Don’t be fooled: Collect authentic F1 driver boots

Race boot styles have changed over the years. Look back to the pre-1960s and drivers wore normal dress shoes before transitioning to more of a racing boot. But even those were leather. It wasn’t until the 1970s that drivers started using fireproof shoes. Then custom designs started becoming the norm and today we can showcase many of those styles here at Hall of Fame Collection. Starting with reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, we have just received in stock boots he wore...

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Marco Andretti wins with a roof over his head

Marco Andretti returned to victory lane over the past weekend, winning the Camping World SRX Series race at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin. It was his first victory in a car with fenders and a roof! The NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver (photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) held off 17-year-old local hotshot Luke Fenhaus to win at the quarter-mile paved track. The margin of victory was less than two-tenths of a second in a gree-white-checkered finish. “I know it’s not a popular...

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Items of F1 Champions Deliver for Collectors

Authentic items of Formula One drivers are among the most sought-after collectibles in motorsports, and the interest in items of World Champions is even higher. Hall of Fame Collection is proud to have assembled one of the finest collections of these items, representing legendary champions such as Mario Andretti, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, among others. Most items are personally signed by the champions and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hall of Fame Collection. The items are rare...

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Castroneves, 2021 Indy 500 worth celebrating

The 105th Indianapolis 500 demonstrated the magical power of these races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the unique manner in which mere mortals become motorsports legends. Helio Castroneves’ introduction to U.S. open-wheel racing came in a four-man tryout for Tasman Motorsports’ 1996 Indy Lights team, and the young Brazilian almost didn’t get the gig due to being sick. But Castroneves impressed well enough to get the ride alongside boyhood friend Tony Kanaan, then finished second to Kanaan in the 1997 championship,...

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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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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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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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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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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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