June 22, 2024

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New Girardo Archive Offers 3 Million Historical Motorsport Images

Ayrton Senna behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4/8 during the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix

Girardo & Co., already a well-known vintage car dealer, is now offering gearheads the ultimate online rabbit hole — a searchable catalog of more than 3 million motorsport photos.

The Girardo & Co. Archive recently purchased Photo4, an Italian library of motorsport and automotive photos from 1980 through 2021.

Now, clients can log on, search for photos and purchase high-resolution electronic images. 

Many of the photos have never been published. The photos cover the last four decades of Formula 1 and other types of racing, including rallying. Other photos show sports and touring cars.

Here are some of the race series covered in the archive:

Formula 1

Le Mans

Formula E



World Rally Championships

World Endurance Championships

“Never has the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ been so meaningful, and, in addition to being another vital research-oriented string to our bow, the Girardo & Co. Archive will no doubt prove to be an invaluable resource tool for everyone, from collectors and historians to journalists and enthusiasts,” said a Girardo & Co. press release.

Log onto www.girardoarchive.com, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.