From Trash to Treasure -- Photographic Auto Racing Archive Rescued From Obscurity

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An auto racing archive of over one million never before seen images of motorsport legends such as A J Foyt, Dan Gurney, Dale Earnhardt, Mario Andretti, Unser's and Jim Clark is now available online at Artemis Images - http://www.artemisimages.com .

From the dark confines of an obscure storage shed in the heartland of America, a collection of over one million never before seen images of motorsport legends were retrieved and archived for the preservation of worldwide fans for generations to come. Artemis Images has contracted with the Golub family to preserve and make public a historic photo archive of motor racing greats such as A J Foyt, Dan Gurney, Dale Earnhardt, Mario Andretti, Shirley Muldowney and Jochen Rindt.

(see http://www.artemisimages.com/gallery.aspx?tabid=1&photomode=2&categoryid=4985 )

Secretly stored and almost forgotten in a small Kansas town, Ray Golub had amassed a phenomenal collection of high quality photographs spanning almost 3 decades as he traveled the country in pursuit of his passion for auto racing and photography.

"Ray's images are spectacular! Not only was he a prolific shooter, but the quality of his images are absolutely unmatched by any collection I have ever seen," said Christine Nazarenus, President - Artemis Images. "He captured many of the greats such as Earnhardt, Unser’s, Andretti’s, Foyt, Gurney and Rindt. And many of the images were taken at race tracks that don't even exist anymore."

Mr. Golub was a civil engineer by trade and rarely ever displayed any of his photos outside of friends and family. So the entire collection of images has literally never been seen before now. And the collection spans a complete array of motorsports -- NASCAR, NHRA, Formula One, Indianapolis 500 Champ Cars, Formula 5000, CAN-AM and Indy Cars.

"Ray's training as an engineer has proved invaluable to us as well," said Ms.Nazarenus. "He was meticulous, and methodically recorded details of each race -- the who, what, when and where the photographs were taken. We are absolutely honored here at Artemis Images to be a part in publishing the Golub family's invaluable collection --The Ray Golub Memorial Collection. "

Artemis Images continues scanning this vast photographic archive and it can be viewed today at the Ray Golub Memorial Collection, http://www.artemisimages.com/gallery.aspx?photomode=3&categoryid=4988 , along with millions of images from other institutions and photographers from around the world.

About Artemis Images:

Artemis Images specializes in the protection, preservation, management and client-directed marketing of photographs, documents, digital images and other visual assets of companies, institutions and organizations throughout the world.

Artemis Images has more than 3 million images managed in their stock photography archive collections. These photo collections are growing daily with new acquisitions, client-supplied archives and new photographers. Photographic images are available for purchase online, and all images are available in high resolution, digital format for licensed, stock photography applications used by book and print publishers, advertising agencies, designers and art directors.

Unlike many companies specializing only in photographs, or only in digital image management, Artemis is a full service organization offering stock photography, the ability to buy photos online, affordable web site design, digital asset management, scanning, photo restoration and many other services.

For more information concerning Artemis Images go to their web site at: http://www.ArtemisImages.Com.

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Dan Gurney Indy 500 1969 PracticeDan Gurney Indy 500 1969 PracticeDan Gurney, driver of the the #48 All American Racers Olsonite Eagle, on pit lane during a practice session before qualifications. Gurney would qualify 10th and finish 2nd. This photo was taken before qualifications for the 1969 Indy 500 held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24, 1969. This photograph is part of the Raymond Golub memorial collection.1969 Indianapolis 500 Front Row1969 Indianapolis 500 Front RowThe front row cars for the 1969 Indianapolis 500. From left to right: Bobby Unser's #1 Leader Cards Bardahl Offy powered Lola, Mario Andretti's #2 STP Oil Treatment Ford powered Hawk III and pole sitter A J Foyt's #6 Ansted-Thompson Racing Ford powered Coyote. Andretti wrecked the car he planned to qualify, a wedge shaped, four wheel drive Lotus and had to race this two year old Hawk. Andretti would go on to win the event. Notice the Pagoda in the background of the photo. This photo was taken after qualifications for the 1969 Indy 500 held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 1969. This photograph is part of the Raymond Golub memorial collection.Mario Andretti Formula 5000 Ontario Motor Speedway 1974Mario Andretti Formula 5000 Ontario Motor Speedway 1974Mario Andretti in the number 5 Viceroy Vel's Parnelli Jones Lola T332 Chevy during preparations for the Formula 5000 race held at Ontario Motor Speedway, September 1, 1974. Andretti started the race 2nd and finished 2nd. This photo was taken by Raymond Golub and is part of the Raymond Golub memorial collection.Dale Earnhardt First NASCAR Championship WinDale Earnhardt First NASCAR Championship WinDale Earnhardt receives kisses in celebration of the first of what would be seven NASCAR Winston Cup championships. This photograph was taken November 15, 1980 at Ontario Motor Speedway in California. This photo is part of the Raymond Golub Memorial Collection.Denny Hulme CAN-AM Laguna Seca 1972Denny Hulme CAN-AM Laguna Seca 1972Denny Hulme in the number 5 Gulf McLaren M20 Chevrolet during the CAN-AM race at Laguna Seca California, October 15th, 1972. Hulme finished 25th after droping out on lap 17 with timing chain problems. This photo is part of the Raymond Golub Memorial Collection.