W. Nicholls (Mohawk
With guest contributor Bob Holcomb (Glen Region SCCA Pit Marshal)!
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Last edited Saturday, February 20, 2021
Arranged somewhat chronologically….
In addition to scanning his own
collection of slides (not done yet),
For your enjoyment!
I'm pushing the limits of my GoDaddy webhosting account!
Al O is happy with his cookie and Coke at Road Atlanta.
to different years of Al Olmstead’s (
Some very good shots of us old-timers in our youth!
Hot links all have content now.
After a gap in photography, Al returns in - 1984 -
Only the hot links have content!
(This part of the project will go on hold after my 1987 photos are uploaded)
- 2001 - 2000 - 1999 – 1998 - 1997 - 1996 –
- 1995 - 1994 - 1993 – 1992 - 1991 - 1990 –
To be added at a later date include Silverstone British GP in early 1990’s
Continuation will require scanning of negatives which are, to say the least, disorganized.
I may not get to this task till next winter (or the one after that)!
Another project shared with Randy McKee and Greg Rickes is to scan the archives of our friend Joe Corbett.
So there’s no shortage of tasks!
It is now the winter of 2012 and I'm scanning my negatives from the 1980s. They are not in true order, sorted or labeled so have fun! 5000 and counting...
1990 Canadian GP, WSC, etc. Negatives 1990
1991 Canadian GP, Watkins Glen NASCAR + IROC, Lime Rock, etc. Negatives 1991a
Videos I took at the
SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta. These are .iso files
that you can play from your hard drive or burn a DVD. The files are 4GB for the
If you want to share these videos in any manner, credit to Clark W. Nicholls and this website must be given!
I suggest you "save target as" or "save link as" (depending on what browser you use) using right-click on the links and save the .iso file to your hard drive.
These files are not available for download now. If you would like copies, send me an email and I'll send you a link to my Google Files location. Contact info is at the bottom of this page.
Bob Holcomb from the Watkins Glen area contributes some great memories here
- Richard Welty has a great North American Motorsports page here -
Other memories we may or may not have ever had…
A very good site with old Lime Rock photos here (no longer works!)
A very good site with old IMSA photos here
Link to VSCCA page here
Race Program Covers project. I've provided a few here, can you fill in some blanks?
Our photos are making it into several sites. Check out:
Can you name this person? Quiz1
Use of these photos in any publication is free as long as photo
credit is given to R. Allen Olmstead for slides from Al’s collection (filenames
prefixed with rao)
and likewise credit to Clark W. Nicholls for slides (and videos) from his collection (filenames prefixed with cwn),
and likewise credit to Pete Watson for slides from his collection (filenames prefixed with pw),
If you need higher resolution jpg, let Clark know the file name and photo gallery (web address) it is in.
The Negatives galleries are all CWNicholls photos.
I should have a contest like how many jelly beans in the jar. How many slides in the closet? (I don’t know the answer and won’t be counting them). I have several thousand more from later years. Lots of F1, mostly boring. Hopefully I’ll get to them!
Here’s the workstation, scanner lower right:
Scans are being done with a HP Scanjet 4890 at 300dpi resolution.
This scanner scans 16 slides in one batch at user selected resolution with Hewlett Packard software.
I used 300dpi which makes a jpg file 500-700KB each slide. Not the best, but ok for now.
The PC is a dual core AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ 2.2GHz processor with 3GB RAM running Windows XP-Professional.
I’m building a new quad-core PC for Windows 7, so I have added another scanner to my toolbox, HP G4050
I've now updated to PCs
with AMD Phenom Quad 3.4GHz processors, 16GB of RAM
and Windows 10, which will run the scanning software.
Also I have a scanning station with an Intel Quad I5-3470 Core 3.2GHz processor with 16GB of RAM.
Link to TigerDirect where there is much more information on the G4050 here
I think the Epson V500 (below) is a worthy scanner too, but does fewer slides at once! Around $230
Photos at Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen Race Course, Montreal Grand Prix Formula One, British Grand Prix Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Bryar Motorsports Park, Thompson Raceway, Road Atlanta, MoSport, Riverside California, Laguna Seca, Detroit Grand Prix Formula One, Dallas Grand Prix, Formula One, Trans-Am, Miami Grand Prix, Sebring 12 Hours, Daytona International Speedway, Pocono International Speedway, Beaver Run Sports Car Course, Pittsburgh Grand Prix, Bridgehampton Raceway, St. Petersburgh, Moroso, Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens, Niagara Falls, Meadowlands, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and many other locations!
Runoffs, IMSA, SCCA, Grand-Am, CART,
Porsche, Corvette, Camaro, Lotus, Jaguar, Datsun, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Triumph, MG, Ford, Mustang, Bently, Rolls Royce, Cougar, Ferarri, Williams, McLaren, Renault, BMW, Noble, Skip Barber Driver School, Dodge, LED.
Donate to my efforts? Payments can be made to my Paypal account: CWNicholls@aol.com (this has actually happened!)