Motorsports Photo Licensing

Smyle continues to lead the industry in the preservation and licensing of motorsports photography.

In 2007, we launched a dedicated photo database focused on the preservation of nearly 70 years of racing photography. Our experience in the television industry provided the understanding that these assets were needed, but not readily available.

Agreements with some of today’s premiere racing photographers also gives us access to content from the current racing year.

With more than 200,000 assets under management and 25,000 available online, Smyle’s influence is global, highlighted by a client list representing some of the most successful and influential media organizations in the world.



To date, we have helped our clients preserve and license an archive of more than 2 million images. Our assets are regularly represented on the retail and promotional side of the industry.

Our database features collections from NASCAR, Indy Car, F1, NHRA, Daytona 24, SCCA, Trans Am, Can-Am and more.

Contact Smyle to learn more and see how our world class photography can elevate your story telling and retail options.



Pamela Mariani
Pamela Mariani Feature producer, NBC Sports
I am always blown away every time I turn to Smyle for racing photos. The site is very easy to navigate and the prices are extremely reasonable. The collection of photos is amazing. I always find exactly what I am looking for — and more. Most of all, Don is the greatest resource a producer could ever hope to meet. His knowledge of the history of motorsports is incredible!
Joe Garner
Joe Garner New York Times best-selling author
Don’s considerable knowledge and contagious enthusiasm for NASCAR proved to be invaluable in the preparation and completion of our multimedia (book with DVD) NASCAR chronicle, Speed, Guts, & Glory: 100 Unforgettable Moments in NASCAR History. From my first conversation with Don, I was struck by his genuine commitment to our project. In a reassuring, positive sense, our project had become Don’s. I knew then that he would do everything in his capacity to make sure our project not only had integrity but that it conveyed the fun and excitement that is NASCAR.
Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly Hemmings Motor News
Here at Hemmings Motor News, it’s critical that we obtain quality photography on a timely basis to illustrate the historic motorsports photo essays that appear in our titles. The archives that Smyle manages are spectacular in their scope, and thanks to Don’s effort, we have never missed a deadline is assembling those stories.


  • ESPN
  • FOX Sports
  • NBC Sports
  • Sports Illustrated
  • BBC
  • American Pickers
  • NASCAR Hall Of Fame
  • Hamilton Collection
  • Hemmings Motor News
  • WinCraft
  • Hammerhead Entertainment
  • MBI Books
  • Innovative Images
  • Turner Sports
  • Street & Smith Sports Group
  • Wood Brothers Racing
  • RACER Magazine