would be much appreciated. Any connected to a driver would of course be researched, documented and displayed in the archive for anyone to see. Our Helmet collection is sponsored by STAND 21 Safety Equipment to whom a big “Thank You” must go. With their support we hope to grow this fascinating section of the archive.

Romer, GER

Romer, GER

Mid 1940s

Cromwell, UK

Cromwell, UK

Late 1940s

Casque Moto, FRA

Casque Moto, FRA

Early 1950s

Slazenger, UK

Slazenger, UK

1952

Unknown maker, USA

Unknown maker, USA

Mid 1950s

Romer, GER

Romer, GER

Mid 1950s

Floyd Clymer, USA

Floyd Clymer, USA

Carroll Shelby, 1954

Everoak, UK

Everoak, UK

Stirling Moss, 1956

Stadium Clipper, UK

Stadium Clipper, UK

1956

Romer, GER

Romer, GER

Bobby Unser, 1959

Buco Bantam, USA

Buco Bantam, USA

Early 1960s

Unknown maker, UK

Unknown maker, UK

Peter Arundell, 1963

Unknown maker, USA

Unknown maker, USA

Mid 1960s

Unknown maker, UK

Unknown maker, UK

Mid 1960s

Bell 500TX, USA

Bell 500TX, USA

Denny Hulme, 1966

Unknown maker, JAP

Unknown maker, JAP

1967

Bell Magnum, USA

Bell Magnum, USA

Bruce McLaren, 1968

Buco, USA

Buco, USA

1968

Bell Super Magnum, USA

Bell Super Magnum, USA

Mario Andretti, 1968

Bell Super Magnum, USA

Bell Super Magnum, USA

Budd, 1969

Bell R-T

Bell R-T

Kay, 1971

Bell Star 120

Bell Star 120

1974

Bell Star II, USA

Bell Star II, USA

James Hunt, 1975