RaceQuip was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Since then, RaceQuip has enjoyed a reputation for manufacturing the highest quality auto racing safety equipment available.
Safe-Quip was formed in 1987 to build high quality, yet affordable, safety equipment in Irmo, South Carolina.
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 merger of these two great safety equipment brands provides a wide range of value priced auto racing safety gear.
As we go forward we will build all products branded 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 catering to the budget conscious grassroots racer.
In order to better serve our customers we have maintained some U.S. production in "The Custom Shop" located in Irmo, South Carolina. This facility combines the capability to produce RaceQuip products to exacting standards while also offering custom built suits and embroidery for the discriminating racer. In addition to the South Carolina facility, RaceQuip products are built to our quality design standards in our overseas cut and sew manufacturing facilities. The combination of multiple manufacturing facilities both in the U.S.A. and abroad allows RaceQuip to deliver products for every level of racer regardless of experience or budget. Our mission is to carry on the tradition of delivering "The Best Value in Safety".