Scott Birdsall

05/13/2024

Scott Birdsall

05/13/2024


About Scott Birdsall

Born with a wrench in his hand and a passion for speed, Scott's journey began in the garage under the banner of Chuckles Garage. As the owner and lead fabricator of Chuckles Garage, Scott has been shaping metal and crafting custom cars for over 20 years, earning a reputation for building unique and race proven vehicles. Since 2005, Chuckles Garage has been pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of custom cars, building vehicles that turn heads and break records. From classic hot rods to cutting-edge racing machines, Chuckles Garage has built vehicles for clients around the world, featured in major magazines such as Hotrod, Car Craft, TRC, Diesel World, and Diesel Power, as well as television shows both domestically and internationally.




  • ST5 FN ABP:The Stilo ST5 FN Carbon ABP helmet is an extreme light weight helmet designed for open wheel racing where the drivers head is exposed to the race elements. Crafted from a high-tensile carbon fiber layup and having additional protection to the forehead and chin area this helmet exceeds the FIA 8860 rating and ABP (advanced ballistic protection) rating.
  • ABP Rating: The ABP rating utilizes extra protection and a smaller eyeport to enhance driver safety in wheel to wheel environments. Improvements also have been made to the interior design with removable cheek & top pads allowing drivers to obtain the perfect fit. Helmets come standard with removable earmuff cushions which provide a significantly quieter environment for the driver by isolating the ear.
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The Stilo Helmet Connection:

As a seasoned racer who understands the importance of safety on the track, Scott Birdsall trusts Stilo Helmets to provide him with the protection he needs to push the limits of speed and performance. Racing in a variety of race types, Scott embraces our motto "Any competition, One Helmet". Relying on stilo ST5 FN ABP helmet.


The Stilo ST5 FN Carbon ABP helmet is an extreme light weight helmet designed for open wheel racing where the drivers head is exposed to the race elements. Crafted from a high-tensile carbon fiber layup and having additional protection to the forehead and chin area this helmet exceeds the FIA 8860 rating and ABP (advanced ballistic protection) rating.


The ABP rating utilizes extra protection and a smaller eyeport to enhance driver safety in wheel to wheel environments. Improvements also have been made to the interior design with removable cheek & top pads allowing drivers to obtain the perfect fit. Helmets come standard with removable earmuff cushions which provide a significantly quieter environment for the driver by isolating the ear.


Other Features:


All Stilo closed faced helmets come in two separate shell sizes allowing us to craft a better fitting helmet that is lighter weight. Ready for non-integrated electronics, air supply, and hydration or any combination of the three this helmet is one of the top helmets on the IMSA grid.





Old Smokey-

Originally discovered on Craigslist for a mere $300, Old Smokey captured Scott's imagination with its solid build and unique patina. What began as a humble shop truck quickly transformed into a full-blown racing machine, powered by a 24 valve commonrail diesel and outfitted with not one, but two massive turbochargers.


Debuting at the 2016 SEMA Show, Old Smokey's transformation captivated audiences and garnered widespread acclaim, winning Car and Driver's Top 10 of SEMA 2016. Since then, it's undergone multiple evolutions, culminating in a state-of-the-art racing truck valued at over $400,000, equipped with the best-of-the-best components and hill climb capabilities.


Powered by a modern 6.7L Freedom Racing Engines common rail Cummins diesel, Old Smokey boasts twin Garrett turbochargers, delivering a staggering 1,400 horsepower and nearly 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque. Scott's partnership with Dynomite Diesel has further elevated the truck's performance, utilizing a prototype injector for nearly smokeless operation at high-power levels. Despite facing numerous challenges, including engine blowouts and mechanical mishaps, Scott's determination propelled Old Smokey to victory, setting a record-breaking time of 11:24.065 at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.




LMP-1

In 2024, Scott will face the mountain once again as he races his diesel-powered LMP1 car at Pikes Peak. As he prepares to conquer America's Mountain once again, Scott relies on the unmatched protection of the Stilo ST5 FN ABP helmet. With its advanced design tailored for open cockpit cars, the ST5 FN ABP ensures Scott's safety without compromising on performance, allowing him to focus solely on the task at hand.

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