With full access to the Auto-Archives collection of never published historic motor racing images, Coterie felt that the best way to share such an impressive array of motor history is by highlighting a special group of Peter Darley images and presenting them in a fantastic large format book ‘Pit & Paddock.’ No point of having a massive archive of motor history with an array of photos/magazines/books/race programs and more if no one gets to see and enjoy it.
Pit and Paddock is a 12x12inch large format, 256-page hard back book featuring over 200 images from the Auto-Archives library, all taken by Peter Darley in the 1960s and 70s. The selected images give the reader a behind the scenes insight at race meetings found at paddocks and pit areas throughout Europe. These unique never before seen images portray a world that is long gone.
Photographer Peter Darley along with his trusty Nikon became hooked on motor racing first by racing a Mini Cooper in the UK back in the 60s, and then by travelling to as many races as he could. Living near so many circuits, he photographed many great races, at many great circuits, and in doing so he visually chronicled an incredible golden period of motor sport in the 60s & 70s.