Chris Lambden and Kerry Baily drove this Beaurepaires Commodore at Bathurst in 1988. It's one of thousands of shots taken by Rod Eime that are part of the collection acquired by AN1 Images. Photo: / Rod Eime.

V8 SLEUTH’S parent company, AN1 Media, has added the extensive works of long-time photographer Rod Eime to its ever-expanding Australian motorsport image archive, AN1 Images.

AN1 Media is the publisher of the V8 Sleuth website as well as numerous motorsport books, including the official history of Perkins Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing cars and compilations of the histories of the Bathurst 12 Hour and Adelaide 500.

The business also recently acquired Motorsport News from nextmedia to add to its portfolio.

Eime was a prolific shooter between 1985 and the early 2000s, including many club-level and lower-profile events such as Formula Ford, Formula Vee, historics, Appendix J and Group E Production cars. His work included imagery for sponsors, manufacturers, event organisers, teams and drivers.

“We are thrilled to finally have Rod’s comprehensive archive as part of AN1 Images,” said AN1 MD Aaron Noonan.

“His work fills several gaps in our collection, including some of the early Shell Touring Car rounds, Formula 1 and supports, making AN1 Images now the largest Australian motorsport image archive.”

AN1 Images already holds extensive archives, including the works of Graeme Neander/Coventry Studios, Dirk Klynsmith, Dale Rodgers, Ian Smith/AUTOPIX, Terry Russell and Justin Deeley/inetpics.

For photo sales enquiries for private, commercial and editorial use, email AN1 Images here.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.