“Without recent safety improvements, drivers would still be dying, and I don't think we'd be watching NASCAR racing today, quite frankly, because I think Congress would have been involved at some point. I strongly believe this. You cannot keep on killing your heroes.”
Dr. John Melvin,
safety expert and NASCAR consultant after Dale Earnhardt's death.



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On July 17th, 2014 our dear friend, Dr. John Melvin, passed away. John was a former General Motors engineer of which specialty since 1992 was racing-accident analysis. He leaves behind an outstanding legacy of safety improvements that have benefited the automobile racing world, believed to
be unmatched. His training in biomechanical engineering gave him a unique perspective to study the causes of human-body injuries in racing crashes and devise solutions to minimize such injuries. Many drivers today credit these improvements for saving their lives.

No eulogy can accurately credit John for his extraordinary body of work, and the vacuum his passing causes in the racing community is no less than abysmal.

John was also a Founding Member of the Racing Goes Safer Safety Foundation and an active spokesman and lecturer during the numerous events that the Foundation has held around the country.
Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, his children, and his family.
The racing community has lost a friend, a mentor, a towering giant.


See the FIA tribute to Dr. John Melvin by clicking here.  

Jacky Ickx, 6 time winner at the 24 hours of Le Mans. 8 Formula 1 wins; 2 World vice-champion F1 Drivers.
"Racing cars is a thrilling, but inherently dangerous sport.  Back when we started the racing season we did not know who will survive it. Unfortunately, so many of my friends, acquaintances and competitors lost their lives pursuing their passion of racing cars. It is very sad, yet their deaths are what brought improvements to racing; cars, tracks and safety gear. It is safer now to race cars. Today I would not race any car without the best safety gear"


Larry Dixon NHRA 2010 and 3 times Top fuel world champion.
“It is the safest and most comfortable safety racing gear available, and this is why I am wearing it!”



Gerard Larrousse, Sebring 12-hour and Le Mans 24-hour winner,  Renault F1 racing Program Director, F1 team owner
“Car racing is part of life, and it will last as long as life itself...
I was lucky to be one of the great Porsche Racing Team members along with Joe Siffert, Gerhardt Mitter, Rolf Stommelen, Udo Schutz, Hans Herrmann, Pedro Rodriguez, and of course my teammate, Vic Elford. Many lost their lives while racing, and I shed too many tears at their funerals”

Oriol Servia, One of the most experienced Indy-car drivers today
“I believe that wearing the safest and best available safety gear and helmet is a must, not an option! Safety first is a philosophy that I whole heartily agree with. This is always in my mind when I am getting out of the car...”


Del Worsham, 2011 NHR Top Fuel World Champion.
“If you have confidence in your safety gear, you will likely perform better. If you lack confidence in your equipment and it fails to provide you with comfort, you will not feel the same and it will hamper your performance.”

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