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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Hamilton again in 2021? No reason to think otherwise

As the start of a new Formula One season approaches, there is no reason to believe Lewis Hamilton won’t be the driver to beat, even as Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas lurks. 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 title-winning years, including 11 three years running. With Hamilton missing last season’s...

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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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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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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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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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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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