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: Benson Ford Research Center

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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Car #84, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, June 29 - July 4, 1998

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Car #84, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, June 29 - July 4, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.22

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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Car #84, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Pikes Peak, Colorado, June 29 - July 4, 1998

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Cars Rounding Turn, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, November 1, 1998

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Cars Rounding Turn, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, November 1, 1998

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.1

Credit

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

Location

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Cars Rounding Turn, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, November 1, 1998

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Dale Earnhardt, Car #3, Goodwrench Service 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 26, 1995

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Dale Earnhardt, Car #3, Goodwrench Service 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 26, 1995

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.21

Credit

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

Location

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Dale Earnhardt, Car #3, Goodwrench Service 500, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 26, 1995

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Eric Norris, Car #32, California 200, California Speedway, Fontana, California, May 1, 1999

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Eric Norris, Car #32, California 200, California Speedway, Fontana, California, May 1, 1999

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.18

Credit

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

Location

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Eric Norris, Car #32, California 200, California Speedway, Fontana, California, May 1, 1999

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Ernie Irvan's Pit Crew during Goodwrench Service 400, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 25, 1996

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Ernie Irvan's Pit Crew during Goodwrench Service 400, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 25, 1996

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.20

Credit

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

Location

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Ernie Irvan's Pit Crew during Goodwrench Service 400, North Carolina Motor Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina, February 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

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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 Indy Cars, Samsonite 200, Pikes Peak International Raceway, June 29, 1997

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Group of Four Indy Cars, Samsonite 200, Pikes Peak International Raceway, June 29, 1997

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.12

Credit

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

Location

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Group of Four Indy Cars, Samsonite 200, Pikes Peak International Raceway, June 29, 1997

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Jeff Gordon, California 500, Fontana, California, June 22, 1997

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Jeff Gordon, California 500, Fontana, California, June 22, 1997

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.19

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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Jeff Gordon, California 500, Fontana, California, June 22, 1997

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Mark Blundell, Jimmy Vasser, and Adrian Fernandez with Trophies, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, September 28, 1997

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Mark Blundell, Jimmy Vasser, and Adrian Fernandez with Trophies, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, September 28, 1997

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Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Object ID

2011.125.2

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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Mark Blundell, Jimmy Vasser, and Adrian Fernandez with Trophies, Marlboro 500, California Speedway, September 28, 1997

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