DRIVING SAFETY
SINCE 1954

Bell® inspires and enables all generations to be their best. Born in a garage in 1954, and guided by the passion to live, ride, drive and thrive, Bell® continues to be a leading innovator after more than 60 years.

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ABOUT US

Bell Automotive Products®

You could say our company first began in a small garage in Bell, California in the late 1940s. Roy Richter took his passion for racing and converted it into products that would change the industry forever. In 1954, Richter created the most protective auto-racing helmet the world had ever seen. Nowadays, Bell racing helmets are synonymous with safety.

 

1940s:

1954:

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1975:

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2005:

2007:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2013:

2015:

Roy Richter sells auto parts from his garage and starts tinkering.

The first Bell racing helmet is sold and climbs to #1 on the Indy car circuit.

The Bell motorcycle helmet becomes an American icon.

The Bell bicycle helmet dominates market share.

Bell Automotive expands the line and becomes a leader in aftermarket
accessories.

Seat covers with decorative designs and eco-friendly packaging turn heads.

Bell acquires Victor and Monkey Grip.

Accessories expand to the two largest automotive retailers in the US.

The Bell tire inflator and sealant programs are unveiled.

The Shaggy Line of seat and steering wheel covers debuts.

The state-of-the-art BellAire Tire Inflator line is launched.

Bell Automotive revolutionized tire repair with the Victor Plug and Go Tire Repair System.

Bell Automotive joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.

We hope you enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane! If you have any questions about our brand, our partners, or any Bell Automotive products, please contact us directly by using our online contact form below.

 

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HEADQUARTERS

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp.
428 Peyton Street
Emporia, KS 66801

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Your complete customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Please call our knowledgeable customer service representatives with your questions. Also, your feedback is welcome. If you have any comments or ideas about any of our products or services please contact us at the following number:

800.524.1458

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1940s:

1954:

1968:

1975:

2001:


2003:

2005:

2007:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2013:

2015:

Roy Richter sells auto parts from his garage and starts tinkering.

The first Bell racing helmet is sold and climbs to #1 on the Indy car circuit.

The Bell motorcycle helmet becomes an American icon.

The Bell bicycle helmet dominates market share.

Bell Automotive expands the line and becomes a leader in aftermarket
accessories.

Seat covers with decorative designs and eco-friendly packaging turn heads.

Bell acquires Victor and Monkey Grip.

Accessories expand to the two largest automotive retailers in the US.

The Bell tire inflator and sealant programs are unveiled.

The Shaggy Line of seat and steering wheel covers debuts.

The state-of-the-art BellAire Tire Inflator line is launched.

Bell Automotive revolutionized tire repair with the Victor Plug and Go Tire Repair System.

Bell Automotive joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.

1940s:

1954:

1968:

1975:

2001:


2003:

2005:

2007:

2009:

2010:

2011:

2013:


2015:

Roy Richter sells auto parts from his garage and starts tinkering.

The first Bell racing helmet is sold and climbs to #1 on the Indy car circuit.

The Bell motorcycle helmet becomes an American icon.

The Bell bicycle helmet dominates market share.

Bell Automotive expands the line and becomes a leader in aftermarket
accessories.

Seat covers with decorative designs and eco-friendly packaging turn heads.

Bell acquires Victor and Monkey Grip.

Accessories expand to the two largest automotive retailers in the US.

The Bell tire inflator and sealant programs are unveiled.

The Shaggy Line of seat and steering wheel covers debuts.

The state-of-the-art BellAire Tire Inflator line is launched.

Bell Automotive revolutionized tire repair with the Victor Plug and Go Tire Repair System.

Bell Automotive joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.