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Support Ed Snowden

Motorcycles are about fun,freedom, individual liberty and so on.We seem to be moving toward a surveillance state here in the US. Not good for individual liberty. Our elected officials say this kid is a traitor, a problem. I think this kid is the start of the solution. The pols are the problem. I support Ed Snowden.Nuff said, back to vintage M/C hats.

Vintage Shoei H-1 Scooter Helmet

This is a model H-1 Shoei scooter helmet. Straight out of the 80's.


Vintage Bell Toptex Highway Patrol Motorcycle Helmet

It has been a while since I have posted any helmet images, been busy, got hurt and not doing anything motorcycle, blah blah blah. Any way here is a great old California Highway Motor Patrolman helmet. It is a Bell, from the days when the Toptex name was included and the Cop rode a Harley. My friend Mike picked it up for me at a swapmeet in Mexico for $5 U.S. money! Good stuff, exactly what I like to hang in my garage.


U-haul Rental Helmet,Bell Moto 4

I did not know that at one time U-Haul rented helmets, I have never seen

one. I am going to assume they rented ATV's and the helmet rental was a natural extension. I have one...... that is all I need. It is interesting though.


Yellow Bell Moto 3/Moto-X Fox Stickers/Hannah Lightning Bolts

This vintage Moto 3 has everything I look for in an old helmet. The visor and stickers are period correct. The Hannah style lightning bolts are great.


My Z1R Dirt Bike Helmet~ Landed On My Head!

Being libertarian I have no desire to tell anyone what they should and shouldn't do. Don't like seat belt or helmet laws, nanny state crap. With that said.....................

Two weeks ago I was racing my 1974 Suzuki TM100 in the Marty Tripes 100cc revenge race at Glen Helen. Dicing with my racing buddies,having a good time. Old small motorcycle,couldn't bite too hard, right? Wrong. I made a mistake and unloaded hard on my head. It was second gear and probably no more than 15-18 mph. The track is sandy,no gravel or rocks.

Even though the scratches on the helmet do not look to bad, this hat is toast, it's one useful event has been used up. This crash "rang my bell" hard enough for my eyes not to be able to focus properly for ten minutes or so. I did not lose consciousness. The purpose of this blog is a pictorial account of my helmet collection,not about me .I am not preaching here, choose wisely and be prepared to live with your choice