Vintage Motorsports Jackets Break the Cold

Walking around the amazing machines at Cars & Coffee, Irvine, every other Saturday or so, there’s a light chill in the early morning, post-dawn air. It’s nothing unbearable, but anything below 68° F has us SoCal residents clamoring for a hoodie or a light jacket, which brings us to this week’s Crave items.

We’ve gathered a bunch of cool and surprisingly affordable vintage motorsports-themed windbreakers and light vinyl jackets—the perfect attire for an early-morning car show or a late summer drive with the top down. Featuring bright colors, contrasting racing stripes, embroidered logos of iconic brands, and lots of intricate detailing, they’re exactly the type of things you can see drivers and crews wearing in period photos, their lurid shades glowing in hazy, Kodachrome glory.

1. Champion 500 Spark Plugs Official Racing Jacket

2. 1970s Indianapolis Motor Speedway Racing Jacket

3. Lakes Racing Motorcycle Engineering Racing Jacket

4. Chrysler Fleece-lined Racing Jacket

5. 1950s Champion Spark Plugs Nylon Racing Jacket

6. 1970s Corvette Stingray 25th Anniversary Racing Jacket

7. Macmillan Ring-Free Motor Oils Racing Jacket

8. Ford Cobra Nylon Fleece-lined Racing Jacket