Behind the Scenes with Racestar
9 June 2014
Copyright Motocross South Africa (MX SA)
Written by Michelle Smith.
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Most people may recognise the name Racestar Graffix by the
awesome pictures floating around on social media of the work
they do and for those that pay attention, by the tons of mini
RSGs found on sticker kits all over the
country and yes, overseas as well. What many people dont
know is who is behind this awesome company, what they actually
have to offer and what we can expect from them in the future.
MX SA spent some time at their offices to give people a behind
the scenes look into RSG.
If you have spent any time on their web site www.racestargraffix.com
you will know that this Proudly South African company
is owned by Richard and David van der Westhuizen. What many
people dont know is that just about the whole team behind
RSG are all accomplished racers. When you think about what
you would like in terms of a sticker kit for your bike, who
better to be looking after you then a whole team of riders
that know exactly what you need. They have spent time and
money exploring and experimenting with the very best options
to make sure that they provide you with quality service, excellent
design and top quality products. More often then not, they
understand your needs better then you do because they have
been in your boots.
There were many that didnt believe it would work when
the boys started the company in their garage in 2008, less
then six years later and they have an office in Honeydew and
dedicated team. If you ever get the chance, pop into their
offices and say 'hi' to the guys. You will always find
bikes waiting to be stickered and you will likely end up chatting
to the guys while they are busy applying some kits. It is
definitely guaranteed that you will receive a warm welcome
and a team ready to assist you.
Meet the team!
Richard Designer, Boss-Man, Jack of all
Richard is a twelve time National MX Champion and when it
comes to what their company offers customers, he is their
biggest critic. It is this discipline that ensures that everything
that they produce is of the best standard.
David Designer, Boss-Man, Print Jockey,
Jack of all trades.
David has worked with his brother since day one. They both
share the duties of running RSG and the brothers obviously
make an excellent team. David is also tasked with ensuring
that the printing meets the necessary standards that they
have set and that things run smoothly with the machines.
Grant Head Designer, Freelancer, Rep
Grant is a good friend of the brothers and has been involved
since 2010. All the work he does runs through RSG and he can
often be found visiting customers and updating them on what
RSG has to offer. Grant is an integral part of the team and
is involved in the RSG decision making process as well.
Evans Packager, Template Maker
Evans has known the boys for a long time and also in 2010,
the boys gave him a position at RSG. He is very skilled at
helping the team make the necessary templates and he ensures
that all the kits are packaged to standard before being sent
Wesley is the newest member of RSG, starting in August 2013.
He is now their top designer and creates items from start
to finish for the clients as well.
All of the guys will tell you that they love the creative
process. Giving new life to an old or a new bike through a
fresh sticker kit or creating a unique helmet wrap that looks
awesome, is what they love the most and for anyone interested
they all take turns to do the dishes hehe
What they offer!
Most people know RSG as a bike decal company. Whilst they
do offer the obvious custom, semi-custom and pretty much any
kind of sticker kit you can dream up, they offer a whole list
of other services as well. They have become a one stop shop
for bike plastics, helmet wraps, seat covers, pit boards and
pretty much anything else that you need a custom sticker for.
The also offer custom race jerseys or if you just need your
name and number on your race jersey, they can help you out
with that as well. If you need any other branded products
like Gazebos etc, you can get that at RSG.
Further to that, if you ask for something they dont
traditionally do, they will always try and make a plan to
help you out.
When we asked RSG about what they have in store for the future,
they promised that they will always be involved in Motocross
in any way possible and hinted, under a massive cloud of secrecy,
that there are big things to come.
If you want to get in contact with RSG or stay in touch with
what they are up to then be sure to check out the following
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