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Linking country names
Biker Biker removed a link to "Belguim" stating this is against common practice- I am not aware of this practice, and linking on some other terms already linked form this article shows that on Formula One, for example, we link Delhi, India and Valencia, Spain. Not a big deal either way, but if there is some documentation about this practice, I'd like to see it. LoverOfTheRussianQueen (talk) 14:17, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
- Sure. See the "What generally should not be linked" section of WP:OVERLINK. You'll see it says that major geographic features and locations should not be linked. --Biker Biker (talk) 14:35, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Bell Racing Europe and Bell Auto Racing
The facts contained in your article are no longer correct. Easton Bell Sports has no longer an auto racing division as they ceased this activity on september 30, 2010. EBS has granted a license for the americas to Bell Racing Europe, their long standing independent auto racing partner for Europe and Asia. BRE (Bell Racing Europe) is now engineering, manufacturing, and distributing auto racing helmets worldwide. BRE has created a new company in the USA, called Bell Racing USA (BRUSA) which is operational since october 1, 2010.
BRE is privately owned - BRE and BRUSA operate independantly under license from EBS but have no other affiliation, ownership or links. BRE and BRUSA are part of the KC Sports International group which has offices in Hong Kong and fully owned manufacturing in Zhong Shan, China
Facts can be verified on the newspage of EBS (september 2010), BRUSA (www.bellracing.com) and in the facts page of BRE (www.bellracing.info or www.bellhelmets.eu)
- WP:BOLD - fix it yourself (with suitable sources of course). It would be ideal if some third party sources could be cited to verify the changes. --Biker Biker (talk) 18:09, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
Move to Bell helmets (lowercase H)?
I've looked around at http://www.eastonbellsports.com/ and http://www.bellracing.com/ and http://www.bellhelmets.eu, but I don't see any clear statements of what the relationship is between these companies, other than we know Bell Sports is owned by Easton-Bell. It says Bell Racing has licensed the Bell name -- but that's the closest we have to saying that they are independent. I.e. why would they need to license the name if they were under the same corporate parent? Then again, companies within the same conglomerate make each other pay for things all the time, rather than passing assets back and forth for free. Who knows?
On the Easton Bell Sports site Bell auto and karting helmets are treated under the heading of "Bell helmets". If someone could come up with legal filings on this, it might help.
One solution would be to move the article to Bell helmets -- note lowercase H, so that it covers all helmets under the Bell brand, regardless of the ownership of the brand over the last 58 years. If Bell motorcycle and car helmets are under two different owners at this moment, yet marketed under the same brand, the best way to try to explain that confusing situation would be in a single article, rather than spread among two or more articles. The article Easton-Bell Sports could focus on the corporate structure and legal facts while Bell helmets could be about the helmet brand. We had similar success splitting Kawasaki motorcycles (lowercase M) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries Motorcycle & Engine, since the corporate structure kept changing but the topic, motorcycles, remained constant. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 23:32, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
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