I'm looking for ideal symbols, textures and colors that I can use for a motorsports website. It is supposed to be a historical archive containing several photo galleries.
I want to create a theme for the header, navigation buttons, site background and the h2, h3 headings. The content area will be the typical black text on white background.
I like the idea of creating a large, high-resolution fading image of the checkered racing flag at the top of website. On another website the designer used the front grill of a racing car as a background, which created a hexagon-shaped pattern.
Colors might be my biggest challenge. What are the ideal colors for motorsports racing?