Sparco Gear for New Ford GT Owners


ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

At the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016 after making note of the really cool Sparco fire suits the drivers were wearing I told DBK that I'd love to have that exact suit with all of the logos. He told me that was probably impossible and that they were very expensive. I considered trying to have one made myself but gave up that idea. I was surprised and happy to learn that IF one had a NFGT allocation they could order the suit, helmet, and other gear. After Le Mans in 2016 I wanted one of the custom Ford GT watches that Bill Ford gave out to a few team members and I'm happy to know that there will be an exclusive watch for NFGT owners as well.

I now have all of the Sparco gear and the suit and helmet are works of art worthy of being put on display. I bought two of everything. One set with "Chip Beck" on it to use and another set with "H034" on it to keep brand new to pass on to Charley or whoever the next caretaker is after I'm dead. The Sparco suit fits me perfectly and it's a lot cooler and more comfortable than the Simpson suit I've been wearing at track days and at the Mile.

Like the owner watch this gear is only available to the 750 people with an allocation and I view it as an essential part of these very rare and special cars. Even if you never intend to wear the suit or helmet I'd order one to put away or display (order it in Joey Hand's size if you just want to display it). I'm going to order that owner watch with a Speed Yellow face but I'll probably never wear it. It just needs to be with the car as well. That CF helmet looks killer sitting in my home office. I will display the folded driving suit on the dash of my GT at auto shows.

I don't give a damn what my new GT is worth as it's priceless to me. But someday somebody will care and I think this Sparco gear matched to your GT will make your car more desirable. Yeah it's expensive but I think that owners who pass on it are making a mistake. At least that's my take on it. All the best.

Chip
 

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ChipBeck

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Special K

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Really cool stuff Chip! You deserve it!


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Awesome!!
 
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Awsum GT

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Gentlemen,

At the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016 after making note of the really cool Sparco fire suits the drivers were wearing I told DBK that I'd love to have that exact suit with all of the logos. He told me that was probably impossible and that they were very expensive. I considered trying to have one made myself but gave up that idea. I was surprised and happy to learn that IF one had a NFGT allocation they could order the suit, helmet, and other gear. After Le Mans in 2016 I wanted one of the custom Ford GT watches that Bill Ford gave out to a few team members and I'm happy to know that there will be an exclusive watch for NFGT owners as well.

I now have all of the Sparco gear and the suit and helmet are works of art worthy of being put on display. I bought two of everything. One set with "Chip Beck" on it to use and another set with "H034" on it to keep brand new to pass on to Charley or whoever the next caretaker is after I'm dead. The Sparco suit fits me perfectly and it's a lot cooler and more comfortable than the Simpson suit I've been wearing at track days and at the Mile.

Like the owner watch this gear is only available to the 750 people with an allocation and I view it as an essential part of these very rare and special cars. Even if you never intend to wear the suit or helmet I'd order one to put away or display (order it in Joey Hand's size if you just want to display it). I'm going to order that owner watch with a Speed Yellow face but I'll probably never wear it. It just needs to be with the car as well. That CF helmet looks killer sitting in my home office. I will display the folded driving suit on the dash of my GT at auto shows.

I don't give a damn what my new GT is worth as it's priceless to me. But someday somebody will care and I think this Sparco gear matched to your GT will make your car more desirable. Yeah it's expensive but I think that owners who pass on it are making a mistake. At least that's my take on it. All the best.

Chip
So is there going to be another special watch for those with a NFGT allocation... or are the watches DBK posted the link on the ones you are talking about? Oh... and I totally agree on the Sparco package... gotta have it with the car.
 

Ed Sims

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Way cool Chip!

Ed
 

CJ428

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really nice we can get this matching equipment to go with the cars.
 

ChipBeck

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So is there going to be another special watch for those with a NFGT allocation... or are the watches DBK posted the link on the ones you are talking about?
The last watch that DBK gave you a sneak peek at that you can't order yet. It will be way more expensive than the first 5 and will only be available to NFGT owners. Like this Sparco gear, it will have the serial # of your GT and will only be available to the original owner.

Chip
 

GKW05GT

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How many others have purchased the track kit since this post? I saw Barry's at Utah motorsports and it was a big hit. He signed a few autographs as Joey Hand!
 

Specracer

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I'm sure this will surprise NO ONE, I have every piece of Sparco gear.
 

Iconic GT

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Chip very impressive! Thanks for sharing!

