Photos Wanted

As we’ve mentioned on many occasions, there’s often a big disparity between the subjects we’d like to cover on Ate Up With Motor and the images available to us. While we’ve done some articles for which we had no photos in our own archives, it’s substantially more difficult (and considerably more time-consuming), so what stories we do depends directly on the photos to which we have access. This page will list cars for which we’re actively looking for images.

If you have photographs of any of the cars below that you would be willing to let us use — either pictures of your own car or shots you’ve taken at car shows or in the wild — we’d love to hear about it, either via email or through the site contact form.

A few provisos to keep in mind:

  • We can only use images that you actually own and have the right to use, which generally means photos that you took yourself. We CANNOT use photos from someone else’s auction, old press images, or scans from books or magazines — please don’t send us copies of copyrighted materials owned by others! Museum shots are also problematic unless the museum specifically authorizes the use of the photos on Ate Up With Motor.
  • For obvious reasons, we prefer shots that are in focus, not cut off, that don’t have bystanders or other obstructions obscuring the actual car, and in which the car’s hood and decklid are closed (except, obviously, for engine shots). This tends to make cell phone pictures and photos shot indoors problematic.
  • If the car is a replica or if you know it’s been modified in some significant way (e.g., if the owner has added non-stock accessories), it would be great if you could let us know up front.
  • Photos you submit are subject to the legal terms and conditions in the “Use of User-Supplied Images” section of the Terms and Conditions. You should read through these terms before contacting us. If we use your images, we will ask you to fill out our Authorization for Use of Images form. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions about either the terms or the form. (Please note that if you choose to make your images available under a Creative Commons or other similar license, which you are in no way obliged to do, you may elect to have us use your images under that license rather than the terms listed at the link above. In that case, you should NOT fill out the form and the terms of the applicable license will apply instead of the ones linked above.)
  • Please contact us before you attempt to email us any images, which will reduce the risk of your message ending up in our spam filter.

If you have images of a car you think would be of interest that’s not on this list, feel free to contact us anyway. The list below reflects our current priorities, but if we suddenly have access to great pictures of another rare, interesting, or unusual car, those priorities may change in a hurry!

THE CURRENT LIST

  • 1971–1977 Toyota Celica (A20/A35) – The first Japanese “pony car.” We’re interested both in U.S. cars and particularly in non-U.S. models, such as the early GT/1600GT and GTV or the short-wheelbase Liftbacks.
  • 1984–1994 Peugeot 205 and 205GTi – The much-loved French B-segment car and its hot hatch derivative.
  • 1989–1990 Honda Legend KA5 (JDM) – The rare facelifted, narrow-body Japanese-market Legend sedan, offered with an unusual turbocharged 2-liter engine.
  • 1984–1999 Toyota MR2 – Toyota’s mid-engine sports coupe.
  • 1963–1976 Lancia Fulvia Berlina and Coupe – Lancia’s small FWD car, particularly the HF, Rallye, and Zagato versions.
  • 1959–1973 Rover 3-Litre and 3½-Litre (P5) – Ultra-conservative British sedan and coupe, preferred ministerial transport for many years, later fitted with an ex-Buick aluminum V-8.
  • 1949 Ford – Any non-commercial body style (i.e., sedans, coupes, and convertibles, rather than wagons or panel trucks) — ideally in reasonably original condition, not rodded beyond recognition. Some 1950 and 1951 Fords would be nice, too.
  • 1952–1955 Lincolns – Big American luxury cars that dominated the Carrera Panamericana road race in the early fifties.
  • 1963–1971 Porsche 911 and 912 – The early chrome-bumper examples of the ubiquitous rear-engined sports car.
  • 1970–1978 Triumph Stag – Triumph’s ill-fated V8 sports car.
  • 1982–1982 Mitsubishi Starion – The turbocharged Mitsubishi sports coupe. I could also use photos of the related Dodge Conquest.
  • 1924–1933 Chrysler Imperials (E-80, L-80, CG, CH, and CL) – Chrysler’s earliest stabs at the luxury market. Photos of other pre-Airflow Chryslers would also be most welcome.

This list will be updated periodically, so you should check back regularly for changes.

To be continued…

Updated: September 16, 2016 — 7:10 pm

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  1. Hey Man:

    It’s longroofian from Hooniverse, but I guess there is only one of me around!

