After the Oregon Ducks won the Rose Bowl this year wearing their LiquidMetal™ helmets finished by HGI, many people took notice. One person in particular was Gordon Ting, the Team Manager of the Sparco Rally xD race team. Early in 2012 Gordon reached out to HGI to find out more about HydroSkin® technology, the HydroChrome® finish and what HGI could do for the Sparco Rally xD driver's helmets.
The Sparco Rally xD team explained that were looking for a race inspired helmet with a monochromatic theme, utilizing the same bold HydroChrome® finish of the Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl helmets. The final design features a carbon fiber HydroSkin® pattern paired with the 12-step HGI HydroChrome® process for a multi-dimensional look. The logos on each helmet are the focal points, finished in both HydroChrome® and LiquidMetal™.
It was decided that the helmets should be debuted at the Oregon Trail Rally since HGI is from Oregon and this also the particular race where the Sparco Rally xD had it's first ever podium finish. The Sparco Rally xD helmets are also featured in HGI's GAME ON® campaign. To view images of the campagin, visit the HGI Facebook page.
The entire team at HGI is extremely excited to have worked with Scion and the Sparco Rally xD race team for this project. For additional information on the Sparco Rally xD race team's schedule and to get a chance to see the helmets by HGI in person, please visit the Sparco Rally xD website.