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Alfa Romeo P3 at Pebble Beach

Alfa Romeo was featured at the 1985 Monterey Historic Automobile Races (MHAR) held at Laguna Seca. My intention was to spend the weekend at the track photographing the historic cars, but when I arrived on Thursday I read that all 6 Bugatti Royales would be displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday. I decided to spend Sunday morning at the concours to see the Bugattis. As Alfa Romeo was the MHAR featured marque, a select group of Alfas were selected for display at Pebble Beach.  I arrived early and while walking to the Pebble Beach Lodge I cut though the old polo fields. The Alfa Romeo P3 was sitting at the edge of the polo fields. The setting without...

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The Way It Was - Spa Francorchamps Circa 1973

The evening before the 1973 running of the Spa 1000km race, Scuderia Ferrari had its two 312PB prototypes in the pit lane. The day’s track activities had ended and the public roads of the Spa Francorchamps circuit had been reopened. Belgian driver Jacky Ickx watched as the engineers and mechanics made changes to the cars. With the pit lane preparations complete, it was time to take the cars back to the team’s garage. A day earlier Ickx had qualified the 312PB on pole position with a 163.679 mph lap on the 8.761 mile circuit. Le Mans ran 24 hours and Nürburgring Nordschleife was more challenging. But for the Grand European tradition of high-speed racing on public roads, Circuit National de...

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Time to Start Our Engines

Bill Wagenblatt Photography has been years in the making and after much discussion and prodding along by my business partner Elliot Wagenblatt, he doubles as my son, were open. I’ve been photographing motor racing for close to 5 decades. For many years my focus has been the west coast historic racing scene. My archive numbers in the 100,000s of slides, black & white and color negative and most recently digital files. We also run Historic Motor Prints that focuses on the current historic races. There are 3 categories to the site, Contemporary Racing includes images from back-in-the day racing, From Watkins Glen to Monaco and much more. Historic Racing contains the images from the historic racing scene. Images will range...

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