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May 21, 2013

Mine’s

Nissan GTR steering wheel

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Mine’s original leather steering wheel for the R35 Nissan GTR is made of the highest-grade leather and Alcantara. It offers excellent grip and feel while providing a number of distinctive features including being 5 mm smaller in diameter than stock, increased grip thickness, and a unique D shape.

PPI-Mines.com

Sabelt

GT-200 Race Seat

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Featuring a carbon and fiberglass shell, produced by a resin transfer molding process (RTM), the GT-200 is a new generation of seat with a shell that is state of the art in terms of weight and strength. Its dimensions and containment and the rake of the backrest make it suitable for all types of competition. Also, with no less than four sizes available (M, L, XL, and XXL) and consequently two different nominal shell sizes, the GT-200 is fully adaptable to the specified car.

RaceTechnologies.com

Mechanix Wear

Original High-Abrasion Glove

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For more than 20 years, the original glove has protected the hands of professional race car mechanics. Mechanix has added ultragrip, long-wearing, high-abrasion-resistant (HAR) fingertip reinforcement material to your digits for 60 percent more coverage and durability. Dig into your race car with more protection, precision, and control. Available in sizes ranging from S to XXL.

Mechanix.com

Takata Racing

Drift III Street Legal Racing Belts

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If you want the look and feel of a full racing harness but need to stay street legal, the Drift III is the belt for you. This belt, manufactured in accordance with the European Standard ECE-R 16.04 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 209, is a legal seatbelt for use in street cars in all U.S. states with mandatory seatbelt laws. The belt features a center push-button release buckle and a shoulder belt ASM system to prevent submarining. The Drift III features 3-inch shoulder belts and 2-inch lap belts with comfort padding.

TakataRacing.com

OMP

One Evo USA

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Developed directly from OMP’s Formula 1 experience and made of shiny high-tech Nomex fabrics and innovative new inner materials, the FIA homologated One Evo USA three-layer suit features significant weight reduction. Floating arms with elastic bellows allow free movement in this slim-fit cut. Flat, antirub seams, a contoured collar with soft knit material, and precurved sleeves ensure maximum comfort. Hip, shoulder, and lumbar inserts made of soft-knitted fabric further optimize comfort and movement.

OMPAmerica.com

Longacre

Lightweight Aluminum Steering Wheel

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Longacre Racing Products now offers a superlightweight steering wheel that helps eliminate arm and hand fatigue. This wheel uses a large tube uncoated aluminum wheel and with 192 holes drilled in it to make it even lighter. After drilling, the wheel is peened to ensure the best grip possible. Black wheels are then anodized to provide a tough, durable finish. The Longacre lightweight drilled wheel comes both dished and flat and in 14-inch and 15-inch sizes.

LongacreRacing.com

Aim Sports

SmartyCam HD

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Aim Sports’ SmartyCam HD bridges the gap between high-resolution video and on-screen data in one revolutionary package designed specifically for motorsports. The all-new SmartyCam HD features a global-shutter CMOS (so no more wavy video), a custom, five-element lens package, a redesigned aluminum chassis, an integrated GPS, an integrated three-axis accelerometer, and, of course, HD video with real-time data overlay.

AIMSports.com

OMP

One-S Shoes

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Made of leather with a rear bellow for higher comfort, OMP’s One S is a top-quality and highly technical racing shoe. Internal black-knitted fabric and a separated ankle strap closure allow for a snug fit, while thin laces with external eyelets provide smooth sliding for extra-quick lacing. The pivot-like heel design is ideal for smooth pedal actuation, and the new injected sole ensures maximum grip and resistance to wear. A new foot support with nylon reinforcement reduces stress on the foot without reducing sensitivity.

OMPAmerica.com

Cobb Tuning

Cobb Knob

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The Cobb Knob is the ultimate complement to your manual shifter. With a shape and weight inspired by motorsports and materials chosen for comfort in both hot and cold climates, the Cobb Knob is equally at home in racing competition or commuting to and from work. The knob weighs in at just 104 grams, encouraging fast, smooth throws into every gear.

