RaceQuip was established in 1975 by John Schneider in Columbus, Ohio. For 32 years RaceQuip has enjoyed a reputation for putting out the best auto racing safety equipment available while building virtually all of its products in the USA. Safe-Quip was formed in 1987 to build high quality, but affordable, safety equipment in Irmo, South Carolina. Safe-Quip had been owned and operated by Tim Lee since 1995.
In 2006, both brands were purchased by Vesta Motorsports USA, Inc. led by longtime motorsports entrepreneur Patrick Utt. Experience is vital in the racing safety industry, so we’ve retained some of the best and brightest people to design, produce, and market our products. The marriage of these two great safety equipment brands provides a wide range of products from entry-level price point items all the way up to our premium products that are made in the USA.
As we go forward we will identified as RaceQuip. Racers worldwide can now look to the RaceQuip name for all their motorsports safety needs. The RaceQuip brand will carry on the tradition of premium materials, designs, and features while also offering products for the budget conscious racer under the Safe-Quip label.