Red Metal Flake Templar Motorcycle Helmet From 1973

This red metal flake helmet was sold under the name Templar.The sticker on the back is cool, looks like a crest. I suppose this was to make you feel as though you were one of the Knights Templar.
It has a build date of 1973 by T&C Mfg. This is an off brand for sure.


  1. Wow, this is my dad's company. Tom Bootsma started this company in California in the 1970s and sold it in 1977. He still lives in Baker City, Oregon and has many of the original helmets.

  2. One other note, Templar Products was the second name of the company after T&C Enterprises (Tom and Cliff). Both had worked for my Uncle, John Bootsma, at American Sports Company in the late 60s and early 70s.