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A Brief History Of The Bucket Seat

Since its creation, the bucket seat has been redeveloped and redesigned to provide a comfortable experience for the user in any motorsport vehicle, as a result, it has a well-deserved place on the Official Motorsport Equipment Wall Of Fame* (or OMEWOF for short).

Corbeau seat range

Shortly after World War II, European cars introduced bucket seats into their design, not only because of their minimal dimensions and light weight, but also because of the presence of a floor-mounted gearstick & parking brake, as this meant that there could be no middle passenger in the front of the vehicle.

Colin Folwell later manufactured the first commercially available bucket seats in Europe and went on the establish Corbeau Seats as a UK business in 1963. Corbeau Seats are now one of the leading bucket seat manufacturers in the world.

Originally designed for sports cars and other two-seater automobiles, the bucket seat is commonly used in various types of cars from many classes and brands in the present day. These can range from a Ford Fiesta to a Porsche 911, if you can name it, we have a bucket seat that can fit in it.

Book a FREE appointment and come on over to our showroom near Nottingham to try out all of our seats on offer and receive exceptional service from our professional sales staff. Why not visit our other website over at to view our latest products and offers available on bucket seats and other racing accessories.



*There is not actually an Official Motorsport Equipment Wall of Fame.

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A big thanks from myself, Garreth, for visiting my e-store. My family-run, motorsport equipment showroom is based in the heart of the UK and we specialise in motorsport safety equipment for every motorsport fanatic. From track-day fans to the hardcore rally drivers.

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