Celebrate 50 years in racing for Ron Burton’s with 50% off his collection! Just used ronburton50 at checkout!

For years, reknowned artist Ron Burton was one of the most connected individuals in motorsports, and during his 50-year heyday he created spectacular original artwork of IndyCar, NASCAR, NHRA and Formula 1 drivers, races and signature moments. Burton began painting in the 1960s, and he once wrote that he “loved, lived and painted auto racing and auto racing art in the shadows of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.” Many of Burton’s paintings and trophy designs are enshrined in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

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Items of F1 champions (past, present and maybe future) make outstanding collectibles

Collecting race-worn items from Formula One World Champions has become a real trend over the past few years. Hall of Fame Collection has been proud to offer so many fantastic original used items from many of the champions past and present. Recent additions offered include a helmet of 1958 champion Mike Hawthorn, who became the third driver to win a World Championship in a Ferrari. This helmet is particularly rare because drivers in that era of the sport didn’t use many...

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Hamilton again in 2021? No reason to think otherwise

As the 2021 Formula One season starts, there is no reason to believe Lewis Hamilton won’t be the driver to beat, even as Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen seem to be in the hunt for their first title. Hamilton is riding an almost incomprehensible streak of success, winning six World Championships over the past seven seasons, with at least nine wins in each of those years. In fact, he has won at least 10 races in those...

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Get to know Sting Ray Robb now!

Yes, the driver’s first name is Sting Ray. Sting Ray Robb, the 19-year-old Idaho product, is named after a Scottish town where his ancestors lived — Stirlingshire — and his grandfather’s name, Ray. Put it together and it stands out. Robb also stands out on the racetrack, and he’s someone to get to know. He will enter the upcoming Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series on the fast track of the Road to Indy program. Robb won last year’s Indy Pro 2000...

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Caesars Palace GP had brief but important role in F1 history

The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was short-lived both in Formula One and CART, but the popular Las Vegas event left a lasting impression not only on those who attended but the 1981 World Championship in particular. Williams’ Carlos Reutemann entered the season-ending event with a single-point lead over Brabham’s Nelson Piquet, and Reutemann won the pole for the 75-lap race. It seemed he was poised to win what would be his first and only series championship. But Reutemann got a bad start...

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Twenty years. Where has the time gone?

It seems impossible that as NASCAR staged its 63rd Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, it has been 20 years since the great Dale Earnhardt lost his life in Turn 3 of the 2001 race. Earnhardt was battling with several charging cars for third place when contact first from Sterling Marlin and then others occurred. Earnhardt’s car got turned and hit the wall with near-simultaneous contact from the car of Ken Schrader. An extensive investigation helped steer stock car racing’s...

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Eddie Lawson: One of the few who excelled on two and four wheels

California’s Eddie Lawson was one of the most versatile athletes in motorsports history. A four-time MotoGP champion, Lawson left the two-wheel side of the sport to try his hand at four wheels, and he excelled there, too, like only a few others have before him or since. The list of those who have attempted both types of racing at the highest level is indeed short. It’s John Surtees, a champion of both, Mike “the Bike” Hailwood, Joe Leonard, Lawson and Jeff Ward...

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Nicky Hayden was America’s MotoGP star

Nicky Hayden will always be remembered as the MotoGP rider who dethroned the great Valentino Rossi. That monumental day occurred on Oct. 29, 2006 when Hayden capitalized on a Rossi mistake, ending Rossi’s five-year run as champion of motorcycle racing’s top division. Hayden finished third as Rossi valiantly tried to recover from an off to finish five points ahead of the Italian, giving the U.S. its first MotoGP champion since Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. No American has won MotoGP’s title...

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The Indy 500: Changing the Road for All

More than a century ago, Carl Fisher and three business partners purchased four 80-acre plots of farmland west of Indianapolis to build a proper proving ground for the emerging automobile industry. Today, we know their creation to be Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the test of man and machine they created is the Indianapolis 500, which will be held for the 105th time on May 30. So much of what we know today in automotive safety and innovation can be traced back...

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Original artwork from Indy 500 program cover now available!

The Indianapolis 500’s program is one of the most trusted and consistent pieces of the event’s history, with stories and photographs that hold the test of time. The publishing of a program dates to the first 500 in 1911, and it is not uncommon for collectors to possess all 104 of them. Although the race in 2020 was not held in its traditional month or even attended by fans, the program produced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff is a 176-page...

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