What's going on with fire suits?

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  1. alt 6153

    alt 6153 Member

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    First all the "Impact" problems, "Simpson" doesn't recert, and now phoenix is closed!!!!! Has anyone else seen this? I have to step up suits for next year and don't have a clue whos suit to buy. Any ideas?

    www.phoenixcustomapparel.com
     
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  2. Russ Parker

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    Im not sure if Dennis Taylor was having Phoenix make the firesuits he was providing but it wouldnt hurt to contact him to find out.
     
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  4. Frankie

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    Nice Russ, great minds think alike huh :D
     
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  5. jeff_7306

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    DT was going through Phoenix, He told me Friday "I guess Simpson"
    I told him to start doing firesuits :D.

    If he builds it we will follow.:D:D

    JC
     
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  6. td 1471

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    simpson doesn't recert ? whats up with that picked up a 20 suit at Indy and i asked about that and they said just send it in no problem.
     
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  7. Eric David Bru

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    I've heard that Simpson won't recert to -20, only to -15...

    I may have heard wrong though.

    EDB

    PS Thoughts on DJ Safety?
     
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  8. Nathan Sitko - 625 TAD/TAFC

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    ...umm

    So, whats the deal for the people who have Phoenix suits? I bought one from Dennis Taylor a few years back and it's up for cert this winter...am I going to be able to get it recertified?????
     
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  9. GregM784

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    DJ!!!!!!!!!! they recert.

    Plus, i have friends that have had -20 Simpsons recerted to a -20. I have no first hand knowledge of this however.

    If Phoenix closes shop, SFI will most likely allow some other company to recert. I've had other items (14.1 restraint) that were made by a company (Kuhl), and now can be recerted by DJ.
     
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  10. underby6

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    So Phoenix is done? Great....now I get to pay all new art fees when I have uniforms made again.

    Brandon Booher
    NHRA TAD #323
     
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  11. Cap Racing

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    yep that what the Agent is reporting.
     
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  12. jeff_7306

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    Sign of the times: Phoenix Apparel goes dark!

    The folks at Phoenix Apparel, the official apparel manufacturer for the NHRA, reportedly has shuttered its operations. One of the Agent’s operatives was trying to purchase a custom firesuit from the company when he was told simply the Phoenix Apparel was no longer in business. [9/18/2009]

    http://dragracingonline.com/agent1320/2009/1320-xi_9-25.html

    This sucks big time....Come on DT do you need a partner?????????

    JC
     
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  13. GregM784

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    FYI

    http://www.phoenixcustomapparel.com/

    FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

    September 18, 2009

    It is with deep regret that I announce the closure of Phoenix Custom Apparel.

    In the 9 ½ years we have been in business, we have done everything possible to deliver a superior product to every customer, and to do it in a way that made them happy they chose us as their supplier.

    I thank each and every customer, and each vendor that has worked with us, for their business and for their support. I also thank the loyal staff who put in long hours and their hearts and soul into taking care of every aspect of our business.

    For those who have orders that have not yet been delivered, please know that we have retained the staff necessary to get those orders produced and delivered as committed.

    I can still be reached at our normal business phone number at extension 151 and via email at bb@phoenixcustomapparel.com if you have any questions regarding this action.

    Thank you,



    Bruce Bowler, President
     
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  14. superpro453

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    Phone Bruce, he's still in the office and answering the phone (spoke to him myself last night).
     
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  15. jim pruett

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    duh, call sal!
     
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  16. rick macedo racing

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    Thats right his aparel compony sponsored Tim Wilkerson,and Sals a real wicked cool sucess !!!!!
     
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  17. alt 6153

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    Has anyone tried "Sparco"? I tried on one of their suits in Vegas this spring... nice suit. I called one of there dealers, and asked them if it could be recerted in the U.S. or does it have to go back to Italy, he scarred me when he said "Recertify, What do you mean?" :eek: Any comments?
     
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  18. alt 6153

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    Who is "Sal" and what's the number?
     
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  19. Jonathan Johnson

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    In regards to crew uniforms... Simpson is now doing sublimation with no art fee. Under $100 per shirt. You may want to give them a call.

    Jonathan Johnson
     
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  20. KrisWilhelm

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    Sparco is picking up where 'someone else' let us down. I have talked thoroughly with Courtney Enders about a 15 suit. I did get 20 gloves off of her too. I have her contact info if needed.
    They are not the cheapest suit, but it is a quality company that will be around a while and that speaks volumes!!

    :( It's sad to see another good business closing...
     
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