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 e-mail 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, it would be great if you could let us know up front.
- If we use your images, we will ask you to fill out our Authorization for Use of Images form, which contains our legal terms and conditions (they can also be found in the “Use of User-Supplied Images” section of the Terms and Conditions). You should read through those terms before contacting us and let us know if you have any questions about either the terms or the form.
- Please contact us before you attempt to e-mail 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
- 1986–1991 Toyota Soarer Z20 – The popular JDM-only luxury sports coupe. We particularly need rear or rear three-quarter shots of the early (1986–1987) Z20.
- 1984–1994 Peugeot 205 and 205GTi – The much-loved French B-segment car and its hot hatch derivative.
- 1984–1999 Toyota MR2 – Toyota’s mid-engined sports coupe.
- 1985–1995 Honda/Acura Legend – The big Honda luxury sedan and coupe.
- 1986–1998 Rover 800 – The Legend’s British counterpart.
- 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.
- Lynx Eventer – The three-door shooting brake conversion of the Jaguar XJ-S.
- 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…