Starting with the Winter Marathon Rally in January and ending with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, Sports Car Digest covered a diverse range of historic car races and rallies in 2018. Our award-winning team of photographers took tens of thousands of pictures, spending hours post-event analyzing and choosing the best ones in an effort to wow our readers. To celebrate the effect that these photographs have on us as well as the dozens of talented photographers who capture them, we have once again narrowed it down to the 50 best vintage racing pictures of the year.
Identifying the top 50 certainly wasn’t a walk in the park, as the shots worthy of high praise number not in the dozens but in the many hundreds. The list is done, however, and similar to our Best of 2009, Best of 2010, Best of 2011, Best of 2012, Best of 2013, Best of 2014, Best of 2015, Best of 2016 and Best of 2017 contests, we are asking for your assistance picking the best vintage car racing photo from 2018.
Previous Best Vintage Car Racing Photo Winners
Simply vote by leaving a comment below indicating which photo is your favorite image. If you feel that we’ve overlooked a particular picture, please nominate a candidate by linking to the picture in your comment. We will announce the winner in the January 31st edition of our newsletter and in the comment section.
We will randomly choose THREE winners from the comments to receive a SCD T-Shirt and sticker combo, so be sure to include your email address in the comment form so we can reach you. In order to win, you must also be a subscriber to Sports Car Digest, so sign up for our free newsletter if you haven’t already.
We hope you enjoy the top 50 best pictures of 2018, sorted by the date taken.
1/30/18 Update: Readers chose Victor Varela’s outstanding capture of Peter Giddings drifting his Alfa Romeo Monza as our best vintage car racing photo of 2018.
After a battle with cancer, Giddings crossed the finish line for the final time in early January. The ever-gracious gentleman racer has long been a fan favorite at vintage events around the globe. As Victor’s photo expertly illustrates, Giddings shared his fantastic collection of pre- and post-war race cars in the best way — driving them as they were meant to be driven. Always with a kind word or keen insight, he was one of the all-time good guys and his enthusiasm around the paddock will be sorely missed. For more on Peter, please visit PeterGiddings.com.
The second favorite image of 2018 as chosen by readers was Gerard Brown’s timely photo of the 1926 Bentley getting wet on the Flying Scotsman, followed by Pierpaolo Romano’s photo of the crossed-up Triumph at the Winter Marathon Rally.
As always, thanks for all the thoughtful comments and votes. They were as fun to read as looking at the pictures.
Best Vintage Car Racing Photo of 2018
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