Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Dan Wheldon Miami Helmet

Work in Progress!

Here's a sneak preview of Dan Wheldons' helmet for the first 2008 IRL round. As it's at Miami, the usual horse has been ditched in favour of a cool custom car, and the background has been done in bright sunset colours and palm trees!
The cartoon is almost finished and now we're moving onto the colours and logos. Once we've got some photos of the finished helmet we'll post them here.


Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Lews Hamilton print

Nearly all the parcels delivered to the workshop are helmet-sized boxes, so when a large, flat one was delivered we were curious to see what it was. Inside was this signed print & letter from Lewis thanking us for the paintwork we had done on his helmets throughout his first season in F1. The demand on Lewis's time these days is intense, so it was a great gesture from him to take the time to arrange this gift.

The painting was done by Andrew Kitson and shows Lewis scoring his first F1 win. We're sure there will be more wins in 2008!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Dopes on the slopes!

After the hectic Christmas period we all went to the Snow Dome at Milton Keynes to blow off some steam and have some fun. None of us are experts as you can see in this video when Jason and Del decided to have a race! Everyone was nursing some bruises at work on Monday...

video

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Christmas 07 (late!)

The run-up to Christmas was one of the most hectic we've ever experienced. A lot of late nights, early starts and working weekends saw all the Christmas orders out on time, while helmets were still coming in fast, ready for painting in the New Year. That's why this Christmas posting is a bit late...!

Everyone here at JLF Designs would like to wish all past and future customers best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, and good luck and health in 2008.

Jason, Shirley, Darren & Del.