Formula 2

Motor Racing Photo Archive

Welcome to my Motor Racing Photo Archive.

What is your favourite motor racing period?

Every motor racing enthusiast has their favourite period. It might be pre-war, the 1950’s, the turbo era or the millennium years. As far as I am concerned I am fascinated by them all. The first event I remember attending was at Oulton Park in 1959 for the annual Gold Cup meeting and I have been going to races, on and off, ever since.

I started using a fairly basic secondhand camera in the 1960’s which encouraged me to progress to a something better and more recently to encompass digital, however, all of the photos included here are from 35mm film.

The benefit of attending race meetings up until the 1990’s was access to pretty much all areas, something that a spectator today would find impossible. Catch fencing was rarely seen and today some of he safely features would be frowned upon. This did have the advantage that spectators could have unhindered views for photographing and meeting their heroes.

Until quite recently cars would be very distinct from one another. A Tyrrell is visually very different to a Ferrari 312 or a March 701. Whilst a Porsche 917 cannot be mistaken for a Ferrari 512.

Photo Gallery

 The purpose of this website is to share some of the thousands of images that I have taken over the decades.

Please access the Photo Gallery on this website which may bring back memories or an interest in seeing some long forgotten car or driver. The Photo Gallery is divided into several categories – F1, F2, F5000 and F3000, Sportscars and Touring cars. There is also a section for grassroots club and historic racing . Some of the images are available for purchase if required.

I will add new photos on a regular basis so I hope you enjoy having a browse and thank you for viewing.

Chris Beach