• Apr 10, 2013
Around the Autoblog office, we know Dick Kelley from his days on the public relations teams for Toyota and Mitsubishi, but more recently, he's been showing us a little of his past. Before working the PR machine, Kelley had a photography career that spanned three decades from the early '70s to the late '90s – the first half of which was spent documenting Formula One races on film.

Other than a display at the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Kelley says his images are "never-before seen," but that has all changed with a new website showing a vast number of timeless, emotional shots mostly of drivers. Motorsports photography is hard enough just when you're trying capture the cars, but catching the drivers and/or teams in candid images is an art form – and almost unseen these days.

Head over to his website or Facebook page to check out a selection of images including the 1978 shot of Gilles Villeneuve winning in Canada shown above as well as other shots of racing greats like Emerson Fittipaldi, Bobby Rahal, Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell.


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      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are you there Bernie? This is what majority of the fans call "cool" racecars.
      Smartalox
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fantastic shots. Number 25 in the portfolio is my favorite, they saved the best for last.
      spinftwin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great pictures, and good captions as well explaining the significance of the moment and people. Seeing shots of the \"real\" Lauda and James Hunt makes me even more excited for the Rush movie!
      Shahul X
      • 1 Year Ago
      nice, then add in the new movie "RUSH" and its a classic F1 bonanza! great pics
      RB Photography
      • 1 Year Ago
      https://www.facebook.com/rbphotoz