CobbTuning.com

Adidas

Adistar Nomex Gloves

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Adidas new form-fitting FIA gloves provide the highest levels of comfort, feel, and protection. Two-layer construction on the back of the hand and wrist provide exceptional protection, while the single-layer palm and ergonomic palm print provide maximum feel and grip. Precurved fingers with external seams provide outstanding comfort, while the elasticated write closure ensures a secure fit.

HMSMotorsport.com

Corbeau

Forza Sport FIA seat

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Corbeau’s Forza Sport is the most economical FIA-approved seat on the market today (MSRP $319). Standard features include a tubular steel frame, integrated full body support, and three-, four-, five-, and six-point harness capability. Corbeau has a full line of custom brackets to make installation quick and easy. The Forza Sport can be bottom or side mounted.

Corbeau.com

Schroth Racing

Profi II Enduro Belt

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The Enduro Belt is Schroth Racing’s top-of-the-line racing harness range. For racers and teams looking for the best in seatbelt technology, including the newly designed ZIP Adjuster, the Enduro Belt allows the driver to optimize the position of the adjusters on both the lap belt and shoulder straps. This allows for exceptional ease of adjustment (tightening) and release for faster and smoother driver changes.

HMSMotorsport.com

Aim Sports

MXL2 Digital Data Logger

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Already in more than 15,000 race cars, the newly inspired MXL2 has been completely redesigned to give your race or street car a serious dose of tech. Now featuring 2GB of internal memory, an internal three-axis accelerometer and gyro, Wi-Fi connectivity, RGB alarm lights, three CAN bus inputs, two digital outputs, a multicolored backlight, and a freely configurable message center.

AIMSports.com

OMP

Speed Carbon 8860 helmet

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This full-face touring/formula carbon-fiber helmet is made with an innovative technology developed by OMP to reach the highest homologation standard in the world. It also has a larger eye port for optimal use in closed cars, closed cheek pads for in-ear intercom systems, and is complete with HANS clips. It is available in Formula or Touring models in sizes S to XL.

OMPAmerica.com

Adidas

Climacool Nomex Suit

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Adidas new FIA-approved race suit has been developed in conjunction with a leading research facility and Adidas development drivers from NASCAR, LMP1, and GT to incorporate proven technologies to provide a high level of protection while affording greater performance, stamina, and comfort for the driver. Climacool technology allows exceptional cooling, breathability, and moisture wicking. Available in black/metallic silver or white/black in sizes S to XL.

HMSMotorsport.com

Cobra

Sebring Pro Ultralite

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The Cobra Sebring Pro Ultralite is a professional competition seat based on the Sebring Pro but fabricated in pure, immensely strong autoclave carbon. The Sebring Pro Ultralite is incredibly rigid but is still the lightest seat in its class, weighing in at just 15 pounds fully trimmed. The shoulders and head-restraint areas are engineered for drivers up to 6 feet 2 inches in height while still retaining the correct geometry between shoulders, side head restraints, and harness slots for full functioning of a HANS device. The Pro range has Cobra’s unique Spacer, fabric which is FIA compliant and aids driver comfort and cooling.

HMSMotorsport.com

Racepak

IQ3 Digital Displays

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Racepak’s race-proven IQ3 digital displays are a sophisticated instrumentation solution for your street or track vehicle. Both the display-only or the full-blown data logger with three-axis G meter, GPS, and 46-sensor inputs are capable of interfacing with more than 20 aftermarket EFI systems, late-model OBD2-equipped vehicles, or any number of optional external sensors.

RacePak.com

Autopower

Bolt-in Rollcage

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Autopower bolt-in roll ages are designed to quickly and easily transform your street car into a race-legal competition car. These ’cages closely conform to your car’s interior, allowing quick entry and exiting. They use a precision-fit, six-mounting-point, slip-tube and bolt-in design. Approved by SCCA and NASA for open road racing and drifting events, all ’cages are made to order, allowing tube size and type to be selected.

AutopowerIndustries.com

J’s Racing

XR Steering Wheel Type D

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J’s Racing introduces a sport steering wheel under the new brand name Extreme Racers. The steering is co-developed with the Italia ATC Co. and features a 330mm diameter, enabling quick movement with improved grip thanks to the increased thickness that fits your palm perfectly. Available in both type D and type F (flatter model).

