Bell Helmets and Red Bull have partnered with Circuit of The Americas (COTA), to bring the unique moto-art exhibit, “21 Helmets” to the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, taking place April 11-13 in Austin, Texas. The exhibit features 21 Bell motorcycle helmets transformed into unique works of art by artists from Austin and surrounding Texas regions, on display in an exclusive gallery located in the COTA paddock.
Bell and COTA have also partnered on a limited-edition Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas commemorative helmet – a Bell Star Carbon designed by renown motorcycle painter Chris Wood of Airtrix, featuring graphics that pay homage to the Lone Star State. The original Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas commemorative helmet will also be on display in the paddock gallery.
“This is without a doubt an art exhibition that motorcyclists and racing fans will truly appreciate, and having it located within the paddock where all the fans can enjoy it is going to be extra special,” said Chris Sackett, Bell Business Unit Director – Powersports.
“The ’21 Helmets’ project is an incredibly fun and creative way to celebrate the unique motorcycle culture that surrounds MotoGP racing worldwide,” COTA’s Vice President of Public and Media Relations Julie Loignon said. “We know our guests for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas will enjoy this exhibit and the colorful commemorate helmet inspired by it.”
The Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas commemorative helmet will also be on display in the paddock gallery.
Artists from all over Texas, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and more, will be submitting their helmet art. Some of the artists include Blake Bermel, Joonbug, Arma, Kyle Confehr, Shek Vega, Scott McDermott, Bryan Cope, Nicky Davis and more.
A photo gallery of the helmet art will be available online at www.redbull.com/motorsports. For more information about the 21 Helmets exhibit at the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, visit redbull.com/mgp21helmets.
Three-day reserved seats for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas start at $139 per person. Children ages 12 and under receive free general admission with a ticketed adult. To purchase tickets, on-site parking and camping, visit circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp. The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas limited edition Bell Star Carbon is available for purchase for a limited time online at the COTA online store.
From humble beginnings in the garage of a 1950’s Southern California speed shop to the heads of champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world, Bell is synonymous with protection and progression. Part of Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. and based in Scotts Valley, Calif., Bell is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of motorcycle and cycling helmets and accessories.