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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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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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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Many of MotoGP’s all-time champions with with Yamaha

Yamaha ranks third among constructors in winning MotoGP season championships — with 17 — and Hall of Fame Collection is fortunate to have race-worn items from the factory team’s past two season champions. A helmet worn by Valentino Rossi is among the rarest since “The Doctor” has almost everything he has ever worn in MotoGP in his personal collection. Rossi (on the right in the above photograph) won four titles for Yahama (2004, ’05, ’08 and ’09). Jorge Lorenzo is another of...

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Verstappen of the gold standard (and so is his suit)

By now everyone knows that Max Verstappen is one of the most impressive still-young drivers in Formula One, with nine race wins to his name. Verstappen, 23, became the youngest race winner in F1 history in 2016 when he won the Spanish Grand Prix, and he keeps knocking at the door for more wins. He started second at the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit already possessing nine podiums on the season. He finished sixth. (The photo in this blog is from his 2017...

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F1 returns to Imola this weekend in rare two-day event

Formula One returns to the Imola circuit this weekend for what is being called the inaugural Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. It’s difficult to believe it has been 14 years since F1 last staged the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, and what a star-studded podium that was in 2006. Michael Schumacher won his seventh race at the circuit – and sixth in eight years — with Fernando Alonso and Juan Pablo Montoya finishing second and third, respectively. Alonso had won the prior...

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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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Kimi Räikkönen race worn and limited edition replicas now available

As if becoming a Formula One World Champion isn’t prestigious enough, Kimi Raikkonen won the 2007 title driving for Scuderia Ferrari, one of nine such drivers (and the most recent) to win with the iconic team, making him an instant legend. Collectors know his helmets are highly sought after and are usually snapped up immediately. Raikkonen has had some of the coolest helmet designs, and these three helmets are consistent with that. The Bell HP7 used by Raikkonen in two events in the...

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