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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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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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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Nicky Hayden was America’s MotoGP star

Nicky Hayden will always be remembered as the MotoGP rider who dethroned the great Valentino Rossi. That monumental day occurred on Oct. 29, 2006 when Hayden capitalized on a Rossi mistake, ending Rossi’s five-year run as champion of motorcycle racing’s top division. Hayden finished third as Rossi valiantly tried to recover from an off to finish five points ahead of the Italian, giving the U.S. its first MotoGP champion since Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. No American has won MotoGP’s title...

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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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