These aren’t art, but they do have historical interest. During the late 60s, I was employed by a guy named Tom Montgomery to take pictures of auto races, mostly at Laguna Seca. Actually, “employed” is too strong a word; I worked for nothing but the glory of it all. It wasn’t all one way. Tom supplied film and equipment. He had an amazing arsenal of exotic Nikon gear. His customer, and therefore mine, was a tabloid called Competition Press and AutoWeek. In a sense, it still exists today as a magazine. I had more than my share of front page pictures. Tom got the photo credit, but I kept track anyway.
The big US sports car events in those days were part of something called the Can Am series, which was notable in that it had hardly any restrictions. Cars were big and fast, and the drivers were some of the best of the era. If you’re still reading, you’re probably a fan, and you have some sense of what a privilege it was for me to have a small part in it.
Almost all the negatives and prints from that era have vanished, but I recently came upon a stack of mounted photographs, which I scanned and have posted here. I also discovered the four rolls of negatives (about a quarter of what I usually shot on a race weekend) of the 1968 USRRC at Laguna Seca. Those images are here, too.