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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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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Fernando Alonso Indy 500 items now available

As Fernando Alonso recently made his third attempt to complete the Triple Crown of motorsports — victories in the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans — he realized it might be his last for quite a while now that he has signed with Renault for the next two Formula One seasons. That’s because conflicting series schedules will keep him from making another oval run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at least until 2023, and it’s anyone’s guess...

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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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Artwork inspired by legendary Imola battle signed by Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso had to overcome Michael Schumacher to become a Formula One champion, and this Simon Ward artwork illustrates a pivotal moment in the Spaniard’s career. Alonso held off Schumacher in this 2005 race at Imola as Schumacher was trying to remain in championship contention after three consecutive Renault victories to open the season. Alonso not only kept Schumi behind him, he went on to capture his third consecutive race victory in a season that produced seven wins and the series...

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Rare James Hunt helmet would be a showcase for any collector

One of the larger-than-life characters in Formula One history was James Hunt, the 1976 World Champion. Hunt wore this Bell Toptex helmet offered by Hall of Fame Collection in the early part of his career. The helmet has a 1962 Snell sticker and was used through the late 1960s and into the early 1970s when Hunt was competing in Formula 3 races. Around this time Hunt was invited to compete in some Group 2 Hillman Imp races, including a support race for...

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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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Jenson Button Race Worn Memorabilia Now In Stock

Jenson Button has a special place in the hearts of British racing fans, and today Darren L. Jack shares some terrific items worn by the 2009 Formula One World Champion. One of the items available is an original and rare Bell HP3 helmet worn by Button in 2010, his first season driving for the McLaren Mercedes team. The helmet, identified as No. 7, was confirmed by Button as being race-used during the German, Hungarian, Belgian and Spanish Grand Prix. The helmet...

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T-shirts inspired by Jim Clark’s helmet

Two-time Formula One World Champion Jim Clark’s helmet design was the inspiration for Hall of Fame Collection’s logo, which Darren L. Jack shows in today’s video. Clark’s iconic blue helmet became the centerpiece of the logo, which is now available on T-shirts that come in various sizes in both black and white. The logo is trimmed in a green winner’s wreath. These lightweight cotton T-shirts are perfect for summer wearing, and individuals seen wearing them at the track are eligible...

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