The Helmet Every Buckeye Motorcyclist Needs

June 12, 2013 at 4:13p    by Kyle Rowland    
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For all you motorsports fans, Patrick Gallagher, of CJ Wilson Racing, will have on a distinguishable helmet when he races at Mid-Ohio this month in the 2013 SCCA Pro Mazda Playboy MX-5 Cup. He'll don a helmet that is a replica of the Ohio State football team's headgear, giving a whole new meaning to the term "silver bullet."

Wilson is currently a mechanical engineering student at Ohio State. An avid fan of his university, Gallagher found the perfect way to pay homage to the Buckeyes on the race track. 

The helmet was created by Andy Blackmore and painted by Tyler Cenarrusa of Censport Graphics. 


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bukyze's picture

Very, very sweet.  Wonder if he has a couple of buckeye leaves on the back?

Hovenaut's picture

9Route posted a writeup on this on Monday:

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/other-sports/2013/06/osu-students-he...

The helmet will be signed and auctioned off to benefit the Hematosis and Thrombosis
Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

Very cool, and for a good cause.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

cajunbuckeye's picture

I want it!! Will have to watch for that auction.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

bukyze's picture

I just checked it out.  It is up for bid on ebay, and ends on June 17th.  Current bid is $1125.00!!!  Going to end up being a lot of money going to a good cause.

cajunbuckeye's picture

This one is going to get pricey. Setting at $1150.00, but mixing one of a kind Buckeye gear, a great charity, Buckeye fanbase.....$$$$$$

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

mh277907's picture

I would wear that while driving my Nissan Pathfinder.

buckeyebobcat

bukyze's picture

Hell, I'd wear it just walking down the street, or mowing my lawn.

toad1204's picture

Wish I could snag one for Fathers Day.  Reds tickets will have to do.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

harleymanjax's picture

I've actually been planning to do this to one of my old helmets!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

oh wow, that thing looks SINISTER.
i like.

OSUinFl's picture

I like the back of the helmet it's on the BTN.

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Still waiting for them to do this to a ski helmet...
SO I CAN BUY IT.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

KBonay's picture

I saw one @ WinterPark, Colorado this past season. I couldn't catch him to take a photo. Complete with helmet stickers. 

poop's picture

Always wanted a helmet like this. It's as cool as I imagined it would be.

droessl's picture

Not a motorcycle or racing enthusiast, but that damn thing is glorious! Love that the proceeds are going to charity as well. 

JYBUCKEYE's picture

I did this to my snowmobile helmet.  It was a little different.  It looked like a buckeye helmet from the front sans the facemask as the stripe went to the back it turned into scarlet and grey flames.  The helmet stickers turned from buckeye leaves to skulls and crossbones. 
Funny thing about that helmet is I sold it in Michigan.  There is this little OSU bar in the Upper Penisula the owner offered me a 800 bucks for it which was way less than I had in it.  But I figured it would be cool on display in Michigan.  
I had a ton of pics but they didn't make it through my divorce (neither did the snowmobile).