J-SRacingusa.com

Mechanix Wear

Carbon X Level 10 Glove

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Be prepared for anything on race day. The Team Issue Level 10 Glove is engineered as a shield for your hands during safety, rescue, and fueling operations. The fire-retardant, three-ply Carbon-X body with genuine leather-reinforced Carbon-X-lined palm and fingertips protects during extreme situations. An internal elastic wristband holds the glove securely in place. Meets or exceeds SFI 3.3/10 specifications and has an ARC Rating of 41.8.

Mechanix.com

HJC Motorsports

AR10II Helmet

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HJC Motorsports’ AR10II features an advanced fiberglass composite shell that is lightweight yet affordably priced. Superior fit and comfort are achieved using advanced CAD technology, while the ACS (advanced channeling ventilation system) provides full front to back airflow, flushing heat and humidity up and out of the helmet. Plush, removable, and washable comfort carbon interior also ensures a custom fit. Snell SA2010 approved and available in sizes from XS to XXL. Comes in Rubbertone Black or White.

HJC-Motorsports.com

Sabelt

Steel, Silver, and Gold Harnesses

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Sabelt competition harnesses are produced in the most popular configurations and variations most requested and offered in alternative materials for different weight, comfort, and cost options, but always with the same high levels of quality and safety. The different harnesses are organized in series: Gold, Silver, and Steel, accentuating how the various materials utilized are associated with different technical characteristics.

RaceTechnologies.com

Cusco

Rollcage (Safety 21)

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Cusco rollcages are FIA and JAF compliant, increasing chassis rigidity and vehicle safety. The ’cages are made from either steel or chromoly, and Cusco offers a wide variety of choices from bolt-in four-point to fully custom welded 13-plus-point ’cages (please check your local sanctioning motorsport regulations before purchasing). A wide variety of optional add-on bars is also available. They fit most Japanese vehicles, as well as Hyundai, Mini Cooper, and Lotus.

CuscoUSAInc.com

OMP

One-S Gloves

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OMP One-S gloves feature ultralight, fire-retardant elastic fabric with high-adhesion inserts and a precurved finger design for optimal comfort. External seams are also used for maximum comfort, while a new palm is used with fire-retardant, silicon-rubber inserts proven to give optimal grip, lightness, and sensitivity. Inserts are strategically located to decrease bunching.

OMPAmerica.com

Stilo

ST4F1 Zero FIA 8860 helmet

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Stilo’s Zero helmets are the lightest 8860 helmets available anywhere in the world, thanks to the new shell made from a specific quality of carbon. These helmets are homologated to FIA 8860-2010 regulations and are aimed at professional racers or any race driver serious about helmet safety. Its FIA certification provides an unparalleled level of puncture protection as well as impact resistance, and its shape is conducive to use in open and closed cockpit cars (the included aero kit will optimize airflow over the helmet for open cars). Available with integrated electronics and your choice of Air Supply or Hydration, this helmet offers flexibility while maintaining a clean cabin.

HMSMotorsport.com

Recaro

Cross Sportster seat

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The Recaro Cross Sportster is the latest in aftermarket seating technology. The hybrid design incorporates the strength of a metal seat base with a fiber-reinforced polymer-based-formed backrest. The integrated headrest and aggressive shoulder bolstering are reminiscent of racing seats, while the easy entry seat bolstering, overall comfort, and ergonomic qualities are evocative of the world’s top sport luxury automobiles.

Recaro.com

Recaro

Speed seat

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The Recaro Speed seat is inspired by our racing shells and designed for the rigors of performance driving. The Speed seat keeps you firmly in place during aggressive driving maneuvers while providing excellent ergonomics and comfort. The integrated headrest, pronounced side bolsters and belt pass-throughs, and available five-point harness option combine to give the Speed the look and feel of a racing seat without sacrificing daily driving comfort.

Recaro.com

Cusco

Sport Steering Wheel

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Cusco’s 350mm factory steering wheel wrapped in your choice of high-quality suede, leather, or carbon fiber. Upgrade and enhance the sport feel of your steering wheel without sacrificing the safety aspects such as the air bags. (Air bag not included, no core exchange required.)

CuscoUSAInc.com

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