Remembering Dan Wheldon – 10 years on

Anniversaries are often opportunities for us to celebrate significant events together. In racing terms, perhaps it’s the anniversary of a driver’s first win or a championship that comes to mind. Or it could be a driver’s birthday or the date of the opening of a famous circuit. However, occasionally it’s an anniversary marking a moment of sadness or, in this case, the tragic loss of life. And, as time passes, it often becomes an opportunity to look back at not only...

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Have you ever seen a dinosaur helmet?

Velociraptor, meaning “swift seizer” in Latin, is the name of a dinosaur that lived approximately 75 million years ago during the latter part of the Cretaceous Period. The Simpson Velociraptor Helmet or ‘Raptor’, as it’s better known today, is a very rare helmet style that was developed specifically for IndyCar and was only in use during a short two-year period.  In 1995, the IndyCar Series was at an all-time high in popularity when these helmets firstarrived on the scene in time...

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Stunning and rare Esteban Ocon helmet now available

French driver Esteban Ocon delivered one of the most consistent Formula One seasons in 2017, finishing as one of four drivers in the points for 18 of the 20 races. (The others were Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas — great company, to be sure.) This striking Jens Munser Designs helmet was to be used by Ocon in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but it was not delivered in time. Thus, it is available through Hall of Fame Collection...

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Mika Salo Collection

We are proud to announce the Mika Salo Collection is now available. Some fantastic items from Salo’s incredible career from his early Formula Ford days through his F3, F1, Sportscar and even V8 SuperCars. He is the only professional driver in history to have worn racing helmets from GPA, Lazer, Arai, Bell and Stilo. We have examples of almost all of those in the collection. His stints in F1 with Tyrell, BAR and Sauber are represented in the suit collection...

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F1 and INDYCAR drivers prefer helmets from Bell and Arai

It’s remarkable how much market domination helmet manufacturers Bell and Arai have in Formula 1 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Bell had 15 of the 33 drivers in this year’s Indianapolis 500 wearing their helmets and 11 of the F1 drivers. The two Bell models shown in Hall of Fame Collection’s latest video were worn by Fernando Alonso in this year’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval race.  The latest model is the HP-77 which is slightly heavier than last year’s model but offers...

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Race Worn Items From Yamaha MotoGp Legends

Yamaha ranks third among constructors in winning MotoGP season championships, and today Darren L. Jack showcases some of the race-worn memorabilia worn by the past three Yamaha factory race winners, including seven-time series champion Valentino Rossi, who won four titles for Yamaha. This Rossi helmet has been hand signed and is extremely rare because “The Doctor” has nearly every item he has worn in his personal collection. Check out this special item, along with other pieces from Yamaha champions, in...

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Rare Verstappen suit a 2020 model

This beautiful suit personally signed by Formula One star Max Verstappen will be a terrific addition to someone’s collection. The winner of the 70th anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone in August wore the suit in the season-opening race in Austria, a fact confirmed by Red Bull Racing. That race didn’t end well for Max, but he has nine podiums for the season. Of course, he also has nine career wins, keyed by the record-setting win in Barcelona in 2016 when...

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Signed, race-used items from Gasly, F1’s newest superstar

Pierre Gasly, the young Frenchman who recently turned Formula 1 on its head by capturing the Italian Grand Prix for the small Scuderia AlphaTauri team, is the focus of today’s Hall of Fame Collection offerings that are sure to highlight any collection. A race-worn and signed helmet, boots and gloves are available, and the helmet is particularly stellar. It’s a stunning, state-of-the-art Arai GP-7 that the 24-year-old rising star used for the opening two rounds of the 2020 season, both in...

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Race-used helmet from Robby Gordon’s rookie season in CART

Robby Gordon has been one of the most versatile drivers of his generation, winning a pair of CART races and three NASCAR Cup Series races, and with another gallon of fuel he might have won the 1999 Indianapolis 500. Today we feature one of Troy Lee Designs’ earliest paint jobs with this Simpson helmet from Gordon’s rookie season in CART in 1993. Gordon drove for A.J. Foyt’s team that season, finishing second at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and third in...

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