Women of Speed: Legacies in Motorsports
The IMRRC celebrated the contributions of women behind the wheel in motorsports in an exhibition mounted in conjunction with the centennial of American women’s suffrage in 2020. These portraits depict some of the women drivers, at all levels of racing, represented in the Center’s photographic collections who dared to compete in the male-dominated sport. See more.
National Speed Sport News Archives
The archives of National Speed Sport News, the nation’s leading motorsports newspaper, were donated to the International Motor Racing Research Center in August 2011. Since then, Center researchers have used the NSSN archives for almost every project, making the National Speed Sport News archives the Center’s “go-to” source. See more.
Associated Press Collection
The IMRRC’s Associated Press Collection is one of the first collections donated to the Center. It comprises 76 photographs, almost all black-and-white, taken across the United States and Europe between 1933 and 1973 by Associated Press/World Wide Photos photographers. See more.
Rob Alen Collection
Donated in December of 2020, the Rob Alen Collection contains 28 original posters from international races and automobile exhibitions dated from 2013 to 2020. Included in Alen’s collection are posters from races at Monaco, Mille Miglia and Le Mans, and exhibitions at Monaco, Paris and Geneva. See more.
Perry Bishop Collection
Perry Bishop of Scottsdale, AZ, donated a far-reaching collection in 2014. In addition to almost 200 images, the collection includes magazine articles, race programs and cover prints from multiple issues of SCCA’s Sportscar magazine. See more.
Mark Scarano Collection
Mark Scarano of Endicott, NY, donated a collection of postcards in 2013. Some carry inscriptions and postmarks. The subjects are generic and specific, including beach racing in the Ormond-Daytona races in Florida in 1908 and 1919. See more.
Werner Winter Collection
Werner Winter is a German publisher and former Automobil Club von Deutschland (AvD) official, long associated with Nurburgring and its successor venue for the German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring. He chose the IMRRC as the repository for his working papers. Winter’s collection of the Nurburgring magazine, dating from 1927 through his own tenure as publisher in the 1970’s, is stunning – comprised of 76 meticulously preserved individual issues of this prestigious periodical, famous for dramatic cover art, with lavish illustrations and photography accompanying its fine articles and written features. Together with pristine-condition race programs for nearly every race held at Nurburgring from May 1928 to August 1975, these beautifully designed and illustrated publications constitute what may be the most complete collection of Nurburgring printed materials extant. See more.