Help Kickstart a Book of Never Before Published Racing Photography

You already know that I love these kinds of projects that highlight amateur and unpublished photography documenting our favorite eras in motorsport. From just the few initial shots shared on the Kickstarter project page the MotorBinder project already looks fantastic.

Even just a few years ago, this kind of project would have been impossible and these photos would have remained on a shelf in their tattered binder. If project organizer Roy Spencer were particularly resourceful, he might have shopped the idea to a motoring publisher or two. Chances are stronger, however, that these photos would have remained unpublished. We might never have been able to see greater insight into the growth in American road racing in the 50s and 60s with images from Torrey Pines, Paramount Ranch, Laguna Seca, Riverside and others. What’s more, the team plan to archive and make these photos available to other projects in the future, even those that don’t make it into the final art book.

As is customary with Kickstarter projects, there are a variety of rewards for backers at varying levels, and these are marvelous. The large format prints available to backers are worth it on their own, that you also get the book makes this one a no brainer.

More information on the Kickstarter page.

Update: with several days to go, MotorBinder has been successfully funded!

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  1. Albert E. Heiles

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  3. Brian

    Great concept. I’m a huge fan of classic cars and classic motorsports so I’m definitely getting behind this.

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  5. Ronald Sieber

    This is a great idea to follow as a continuing story. Please keep us all posted!

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