Rally Face® was a unique idea thought up by our accountant and friend of many years Neal Reitz. Designed to be a fans alternative to messy make-up and other constricting masks, its open face gave freedom of movement to eat and drink and insured it was not uncomfortable to wear. There was a lot of thought put into its ease of wearing. It could be attached to any hat, worn like glasses or tied on like a regular mask. I spent quite a good deal of time cutting out different versions of the Rally Face© with Neal until we arrived at what we felt was the perfect fit.
Making the actual mask proved a more difficult task, getting the right manufacturer and applying the designs so they looked like what I originally intended.
The first professional sports Rally Face® was done for a UFC event and for a English SoccerTeam but it was always intended for the football fan.
I provided the designs, website, brochures and trade show support materials, my neighbor and friend Teri Conrad supplied the initial advertising copy and through the hard work of Gary Wendt, Marketing Direct Rally Face® was at hit at the college sports trade shows he attended and licensed to over forty colleges, listed as the CLC hottest new collegiate sports product and featured in magazines and on several news shows.
I also dealt directly with numerous of the college retailers and licensing directors in developing the Rally Face® designs which I must say was quite an enjoyable experience. Overall I would have the say the college sports people have got to be some of the nicest people I have ever dealt with.
Being a new product the first of the Rally Face® pictures were of my family and friends with me making the “Rally Faces®” (we did not yet have the actual product) in a 3d program and dropping onto the people I took pictures of.
The picture at the top of this page is my buddy Eli who happened by when I was working on a trade show display. My niece, nephew, sister and brother on the brochure cover are in numerous pictures of the Rally Face® on the web.
Rally Face® is now marketed and distributed through a different company and I no longer do the website but it is available through Rallyface.com and I believe they are adding Hockey teams and Professional Teams.