Don Halliday (Don) is a veteran race car design engineer who has worked successfully in all levels of auto racing including Formula 1, Indycar, IRL, CART and Champcar since 1977. He currently is President of Halliday Technologies Inc., an automotive engineering company he founded in 1994, specializing in vehicle and roadway safety.

Halliday Technologies holds several patented designs in auto safety related areas, including the Grip Evaluation and Management (GEMTM) Device – a breakthrough technology that determines measurable levels of grip between individual tires and the road surface. This technology has been used in auto racing and by Firestone in the development of race tires. Halliday, in collaboration with Ohio DOT, also designed & developed the RT3TM, a device sold globally which measures roadway grip and tire performance. Applications of the device include winter road maintenance, tire performance evaluation and runway surface management. Currently the Swedish Road Administration is exclusively using the RT3TM for all related programs.

Don’s Inventions
1994 Filed first patent for “System of Measuring Grip Performance of a Vehicle” - GEM™
2000 Filed patent for “Measuring Liquid Volume in a High Acceleration Environment”
2000 Filed patent for “Measuring Bearing Load in Machinery particularly Petro-Chemical Equipment” - BLIS
2003 Filed patent for “Measuring Roadway Grip & Runway Friction” – RT3™
2007 Filed patent for various road car safety enhancements and a method for a vehicle to read road grip


Halliday Racing Career
2012 Chief Engineer – AJ Foyt Racing
2011 Chief Engineer – Dale Coyne Racing
2007 – 2009 Chief Engineer – Newman Wachs Racing
2004 – 2006 Chief Engineer – Team Rahal/Letterman
2003 Chief Engineer Team Rahal/Letterman with driver Kenny Brack
2000 – 2001 Chief Engineer – Team Rahal with driver Kenny Brack
1998 – 1999 Technical Director – Team KOOL Green with drivers Dario Franchitti  & Paul Tracy
1994 – 1997 Director of Engineering – Tasman Motorsports Group with driver Andre Ribeiro
1993 Chief Designer – Team Rahal for Rahal/Honda Indy car
1989 – 1992 Chief Designer – Truesports Racing – designer of Truesports Indy car
1987 – 1988 Team Owner – European F3000 as Barcelona MR (sponsorship requirement)
1985 – 1986 Chief Designer – Kraco Racing – designer of Kraco Indy car
1982 – 1984

Race Engineer/Assistant Designer – Brabham & ATS Formula One Teams

1980 – 1981

Chief Engineer Group 6 Sports Car team for Alan DeCadenet

1977 – 1979

Worked for McLaren Formula One Team


Winner of New Zealand Formula Vee Championship in a car he designed and drove