    Anyway, I have posted a few images of some 300 letters I have seen mostly at car shows over the past couple of years. They are on one of my personal blogs that I use to posts images not really worthy of flickr.

    The first image is one I spotted in a fenced lot down in Orlando with a bunch of other period Mopars but it was the only letter car there.

    I’m pretty sure the other black one is the same car at different shows.

    Anyway, I hope these are useful to you.

    All the best,

    John

    http://longrooffan-forposting.blogspot.com/2011/05/mopar-300-letter-cars.html

  2. Hi Aaron,

    I found a couple of photos for you – 1800E and a pair of 1800ES' plus a 300F. No luck on the Lincolns though, bracketed those years with a '51 and a '56!

    John

    1. Thanks! I’ll check it out.

  3. I took some photos for you at the Sully Plantation car show in Chantilly, Va., today. Two Chryslers: A ’32 and a slightly older one that wasn’t lableled with a year.

    The show was lousy with ’51 Fords, so there are a bunch of pictures of those. There also was a single ’49 Ford wagon.

    Uploaded with Creative Commons permissions to reuse:

    https://picasaweb.google.com/115160735218322720023/SullyFatherSDayCarShowJun192011?feat=directlink

  4. I have some photos of a 1954 Lincoln hardtop coupe for sale at the Spring Carlisle Show…I can forward them to the site if you are interested. I have read the Terms and Conditions form, but have not completed it yet (as it says to contact this site first).

    1. Go ahead and send me a note via the contact form — thanks!

  5. Good luck with finding photos of a Typhoon.It is forty years since I lived full-time in England, but I can’t remember seeing one on the road in more than fifty years. The website “How Many Left” doesn’t show any Armstrong Siddeley cars currently registered to be used on the road, so any survivors are no-doubt tucked away out of sight.

    1. It is admittedly a long shot, but it’s worth a shot…

  6. You’ve already used my picture of an original Continental in your article on the 61-63 Lincoln. In the same set, I have pictures of a ’31 Imperial, ’53 Kaiser Darrin, and a ’57 300-C. You’re more than welcome to use them.

    1. Thanks, David — I will check those out!

  7. Here is a ’49 Ford

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/3735250753/

    I have a few of a Canadian only 1951 Meteor as well

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/3542927181/

    I do have some Airflow ones but they aren’t great

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/tags/airflow/

    A few P1800s as well

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveseven/tags/p1800/

    You are welcome to make use of these or any other ones I have.

    1. Thanks, Dave — this is a big help.

  8. Here are some pics I took a few years ago of Zephyr convertible. My front shots did not come out well so none of those, sorry. All are mine and you are welcome to use them with a link to the original.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/improbcat/1289492459/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/improbcat/1289491833/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/improbcat/1289493441/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/improbcat/1289489411/

  9. It looked like the format I sent these links before, may require cut and paste to view. I am trying it this way, hoping that just clicking the link will go directly to image. The images roughly correspond to the request list visible on June 16, 2015

    49 Ford:
    https://flic.kr/p/9KjAda
    https://flic.kr/p/9KjAL4

    51 Crestliner:
    https://flic.kr/p/eVAVnL

    54 Lincoln:
    https://flic.kr/p/cUdauA

    55 Lincoln:
    https://flic.kr/p/nnaEMr
    https://flic.kr/p/cZg3d5

    Porsche:
    https://flic.kr/p/cQe65u
    https://flic.kr/p/cQe5bE

    Conquest:
    https://flic.kr/p/9FPbt3

    Imperial:
    https://flic.kr/p/umpQP5
    https://flic.kr/p/feZqn9
    https://flic.kr/p/feM8ab
    https://flic.kr/p/9XTVyC

    Chrysler
    https://flic.kr/p/eC8jMB
    https://flic.kr/p/ukViWE

  10. Great site: I have the following Corvair images:

    1961 Corvair station wagon (I took at the Mecum Auction) a couple of years back.

    1968 Corsa convertible (4-speed) in nice condition.

    Many other cars…

    I can send these with the proviso you give me photo credit.

    John Bellah

    1. John,

      I redacted your mailing address — my immediate reaction when folks post personal info is to say, “Eek, are you sure you want to do that?” Obviously, a P.O. Box is less sensitive than a cellphone number, but I figure we all get enough junk mail!

      I’m not really looking for additional Corvair photos, although I might be tempted regarding the station wagon, since I realize I mentioned but didn’t actually picture the wagon in the article. Let me think about that.

      Thanks!

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