Mario Andretti in the Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing Lola. 

Mario led all 25 Laps and won $17000

From the Ron Nelson
collection of photography.

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After a four year stint in the Coast Guard
I returned to my Art Director job in Chicago. And after buying a MG-TD a few weeks later I attended my first race as a guest at Wilmot, Wisconsin. I photographed a lot of the Chicago Region drivers and ended up joining the SCCA. I then became a midwest photographer for Competition Press, and started shooting on the sidelines for the Chicago Bears in 1960 at Wrigley Field. I met Adrienne and we got married in 1962 and raised 5 great kids. I have self published 3 books. Pro Football at Wrigley Field, A Photo Pass to the Amazing 1960s and a children's book, Stella Stainless and Cybil Silver. After a visit to the Indy 500 vintage meet in 2016, Mike Lashmett and I founded the Vintage Indy Registry in 2017. the Vintage Indy brand now stages on track events for their members and has been a popular event at Indy Car races and other events. I sold my ownership to Mike in 2020 and now spend my time with my family and my many friends at Road America

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Here is an opportunity to own some classic images from the early days in racing. My inventory pages have big discounts. If you see an image on the Library page the pricing is the regular pricing I have had for years.
Visit each track page available photos on discount.
Feel free to contact me with any special requests.

contact - ron@elkhartlakesracingmuseum.com

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If you are interested in a mural sized image for your showroom or home garage,
click on the image on the left.
Ask for Doug Buchanan

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Pedro Rodriguez in the North American Racing Team Ferrari 330P4 0860 exiting Corner 12