Verstappen, Leclerc clear threats to Hamilton’s reign

The “younger” drivers have certainly emerged as legitimate championship contenders as Formula One prepares for next week’s French Grand Prix. As summer begins to take hold, Max Verstappen (23 years old) stands as a real threat to derail Lewis Hamilton’s bid for five consecutive world championships. Verstappen holds a four-point lead over Hamilton, 105-101. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc (also 23) has put himself in the “Big Three” category, having won the past two pole positions at Monaco and Baku. The Scuderia Ferrari driver...

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Bourdais, Dixon, Grosjean offer items for charity auction

Four-time Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais, who will start his ninth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is well known for his charitable work, particularly with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in his U.S. hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. Bourdais and some of his fellow NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers are utilizing the excitement of the 105th Running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” to support All Children’s Hospital through a charity auction. For years, Bourdais has...

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F1 Driver Helmets: The Ultimate Prize

The ultimate prize for a collector of authentic and race-used Formula One merchandise are the helmets of the drivers. These one-of-a-kind helmets are usually designed to the individual tastes of the drivers, which makes them even more special. Finding one, much less obtaining one, can be extremely difficult since drivers receive only so many per season and many of them are kept or contracted to give to team owners or sponsors. Drivers also trade helmets with each other so very few remain. Outside...

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Celebrate Mario Andretti’s career by owning a 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Hall of Fame Collection has recently been enjoying the celebration of Ron Burton’s 50 years of artist contributions to racing, and the sale continues with many of Burton’s rare items available at 50 percent off when using the code RONBURTON50 at checkout. Speaking of 50 years, it wasn’t that long ago that we honored the legendary Mario Andretti for the golden anniversary of his 1969 Indianapolis 500 victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it won’t be long before it has been 50 years...

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Celebrating over 50 years of Racing with Ron Burton

For years, reknowned artist Ron Burton was one of the most connected individuals in motorsports, and during his 50-year heyday he created spectacular original artwork of IndyCar, NASCAR, NHRA and Formula 1 drivers, races and signature moments. Burton began painting in the 1960s, and he once wrote that he “loved, lived and painted auto racing and auto racing art in the shadows of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.” Many of Burton’s paintings and trophy designs are enshrined in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

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Items of F1 champions (past, present and maybe future) make outstanding collectibles

Collecting race-worn items from Formula One World Champions has become a real trend over the past few years. Hall of Fame Collection has been proud to offer so many fantastic original used items from many of the champions past and present. Recent additions offered include a helmet of 1958 champion Mike Hawthorn, who became the third driver to win a World Championship in a Ferrari. This helmet is particularly rare because drivers in that era of the sport didn’t use many...

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Hamilton again in 2021? No reason to think otherwise

As the 2021 Formula One season starts, there is no reason to believe Lewis Hamilton won’t be the driver to beat, even as Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen seem to be in the hunt for their first title. 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...

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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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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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