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1985 RX-7 GSL-SE
2004 RX-8 Winning Blue Sport Ordered 1/8/03; Delivered 7/25/03 ; Returned 10/21/03
2005 RX-8 Velocity Red Sport delivered 12/05 returned at lease end 12/07
Used to use an Arai Quantum since I rode motorcycles. Bought my wife an Arai Astral (again orginally for motorcycles) that she uses for autocross. Recently replaced my Quantum (bought in '97) with a Simpson open face helmet.
If you don't need the full face coverage (motorcycles) then I'd recommend an open face for autocross. Better field of vision, easier fit and lighter.
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If you ever plan to do track events, keep in mind that a few clubs require "SA" rated helmets (won't accept "M"). Full face also recommended for track.
SA helmets are apparently designed to withstand multiple impacts (such as bouncing around inside a car), while "M"s only take one big hit (dumping a bike on pavement). I think SAs are fire-resistant as well.
Again, less of a concern if used strictly for autox. And as others have said, open-face allows much better visibility when looking for cones, lol...
Own el Cheapo Snell 2000 approved open faced helmet.
Don't need $300 helmet, need $300 set of Azenis... :D
Diane | Resident Autocrosser | www.SASCA.org
~GONE~ Aiko, '04 Brilliant Black Touring
Tranny Rebuild, New Engine, New Oil Metering Pump, Tranny Rebuild, New Auxiliary Port Motor, New Spark Plugs, New Coil Packs, and New Coil Packs. Akira, 2010 Velocity Red Sport MT