As we’ve mentioned on many occasions, there’s often a big disparity between the automotive subjects we’d like to cover on Ate Up With Motor and the images available for us to use. 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 subjects we do cover often depends directly on the photos to which we have access.
If you have photographs of any of the cars listed on this page that you would be willing to let us use in Ate Up With Motor articles — whether 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 important provisos to keep in mind:
- We cannot offer any compensation (monetary or other valuable consideration) for the use of your images.
- Please contact us before you attempt to send us any images, which will reduce the risk of your message ending up in our spam filter. If we say it’s okay for you to send your images, but the images are too big for email, we can arrange other ways for you to send them.
- We can only use images that you actually have the right to allow us 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 submit copies of material owned by others! Museum shots are also problematic unless the museum specifically authorizes the use of the photos on Ate Up With Motor.
- We do not guarantee we will use your images. We reserve the right to decline to use any images or to remove any images from the Ate Up With Motor website at any time, with or without notice.
- 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 low-quality cellphone 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 upfront. (If you don’t know or aren’t sure, don’t worry about it.)
THE CURRENT LIST
Below is a list of possible automotive histories we’ve been considering, but for which we don’t currently have enough images.
- 1961–1963 Pontiac Tempest and Le Mans – The peculiar “rope-drive” Senior Compact, with a rear transaxle and unusual curve driveshaft.
- 1970–1978 Triumph Stag – Triumph’s ill-fated V-8 sports car.
This list will be updated periodically, so you should check back regularly for changes.
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 above reflects our current priorities, but if we suddenly have access to great pictures of another rare, interesting, or unusual car, those priorities might change!