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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Leathers used in Marquez’s 2017 championship-winning part of unique and new MotoGP items

MotoGP stages its popular Spanish Grand Prix this weekend at the beautiful Jerez circuit in the southern part of the country, and that times well with many of the new MotoGP items Hall of Fame Collection has received in recent weeks. Fittingly, many of these new items come from some of Spain’s most popular riders, including Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez (pictured above) and Joan Mir. These riders have combined to win the past nine World Championships and 10 of...

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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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Get to know Sting Ray Robb now!

Yes, the driver’s first name is Sting Ray. Sting Ray Robb, the 19-year-old Idaho product, is named after a Scottish town where his ancestors lived — Stirlingshire — and his grandfather’s name, Ray. Put it together and it stands out. Robb also stands out on the racetrack, and he’s someone to get to know. He will enter the upcoming Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series on the fast track of the Road to Indy program. Robb won last year’s Indy Pro 2000...

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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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The Indy 500: Changing the Road for All

More than a century ago, Carl Fisher and three business partners purchased four 80-acre plots of farmland west of Indianapolis to build a proper proving ground for the emerging automobile industry. Today, we know their creation to be Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the test of man and machine they created is the Indianapolis 500, which will be held for the 105th time on May 30. So much of what we know today in automotive safety and innovation can be traced back...

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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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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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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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