William Edgar Archive

375 Plus, 410 S Ferraris, Palm Springs Nov. 1956; VENUES Gallery

SIXTY-FOUR YEARS AGO this first week in November 2020 began an iconic Holidays Season of sports car racing in America’s Fabulous Fifties. And here we are again, decades later and in admittedly stranger times, but still eager to enjoy the special weeks ahead, beginning now through New Year’s Day 2021. To help celebrate this year-end period, William Edgar Archive has reduced enlargement print prices by 40 percent to encourage print sales at a time when image displays are most desired for personal display and as gifts for enthusiast family members and friends. Have another look at all that’s being offered here to make yourselves and others happy in the holidays. Cheers!  


Fabulous Fifties Icons are here for you, having lived in my image collections for decades. Explore what William Edgar Archive offers and imagine wall space for them in your home, garage, shop, and showroom where the past can be present again and always. I ask you this: What can be better than to keep alive the spirit that these people and cars and venues gave to motorpsorts?  


Dan Gurney, Carroll Shelby, and Yma Sumac, in the SHELBY Gallery


First Practice Laps for this website are done, and now, after a bit of tuning, power ratings have been adjusted to better levels, and it's onto the race grid with this after initial print sales are back from the lab and in the mail. 


Richie Ginther and Ferrari 625 TRC image in the GINTHER Gallery  


1956 Palm Springs Airport photograph seen in the VENUES Gallery

WILLIAM EDGAR ARCHIVE has arrived today, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 after months of preparation and assembling the photographs for this launch. Welcome! - William Edgar



I love portable manual typewriters and have owned and used daily this same Italian-designed, built-in-Spain Olivetti "Lettera 32" machine since new in 1970. That's Fifty years! Millions of words have been hammered to paper by its sturdy keys and near countless ribbons. It just keeps on clacking, and clacking, rocking around the clock. Novelist Cormac McCarthy had an Olivetti just like this one on which he wrote his best-seller books and then sold the typewriter at auction for a quarter of a million dollars. My "Lettera 32" isn't his. It's mine. And it's not for sale. It's for keeping my daily notes, writing personal letters, and roughing out narrative sentences and paragraphs. And, yes, it's also for typing shipping labels when you buy an enlargement print from William Edgar Archive.  


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