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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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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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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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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