Welcome to Diecast Race Models
What started as a part time business in 2010 selling model cars has now expanded into a dedicated 1:2 scale helmet company. DRM is owned and operated by DRM Dave and my wife Lucy.
My passion for motorsport started at an early age. My Dad raced Motocross and was always messing with cars and bikes from as long as I can remember. At the age of 6 I raced around the local fields on my Honda QR50cc motocross bike but never raced officially. In the late 1980’s I spent many weekends on my Dads Kawasaki 550 Jet Ski from lakes to the seaside. A path into racing was an option but eventually Kart racing took centre stage. For 7 years I raced in the UK British Karting Championships from 1992-1999. During this time helmets were a very important part of my past time as I would spend hours doodling designs in my school books. I felt a sense of pride to see those designs painted on the helmets I wore during my time karting. Many drivers I raced with carried their karting helmet designs into F1 or Indy such as Jenson Button, Justin Wilson and Anthony Davidson.
Back to business and today the 1:2 scale market is growing every year with lots of exciting releases and exclusives. Our customers range from those who have collected helmets for 20 years, to those who pick up the odd release here and there. At DRM we only stock officially licensed helmets from the leading manufacturers Sports Mini Line and Schuberth. In addition to the general releases we also commission various helmets by working closely with teams and drivers. Since 2012 we have been extremely proud to release helmets from Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jody Scheckter, Ayrton Senna and many others. Some of these have been signed editions and released in small numbers such as 96pcs. A highlight was meeting Nigel Mansell who was a hero of mine growing up. It was an honour for us to have his 1992 helmet released as an exclusive for our DRM portfolio.
We always aim to offer the best service possible and operate on many social media platforms to get the latest news and releases out to our customers worldwide. Our newsletter is a fantastic outlet for offering our subscribers early access to new releases and exclusives. On Instagram we have run various giveaways for helmets such as Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton. DRM also exhibit at many collectors fairs and larger motorsport events such as the Autosport show and Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its always great to meet our customers at these events for a good chat and to showcase the full range of 1:2 helmets.
In 2019 we are introducing a loyalty scheme where points are awarded for each purchase which can then be redeemed against money off a future purchase.
We would like to thank all of our loyal and new customers who use DRM and hopefully we can go from strength to strength with your support.