During the early years of Gilchrist's photographic career (1968 thru 1976) he photographed race cars professionally, working mostly in Ohio (Thompson Drag Raceway, Drag way 42, Norwalk, Quaker City, Lorain County Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, Cloverleaf Speedway, Etc.). During this period he made many thousands of black & white negatives which are still in perfect condition. These images are of famous and not so famous racing personalities, drag racing cars, sprint cars, late models, flat track bikes, hill climbers, and all kinds of off-roaders. Charles was published constantly and won several awards for this work but moved on to become a commercial studio and Fashion/Beauty Photographer.
And now (over 40 years later) we are presenting these terrific racing collectibles to the world. This site will be constantly updated as there are numerous outstanding racing related images in the Gilchrist negative files. It is a small piece of Drag Racing history. If you feel you have additional information regarding any of the cars, drivers, teams, etc., please email us and we will add your contribution to these histories.
Fine Art Prints on Fine Art paper are available.