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Xceler8x
Xceler8x SuperDork
1/20/11 1:48 p.m.

Have you guys gone to www.raceimage.com?

It's past time for me to buy a racing suit. I've competed enough to make borrowing a bit of a joke. "Hey man, spare a race suit for a poor driver down on his luck?"

So I started looking for slightly used race gear as I'm on a budget. I stumbled across Race Image.com. It's a place to specializes in selling old NASCAR racing gear like slightly sweated in race suits. I'm looking at suits and see some gear for sale from teams that never really made it or just didn't do all that well. I see some really expensive stuff from guys who did very well in NASCAR. It's all good stuff. SFI rated 3.2/A5. Legal for the all the crap can racing leagues and good enough for track days.

I'm checking for my size and start noticing the sponsor logos I can get. How funny would it be to rock an AOL Online suit? Or Zaxby's the chicken place that are all up and down 95? I checked the Viagra suits, for obvious comedic reasons, and they're quite expensive. Maybe because they were Mark Martin's logo? I saw one suit that was cheap and it had NWO logo's on it. That is comedy gold Jerry! GOLD!

They also sell gloves, shoes, helmets, just about anything. Me personally, I'm buying that AOL suit. I wonder if I could find some AOL Disc's to give out at the track when I race. Maybe offer some cyber sex'in lessons. Practice imitating a modem squeal so I can relive my 2400 baud days.

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Reader
1/20/11 1:56 p.m.

Pretty cool site. I think when I am ready to pull the trigger on a suit I'll go here instead of a cheap new one.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
1/20/11 2:03 p.m.

This is my pick. I dunno who Bob Graham is, but he ran for president!

I dunno if I'd buy a used suit over the internet, however. I like new stuff when trying to mitigate the effects of fire.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey Reader
1/20/11 2:15 p.m.

I picked this one up before "Fap" became an internet term for masturbation. This suit is now known as the handjob suit, apparently lubricated with Mobil1.

Some people know that Cofap is a shock manufacturer, the joke is lost on them.

Raze
Raze Dork
1/20/11 2:25 p.m.

DOOD, a sweated in MAYONNAISE SUIT :

PS: thanks Xceler8x, I now have a new way to waste my life...

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
1/20/11 2:33 p.m.

That's a really awesome site! I bought two suits off ebay, both were in good condition and I saved big $$$.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
1/20/11 2:37 p.m.

I'll take the Jeremy Mayfield Mountain Dew suit, please.

coolusername
coolusername New Reader
1/20/11 2:43 p.m.

got any jimmy spencer suits for us fat boys?

kb58
kb58 Reader
1/20/11 2:48 p.m.

I can see it now, "HANS device, used only once."

EricM
EricM Dork
1/20/11 2:49 p.m.

I guess pro drivers stay in shape, as there is nothing that will fit around my waste :(

mndsm
mndsm SuperDork
1/20/11 2:58 p.m.

Brilliant. I know where to get my nomex from now on. Now to find me an old Mark Martin suit.....

Nashco
Nashco SuperDork
1/20/11 3:21 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote: I dunno if I'd buy a used suit over the internet, however. I like new stuff when trying to mitigate the effects of fire.

Wuss.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
1/20/11 3:35 p.m.

In reply to Nashco:

You might be right. I've been thinking about my single-layer suit and wondering if it's any more effective than prayer. Still, another guy's crusty suit had better have hilarious sponsor graphics AND be cheap for me to prefer it over an all-new one.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair SuperDork
1/20/11 3:41 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote: You might be right. I've been thinking about my single-layer suit and wondering if it's any more effective than prayer.

are staffers eligible for "Say What?!", because that right there is funny!

mndsm
mndsm SuperDork
1/20/11 3:45 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote: In reply to Nashco: You might be right. I've been thinking about my single-layer suit and wondering if it's any more effective than prayer. Still, another guy's crusty suit had better have hilarious sponsor graphics AND be cheap for me to prefer it over an all-new one.

Crusty is relative.... I bet some of those dudes have new suits every race, or why else would there be so many for sale?

Will
Will HalfDork
1/20/11 3:49 p.m.

Just don't buy the suit Tony Stewart wore when he won at the Glen a few years back.

Chebbie_SB
Chebbie_SB HalfDork
1/20/11 4:13 p.m.
Will wrote: Just don't buy the suit Tony Stewart wore when he won at the Glen a few years back.

Skidmarks ?

Matt B
Matt B HalfDork
1/20/11 5:56 p.m.

My wife said this would be the most "fitting" suit for me.

bludroptop
bludroptop SuperDork
1/20/11 6:38 p.m.

Although most were crew suits, there were a few driver suits mixed in.

I'm not gonna disclose what driver is exactly my size, the poor bastard.

GPDren
GPDren Reader
1/20/11 7:06 p.m.

That site is so cool even my wife likes it!

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
1/20/11 7:13 p.m.

It appears the only driver anywhere close to my size is Elliot Sandler - a lot of those guys are really tiny (at least by my middle aged standards. ) There's a Sandler suit with RAGU on the front that would be kind of neat, but for $500 I think I'll go out and buy my own.

wbjones
wbjones Dork
1/20/11 8:22 p.m.
EricM wrote: I guess pro drivers stay in shape, as there is nothing that will fit around my waste :(

there were a few... 38/40" waist size (32 - 33 inseam)

bought a single ply Wally Dallenbach ($99)

Xceler8x
Xceler8x SuperDork
1/21/11 6:58 a.m.
Cone_Junky wrote: Pretty cool site. I think when I am ready to pull the trigger on a suit I'll go here instead of a cheap new one.

That's what I thought. I found some new suits that were as cheap but they didn't have nearly the style.

EricM wrote: I guess pro drivers stay in shape, as there is nothing that will fit around my waste :(

There are some "big boy" suits on there. I saw one with a waist around 38 to 40. Carl Edwards and Bobby Labonte suits specifically. There is one Carl Edwarts suit with a 44 inch waist.

Tom Heath wrote: In reply to Nashco: You might be right. I've been thinking about my single-layer suit and wondering if it's any more effective than prayer. Still, another guy's crusty suit had better have hilarious sponsor graphics AND be cheap for me to prefer it over an all-new one.

I'm a nerd so AOL was hilarious for me! I can think of all sorts of "You've got mail!" sort of jokes to spout when I'm losing at a race. Also keep in mind these suits are sfi 3.2 / A5 rated. That's good enough for Chump Car and Lemons. I'm not sure what the requirement is for other race series. I haven't seen a single layer suit that has those ratings. Then again, maybe I'm not looking upscale enough.

..and ol'sweat? Just pick a good driver and hope you absorb some of that talent behind the wheel!

Matt B wrote: My wife said this would be the most "fitting" suit for me.

That's some serious "Shake and bake" kind of stuff right there. I like the flames on the bottom of the legs.

GPDren wrote: That site is so cool even my wife likes it!

My wife did too. A friend bought an M&M's themed suit off of there. Hilarious again! Wasn't there a KY sponsored car at one point?

Xceler8x
Xceler8x SuperDork
1/21/11 7:06 a.m.

Oh hell yeah! The Muppet show and Sirius!

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
1/21/11 7:19 a.m.
Raze wrote: DOOD, a sweated in MAYONNAISE SUIT : PS: thanks Xceler8x, I now have a new way to waste my life...

Well played!
All the posts here are funny but this one really got me chuckling.

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