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RETRO Motor-Racing Nostalgia.


The intention here is to provide a repository of photographs covering the 20-year period from 1950 to 1970, the years that saw the greatest changes take place in Formula One in particular and motor-racing in general.
Naturally we are constrained by server space and also the fact that this is a labour of love and not a career. Therefore the site will be almost permanently "under construction", so if you haven't visited for a while please ensure that you refresh your browser cache.

The bulk of the images have been sourced from period magazines, such as Motor Sport, Racing Car News, Grand Prix International, Car & Driver, Road & Track, Wheels, Modern Motor, Sports Car World, etc.  Some photographs come from private sources and specialist publications and, where possible, full acknowledgement is given.


Feedback, comments and enquiries should be directed to retro@big.business.8m.com


The repository is divided into the following groups, with sub-groups as described below.

1950 to 1960 (start of World Championship through 2.5 litre period).
1.5 litre period, 1961 to 1965.
3.0 litre period, 1966 and 1967 (pre-wings, pre-advertising).
3.0 litre period, 1968 to 1970 (introduction of wings and advertising).


Can-Am (original series).
World Championship for Sports/Prototype cars, 1950s through 1960s.



Up to and including 1960 (the "Roadster" era)
From 1961.
(when the first "funny little English car" set the cat amongst the pigeons)


Anything not included in the above categories, including posters, artworks and models.


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