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10 Vintage Racing Images Showcasing the Past



Vintage racing photos are awesome and we wish we could have been around during a time of major motorsports growth in the early and late 1900s. Here is a random collection of some vintage race cars and events throughout the past that portrait a different time in history through the lens of an automotive photographer.

1967 Le Mans

1Source: Motorsports Golden Age

The start of the 1967 Le Mans race where Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt won in their Ford GT 40 Mk IV No. 1 Car.

Francoise Hardy


Francoise Hardy posing at during the film, Grand Prix in 1966

Porsche 917 in Action

3Source: becauseracecar

The Porsche 917 was a purpose built race car that achieved Porsche’s first overal win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and in 1970. From research there are 11 known variants of the 917.

Mexico Grand Prix 1968

Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Jo Siffert at the Mexico Grand Prix in 1968 going wheel-to-wheel.

Nelson Piquet in 1991 Shooting Sparks

5Source: Modern Vintage Racing Photos

1991, Piquet driving his Benetton B191 following a trail of sparks and creating his own spark show.

Ferrari Engine Ferrari 126C


Mechanics working on the Ferrari 126C turbo engine

1955, Hockenheim Test Session

7Source: Motorsports Golden Age

Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an engineer and driver for Mercedes-Benz in the 30s and 50s. Best known for his road legal version 300SLR race car. This is the transporter called “The Blue Wonder” which carried a W196

Mercedes Benz 300SLR Unskinned

8Source:Vintage Formula 1

In 1955, the internals of the Mercedes Benz 300SLR were photographed to show the complexity of a modern race machine

Monza in 1968

9Source: Autodiva

The first chicane pictured at Monza, Italy in 1968


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