Race helmet designs, painting by Don Johnson
Sparco race helmet I designed and painted for Doctor Greg Miller. The theme is a X-Ray skull with gears, bolts in the brain area. Greg races a Porsche so we included the Porsche logo in the front but not so it really stood out brightly.
Bell race helmet designed and painted for Derek Grover by Don Johnson. Here is what Derek had to say
“A few years ago I commissioned Don to do a custom airbrush job on my new helmet for the 2009 IMSA racing season. My request, which I thought was a near impossible task, was to recreate the 1973 Emerson, Lake & Palmer album cover of H.R. Giger’s “monochromatic biomechanical industrial mechanism with a human skull, Brain Salad Surgery”. H.R. Giger, the concept artist of the creature “Alien” created this cover art for the 1973 release of the now infamous ELP album cover. I was so impressed with the artwork that Don created on my IMSA helmet that I only used it during one race and retired it to my trophy case in fear of ruining it with use. It now sits like a masterpiece of 21st Century Motorsports Art in my home. Derek M. Grover Cinematographer / Ex-Race