You never know where interesting collections of rare photos will turn up. While cruising through the Desert Centre Triumph Register of America’s web site, we stumbled across this fascinating treasure trove of over 1,500 photographs taken in the early 1960s.
Subject matter spans everything from local SCCA road races to autocrosses, gymkhanas and even major events like the 12 Hours of Sebring. While the shots from Sebring in 1963 are fantastic, the real jewels here are galleries of photos from much less well-known venues like Stuttgart (Arkansas), Courtland, Shreveport and West Palm Beach. Combine these with shots from local autocrosses and even a go-kart race, and you get a surprisingly interesting and unique look into American grassroots road racing in the early ’60s.