Welcome to The Crash Photos Database!

The Crash Photos Database is an ongoing project intended to be the most complete catalogue of motorsport crash photos ever created. It is to provide racing historians, archivists and enthusiasts with photographs and information on accidents and incidents from the start of motor racing in 1894 up to the modern day.

Many of our contributors began collecting photographs of motor racing accidents in the early-2000s. Almost all images were discovered online, provided freely through websites or forums. Others were scanned from long out-of-date, or hard to come by publications. A small number are sourced from private collections. Locating the images has been a nearly fifteen-year long process. Some photos took several years to identify. We have taken the decision to host all images on our server because the internet is an ever-changing animal. URLs change, or websites may only survive for short periods before disappearing forever along with all the information.

 We give credit to the copyright holders where possible, offering users a chance to seek and purchase the images themselves. However, we cannot seek permission for every image and finding the original sources are often impossible. Therefore, if you have a claim against an image, please email us at webmaster@the-fastlane.co.uk and we will add your credit or remove the image. We take all requests very seriously.

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 Latest 10 images:


Picture(s) Year Driver(s) Category Series Circuit Event Fatal  
View 1947 Michael Chorlton Open Wheelers Non-Championship Douglas British Empire Trophy No
View 1975 Divina Galica Saloon Cars Non-Championship Brands Hatch Shellsport Celebrity Car Races No
View 1979 Mick Grant Motorcycling 500cc World Championship Silverstone British Grand Prix No
View 1963 G. Fogarty Motorcycling Non-Championship Crystal Palace No
View 1961 Gerry Ashmore Open Wheelers Formula 1 Monza Italian Grand Prix No
View 1995 Alain Menu Open Wheelers Formula 3000 Oulton Park No
View 1995 Stuart Sanders Open Wheelers Formula Ford Oulton Park No
View 1993 Peter Mabon Open Wheelers Formula Ford Silverstone No
View 1966 Adrian Hall Saloon Cars BARC Spring Grove Trophy Castle Combe BARC Members Meeting No
View 1980 Bill Schmitt Stock Cars NASCAR Winston West Series Evergreen Speedway Reed Cams 200 No

All photos and information displayed on this website is the property of the original copyright holders. We do not claim ownership of, nor seek profit from, any data held on this site.

Images displayed on this site are reproduced under the Fair Use policy for archival purposes only. Publication of any images hosted on this site is not permitted without express consent of the original copyright holders.

Please file copyright claims or credit requests to: webmaster@the-fastlane.co.uk