Dom Reilly and the Racing Circuit
You can take the boy out of Formula One. Dom Reilly, the luxury travel accessories brand, initially inspired by its eponymous owner, Dominic Reilly’s close association with Formula One, is a proud partner of Williams Martini Racing. The team’s drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas are both ambassadors for the brand. In addition, all the team members, from the mechanics to the senior management, use Dom Reilly accessories year round as they travel the globe on the Grand Prix circuit.
The origins of the brand come from Dominic’s time with Williams where he was Marketing Director for the team up until 2012. Being a world travelling jet setter gave him an innate appreciation of what a man needs in his travelling accessories. Dominic collaborated with Williams, using pioneering materials and a detailed design philosophy to create his range. By using some of the world’s best craftsmen and the finest traditional leathers, the Dom Reilly Collection is elegant, stylish, functional as well as stronger and lighter than its competition.
Fully inspired by the world of Grand Prix, the Dom Reilly Collection includes products very dear to the heart of most drivers.
Being a Formula One driver Is Punishing
Being a Formula One driver includes a punishing schedule of global travel with the drivers travelling over 100,000 kilometers each season and to 20 different countries. Their travel accessories need to work as hard as they do!
One of Williams drivers, Felipe Massa, was knocked unconscious when a suspension spring hit his crash helmet at 200 miles per hour during a practice session in Hungary. Although the helmet cracked, miraculously Felipe survived. He – more than most – now carries his helmet in the ultimate accessory, the Dom Reilly Crash Helmet Case, treating it with the reverent care it deserves.
Time being of the absolute essence in the life of a racing driver, both on the circuit and off, all drivers have several watches. The Williams drivers keep their watches in the Dom Reilly Watch roll. This particular piece uses a high density foam material normally only found in the cock-pits of racing cars. This material can absorb up to 97% of any destructive energy from an impact so it not only keeps the drivers safe in the event of an accident….it also keeps their watches perfectly protected. The Dom Reilly holds up 4 watches.
Finally, the one thing that is close to any driver’s heart is their money!
With all that training, all that speed, all the danger and a short career, racing drivers need to manage their money properly and overall keep it safe. Dom Reilly has two wallets within his collection as well as credit card holders. In addition, all bags, IPad and laptop cases, have cleverly designed pockets to ensure all other accessories are safely housed.
As the world of Formula One turns its attention to its next race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Felipe Massa – who was on pole position in Austria, will be revving up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.
Dom Reilly is now a proud partner of Williams Martini Racing. The Dom Reilly Collection is available from www.domreilly.com