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 Others were scanned from long out-of-date, or hard to come by publications.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 admin@the-fastlane.co.uk and we will add your credit or remove the image. We take all requests very seriously.

Note: Fatal crashes are hidden by default. To show them, click the Fatals: OFF button. Else, fatal crashes will be hidden from all lists and searches.

 Latest 5 images:


Picture(s) Year Driver(s) Category Series Circuit Event Fatal  
View 1985 Richie Evans Stock Cars NASCAR Modified Martinsville Speedway Dogwood 500 Yes
View 1961 Fred Lorenzen Stock Cars NASCAR Grand National Daytona International Speedway Daytona 500 No
View 1978 Cale Yarborough
Satch Worley
Stock Cars NASCAR Winston Cup Daytona International Speedway Firecracker 400 No
View 1984 Steve Chassey Open Wheelers USAC National Championship Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 No
View 1965 Art Malone Open Wheelers USAC National Championship Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 500 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: admin@the-fastlane.co.uk