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Vale David Blanch, Autopics founder

Vale David Blanch, founder of Autopics.

03 January 2022

SupercarXtra Magazine sends its condolences to the family and friends of David Blanch, founder of Autopics.com.au, who lost his fight with MND on the 29th of December, 2021.

Autopics.com.au is the main source of historical Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars and Bathurst 500/1000 imagery for SupercarXtra Magazine, with its library a vital resource for the Australian motorsport industry.  

A statement from Autopics.com.au reads: 

“David photographed his first race meet at Oran Park in 1967 and photographed many race meets for several years into the 1970s.

“During his lifetime, David and his wife Cheryl amassed the Autopics collection. This collection comprises in excess of 1,200,000 motor racing images from the 1950s to the current day.  

“David had the foresight to obtain the collections of many renowned photographers during this journey and motor-racing enthusiasts Australia-wide are indebted to David and Cheryl for having such an extensive reference point for enthusiasts.  

“May David rest in peace, he will be very sorely missed by many.”