Starting in the 1930s, Zoltan Glass followed Mercedes, Auto Union and other makes to tracks like the Nurburgring and Avus circuit, capturing some of the most famous cars and racers of all time. Moderately NSFW gallery of his work below.

Born in Budapest, Glass started work as a cartoonist and retoucher. In 1931 he moved to Berlin where he became an established photographer. Always a fan of racing, Glass became best known for his officially comissioned pictures of Mercedes racing cars.

In 1938 Glass fled Germany for London, where he took on fashion and nude photography. [via Science and Society]

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz W25 GP coupe racing car, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Manfred von Brauchitsch with Mercedes racing car, Berlin, 1933.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz being transported onto a ship by crane, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Nude model and Mercedes wing-door car, c 1961.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mechanics working on a Mercedes-Benz racing car, Berlin, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

W25 GP coupe racing car and Mercedes-Benz special roadster, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedez-Benz W25 on the starting grid at Nurburgring racetrack, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Couple drinking beer, c 1950s

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Roger Moore, Silvercrin advert, c 1950.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Bugatti Type 53 racing car being driven along a race track, Germany, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz sK racing car, Nurburgring, 1931.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz W25 GP display racing car, Germany, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Suspension and wheel of Auto-Union V16 racing car, Germany, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Auto-Union V16 racing car engine, Germany, 1935-1937.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Couple with a Stoewer saloon car, Germany, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Battilana in an Alfa Romeo Monza racing car, Nurburgring, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Nazi salutes at a motor racing track, Germany, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz convertible, and swastika on Junkers tailplane, 1930s.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Achille Varzi beside a Bugatti Type 51 racing car, Germany, c 1931.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Louis Chiron at the wheel of his Bugatti racing car, Berlin, 1933.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Racing driver smoking a cigarette, Germany, c 1935.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Louis Chiron in his Bugatti, Nurburgring, Germany, 1932.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Gerhard Macher in his DKW racing car, AVUS race track, Berlin, 1933.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

A swastika-wearing driver of a motor racing car, Germany, c 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Front wheel of a 1911 Auto-Union racing car, c 1934-1935.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Mercedes-Benz W25 GP racing car covered with cloth, Nurburgring start area, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Reporter typing in a BMW convertible, Paris, 1934.

The Amazing Vintage Car Photography of Zoltan Glass

Model reclining in Mercedes wing-door car, c 1961.