Gentlemen,

At the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016 after making note of the really cool Sparco fire suits the drivers were wearing I told DBK that I'd love to have that exact suit with all of the logos. He told me that was probably impossible and that they were very expensive. I considered trying to have one made myself but gave up that idea. I was surprised and happy to learn that IF one had a NFGT allocation they could order the suit, helmet, and other gear. After Le Mans in 2016 I wanted one of the custom Ford GT watches that Bill Ford gave out to a few team members and I'm happy to know that there will be an exclusive watch for NFGT owners as well.

I now have all of the Sparco gear and the suit and helmet are works of art worthy of being put on display. I bought two of everything. One set with "Chip Beck" on it to use and another set with "H034" on it to keep brand new to pass on to Charley or whoever the next caretaker is after I'm dead. The Sparco suit fits me perfectly and it's a lot cooler and more comfortable than the Simpson suit I've been wearing at track days and at the Mile.

Like the owner watch this gear is only available to the 750 people with an allocation and I view it as an essential part of these very rare and special cars. Even if you never intend to wear the suit or helmet I'd order one to put away or display (order it in Joey Hand's size if you just want to display it). I'm going to order that owner watch with a Speed Yellow face but I'll probably never wear it. It just needs to be with the car as well. That CF helmet looks killer sitting in my home office. I will display the folded driving suit on the dash of my GT at auto shows.

I don't give a damn what my new GT is worth as it's priceless to me. But someday somebody will care and I think this Sparco gear matched to your GT will make your car more desirable. Yeah it's expensive but I think that owners who pass on it are making a mistake. At least that's my take on it. All the best.

Chip
 

ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

Interesting that this thread popped back up as I was talking to Fred at Sparco yesterday. He’s in Scottsdale today and I’m meeting with him to talk about another very cool item that’s on the horizon. Once it’s 100% a go I’ll post it up here. Cheers.

Chip
 

ChipBeck

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Incoming

Gentlemen,

This morning I spent a couple hours with Fred Nader of Sparco North America and we discussed a few new GT owner items, one in particular that’s going to blow your mind when you see it. I didn’t know till yesterday that Fred and his wife have a winter condo here in Scottsdale and they come out often. I picked him up in my GT and over coffee I learned all kinds of info about our cars and Sparco’s roll as a supplier of components and engineering including the entire seat assembly in both the new and ‘05-‘06 GT’s. Fred is a genuine GT enthusiast and was very dialed in to new features and items that GT owners would use and enjoy. Hopefully within a couple weeks I’ll be able to post up some more details. All the best.

Chip
 

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Specracer

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I was SUPER lucky to have found this on E-bay... you never know what can pop up.

So I now have 2 FGT Sparco suits.
 

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Ed Sims

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Has anyone tried to text with those gloves?

Ed
 

FrankTheTank

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Jul 27, 2016
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Austin, Texas
Gentlemen,

At the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2016 after making note of the really cool Sparco fire suits the drivers were wearing I told DBK that I'd love to have that exact suit with all of the logos. He told me that was probably impossible and that they were very expensive. I considered trying to have one made myself but gave up that idea. I was surprised and happy to learn that IF one had a NFGT allocation they could order the suit, helmet, and other gear. After Le Mans in 2016 I wanted one of the custom Ford GT watches that Bill Ford gave out to a few team members and I'm happy to know that there will be an exclusive watch for NFGT owners as well.


I now have all of the Sparco gear and the suit and helmet are works of art worthy of being put on display. I bought two of everything. One set with "Chip Beck" on it to use and another set with "H034" on it to keep brand new to pass on to Charley or whoever the next caretaker is after I'm dead. The Sparco suit fits me perfectly and it's a lot cooler and more comfortable than the Simpson suit I've been wearing at track days and at the Mile.

Like the owner watch this gear is only available to the 750 people with an allocation and I view it as an essential part of these very rare and special cars. Even if you never intend to wear the suit or helmet I'd order one to put away or display (order it in Joey Hand's size if you just want to display it). I'm going to order that owner watch with a Speed Yellow face but I'll probably never wear it. It just needs to be with the car as well. That CF helmet looks killer sitting in my home office. I will display the folded driving suit on the dash of my GT at auto shows.

I don't give a damn what my new GT is worth as it's priceless to me. But someday somebody will care and I think this Sparco gear matched to your GT will make your car more desirable. Yeah it's expensive but I think that owners who pass on it are making a mistake. At least that's my take on it. All the best.

Chip
Thanks Chip! I ordered my complete set of everything yesterday.

Frank the Tank
 

ChipBeck

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Has anyone tried to text with those gloves?

Ed
Yes, and I crashed into the barrier at the end of the main straight. I suggest waiting until you pit.

Chip
 

LOVE CHP

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Yes, and I crashed into the barrier at the end of the main straight. I suggest waiting until you pit.

Chip
Good one!
 

ByeEnzo

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I got the whole kit including the rolling bag.