This tribute helmet was designed by Rae at Kinetic Racing and it is a compilation of many elements that John felt strongly about. You can purchase and run the helmet in honor of John with 100% of the proceeds going to John Kings Gofundme.
Here are Rae's thoughts on the helmet design.
"Last summer, John and I had many discussions about painting helmets and he made two personal requests for himself. One was for an Alain Prost helmet and the other, more importantly to John, was for a Tony Brise helmet... and he was adamant that he wanted 'Tony' on the front.
Through our discussions, it became very clear why the life and talent of Tony Brise was so dear to John. As a child, John spent time in and around Tony's life during the development of his racing career before it was so tragically cut short in the same plane crash that took the life of Graham Hill. John spoke in glowing terms about Tony and his admiration was certainly sincere. So, when the idea of a helmet paying tribute to John was suggested, I felt the very best way to honour him was to celebrate his passion for Prost and Brise by combining their helmet designs into one very special helmet, unique to John.
I have created a modern interpretation which takes key elements of both F1 drivers helmets and made, what I hope is, an elegant design that befits John's character and personality. I sincerely hope this design captures a little bit of everything - John's passions, John's influence and John's importance.
John King... A friend..! A mentor..! A legend..!"