Ron Burton’s talent is certainly a work of art

Ron Burton and his art are synonymous with motorsports on canvas, particularly in the haunts around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For years he painted or drew some of the most beautiful cars and scenes of the sport, and his story as an artist, mechanic and Indianapolis mainstay was told in this Carl Hungess writing in the 1981 Indianapolis 500 Yearbook. Burton’s original work can be found in many places, and Hall of Fame Collection has much of it to offer. Check this...

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Behind the Visor – The story of Darren L. Jack’s personal collection

Motorsports and collecting are two passions many people share worldwide. When you combine the two and throw in the personality of someone like Hall of Fame Collection owner Darren L. Jack, you have a recipe for something extraordinary. Since the day he learned to walk Darren has had an abiding passion for both, extensively studying the finer details of all Motorsport history as well as collecting its memorabilia.  Today Darren invites us into his home to show us his personal collection,...

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Rare Ronnie Peterson helmet part of Swedish offerings

Swedish racing legend Ronnie Peterson survived a 1969 Formula 3 crash wearing a Bell Star Toptex helmet that Darren L. Jack discusses today in this Hall of Fame Collection video.   This incredibly rare and historic helmet was Peterson’s first closed-face helmet, worn in the latter part of the season after changing from wearing an open-faced version. As the reigning Formula 3 champion Peterson had already secured his second series title by winning 15 of the 19 races when he crashed at...

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Dan Wheldon’s First IndyCar Helmet

One of the drivers we like to build a collection around is 2-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon. The British driver had success in the karting and the junior formula ranks racing against the likes of Jenson Button, Anthony Davidson and Justin Wilson. He made the move Stateside and made it to the IndyCar Series with 2 races at the end of 2002 before signing with the Andretti team for the 2003 season. He would then go on to become...

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Tommy Byrne and Scott Harrington Talking Racing and Helmet Designs at Mid-Ohio During The IndyCar Honda 200

Darren L. Jack recently sat down with famed ex-racing driver Tommy Byrne and former IndyCar Rookie of the year Scott Harrington. The setting was the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, a track close to both of their hearts to talk about helmet designs, Tommy’s movie and reliving the fascinating career of Tommy Byrne. Tommy’s Book and DVD are available for purchase here: https://www.crashorbyrne.com/the-book

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“Behind The Visor” By Darren L. Jack – Teaser – Michael Schumacher’s Benetton Rear Wheel

Here’s the first video of our short series “Behind the Visor” by Darren L. Jack. At just 12 years old some say this is how the collection started with Michael Schumacher’s Benetton rear wheel. Even though our founder Darren Jack says he was a veteran at that point, he tells the story of how this item from Schumacher’s first GP victory weekend came into the collection. Stay tuned in the coming months for more short stories of “Behind the Visor” as...

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