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Jim Schweiker Photographs:

We were saddened to hear that Jim Schweiker passed away on July 21, 2001.

About 4 years ago, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to purchase part of Jimís large collection of auto racing memorabilia, including the photographs shown below. The collection contained a variety of unique items such as press passes, decals, armbands, ID badges, team jackets, team shirts etc. from many of the US and International race events, tracks and circuits that Jim attended in his professional capacity as a UPI photographer. It also included Grand Prix and some truly wonderful Indy 500 memorabilia, in particular relating to the Rick Mears' win of the 1979 Indianapolis 500, and the Roger Penske racing team of that same era. Should items like these be of interest to you, please contact us for further information.

Photographs are very personal possessions and become even more personal when they play a significant role in a lifetime of dedication by a professional. Therefore, as a token of our respect to Jimís family, the photographs that we purchased as part of that collection will be withdrawn from sale. Jim will be missed, one of the unsung heroes of auto racing without whom we would never have be able to share and enjoy the wonderful images that he captured through the lens of his camera.

The photographs shown below are those purchased from Jimís personal collection and they are only provided for your pleasure and entertainment. They have never been reproduced or duplicated for purposes of financial gain, by LMG.

1973 Jim Schweiker in Mario Andretti's Car

 1975 Tom Sneva

 1979 Penske Crew, Mear's Family & Schweiker

 1977 A.J. Foyt

Rick Mears & Roger Penske

 Rick Mears

1975 Bobby Unser & Dan Gurney

1989 A.J. Foyt

 Mario Andretti

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