John Clark Racing Photographs

Biographical / Historical Note

For over 20 years, John Clark combined his personal passion for all things speed-related with a professional career. Starting with casual photographs of APBA powerboat racing, Clark refocused his efforts on automobile racing. Clark covered a variety of racing series including NASCAR, CART, IRL, SCORE off-road truck racing, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and NHRA drag racing, with many of his images published in national and regional racing and automotive magazines.


Scope and Content Note

The John Clark racing photographs consist of 35mm color slides, photographic prints, and negatives covering an array of races including motocross motorcycles, off-road trucks, Indy cars, and various levels of stock car racing including Busch Grand National series, Craftsman Truck series, and Winston Cup series. Most of the races took place in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, and Nevada with additional races held in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Collection Details

Object ID: 2011.125.0
Creator: Clark, John G. (Photographer) 
Inclusive Dates: 1994-2000
Size: 12.4 cubic ft.
Language: English

Collection Access & Use

Item Location: Not Currently On Exhibit

Access Restrictions: The photographs are open for research.

Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

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"Second Turn Scramble," Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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"Second Turn Scramble," Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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"Second Turn Scramble," Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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Ryan Hughes in Mid-Air, Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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Ryan Hughes in Mid-Air, Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Ryan Hughes in Mid-Air, Steel City MX, Delmont, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1998

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Trucks Rounding Turn, Goodwrench Service Plus/AC Delco 300, Phoenix International Raceway, October 24, 1998

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Trucks Rounding Turn, Goodwrench Service Plus/AC Delco 300, Phoenix International Raceway, October 24, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Trucks Rounding Turn, Goodwrench Service Plus/AC Delco 300, Phoenix International Raceway, October 24, 1998

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Off-Road Truck Mid-Air during Race, Laughlin, Nevada, October 4-8, 1996

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Off-Road Truck Mid-Air during Race, Laughlin, Nevada, October 4-8, 1996

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.15

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Off-Road Truck Mid-Air during Race, Laughlin, Nevada, October 4-8, 1996

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Rod Millen at Finish Line, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, July 4, 1997

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Rod Millen at Finish Line, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, July 4, 1997

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Date Made

1997

Summary

First held in 1915, Colorado's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is known as the "Race to the Clouds." Cars climb 4,270 feet over the 12.42-mile race course. Drivers negotiate 156 turns along the twisting mountain route. Few of those turns are protected by guardrails, and some border drop-offs in excess of 1,000 feet.

Object ID

2011.125.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Rod Millen at Finish Line, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, July 4, 1997

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Mike Wallace, Chevy Trucks Challenge, Walt Disney World Speedway, January 18, 1998

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Mike Wallace, Chevy Trucks Challenge, Walt Disney World Speedway, January 18, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Mike Wallace, Chevy Trucks Challenge, Walt Disney World Speedway, January 18, 1998

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Truck Interior, Tucson Raceway Park, May 25, 1996

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Truck Interior, Tucson Raceway Park, May 25, 1996

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

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Truck Interior, Tucson Raceway Park, May 25, 1996

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Group of Four Craftsman Trucks, Dodge California 250, Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, California, March 26, 2000

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Group of Four Craftsman Trucks, Dodge California 250, Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, California, March 26, 2000

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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Group of Four Craftsman Trucks, Dodge California 250, Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, California, March 26, 2000

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Scott Sharp, Car #8, Leads Pack during Dura-Lube 200, Phoenix International Raceway, March 22, 1998

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Scott Sharp, Car #8, Leads Pack during Dura-Lube 200, Phoenix International Raceway, March 22, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Photographs Gift of John G. Clark.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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Scott Sharp, Car #8, Leads Pack during Dura-Lube 200, Phoenix International Raceway, March 22, 1998

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