Motor Racing Photo Archive

Welcome to my Motor Racing Photo Archive.

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 some of he safely features seen back then would be frowned upon now. 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.

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 . All images displayed are available to purchase as prints . I hold the negatives and digital files for these and so they are subject to copyright. The photo gallery will be refreshed with additional images being added on a regular basis so do please keep checking.

A Word About Ordering Prints

Photographic prints are available to purchase in various sizes to cater for standard size frames. They will be cropped according to the image, with best fit for the size of print. The prints are not borderless, there being a narrow white border so as to aid any framing. Note that the copyright watermark imprint does not appear on any prints ordered. Please allow 2 days for dispatch. All images are copyright and for private single use only. For any commercial use please make contact at – .

Thank you for viewing -Chris Beach