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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“Behind The Visor” By Darren L. Jack – Teaser – 1973 Mark Donohue Team Penske Helmet

With the recent news of Roger Penske’s organization purchasing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR, here’s another teaser from our short series “Behind the Visor” by Darren L. Jack. This time featuring Mark Donohue’s Helmet. Donohue was the first driver to bring Team Penske a victory at the Indianapolis 500. Josh Rikkerink • Still & Motion Images www.joshrikkerink.com

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Paul Tracy’s Very First Helmet Design From 1984

Some helmet designs are timeless. It doesn’t matter how old the helmet is, the design will always remain cool. Paul Tracy’s first painted Karting helmet is certainly one of those. Darren Jack sat down recently with Paul Tracy to look at the unique history behind this helmet and some of the other helmets from the Canadian Motorsport Legend’s career.

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We Visit Jimmy Vasser At The Toronto Indy To Deliver His Race Worn 1992 IndyCar Helmet

The Hall of Fame Collection team was at the Honda Indy in Toronto this past weekend and we paid a visit to Jimmy Vasser’s motorhome to hand deliver his race worn 1992 rookie season IndyCar Helmet. This helmet was used during his Atlantic series career and first season competing in the 1992 PPG CART IndyCar Championship. Vasser made his CART debut while driving for Hayhoe-Cole Racing Team in 1992 and qualified for the Indianapolis 500, setting a record (at the time) for...

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Mario Andretti’s 1966 Bell helmet returns to Bell Racing USA for the first time in over 50 years.

  We visited the Bell Racing USA headquarters in Speedway, Indiana to show Bell executives, Chris & Packy Wheeler, Mario Andretti’s very first Bell Toptex Helmet. This original Snell 1962 Bell helmet was used during during Mario Andretti’s seCond USAC National IndyCar Championship in 1966 and appeared in many events such as the Indy 500, the Hoosier 100 as well as the Sebring 12 hours during the 1966 season. Mario Andretti would become Indycar champion for the second time in 1966 using...

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