I’ve known about Brett King and Brett King Designs longer than he and I have been friends.  It started with my friendship with Touring Car Driver Robb Holland.  I took interest in Robb’s helmet at the 2012 running of the 25 hours of Thunderhill.  The helmet was pretty amazing.  Great design, and great colors.  I asked Robb about it and he told me about Brett.  I started following Brett and watching his client list grow to include some of the best drivers in the business.  Guys like Josef Newgarden, Jamie McMurray, Scott Speed, and Michael Essa, just to name a few.

Each helmet he paints is an absolute original, but they are all easily recognizable as a Brett King Design.  The clean lines and intricate geometry that he weaves into each design are complicated, yet immediately appealing to the eye.  Each helmet you see takes time to fully work your way through and digest, and it’s interesting to discover the many details you’ll see in each.

I had a chance to finally meet Brett in person back in September at a huge event put on by Cycle Gear at their Sacramento location.  Here are the highlights from that interview.

 

 

Here’s a few shots of Brett’s designs for Arai, as well as his fine work in use out at a track near you.

Brett King holds one of the new designs for Arai
Brett King holds one of his custom helmets.
Robb Holland
Robb Holland
Robb Holland
Robb Holland
Scott Speed
Scott Speed
Scott Speed
Scott Speed
Brett King holds another of the designs for Arai.
Brett King holds one of the designs for Arai.

 

Be sure you go follow Brett King on Facebook, and definitely check out his website for more information and full galleries of the helmets he’s painted.

 

Written by Ken Stouffer

Ken Stouffer

I've been around some form of racing since I was a kid. First hanging around Ascot in Southern California. Then, after moving to Texas as a teen, I got hooked on drag racing and did that for almost fifteen years. In between I have raced Dirt bikes and Quads.
2011 Marked my 8th and final year racing up Pikes Peak: Five in the Pro Quad division and three in Time Attack. Future racing plans are in the works, but until then I'm at the track shooting for My Life at Speed as much as I possibly can.

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