A lifelong motorsports enthusiast himself, photographer Ozzie Lyons gave birth to another and set Pete's own feet happily wandering the raceways of the world. Ozzie was long the USA correspondent for Autosport magazine, and at a tender age Pete too began shooting and writing for that British bible. He also has contributed to such publications as AutoWeek (for whom he is now a Senior Contributing Editor), Car and Driver, Racecar (former editor), Racer, Road & Track, Vintage Motorsport, Vintage Racecar Journal (wherein appears his regular column "Fast Lines"), and many others.
Also, to date Pete Lyons is the author of six books, including Can-Am and Can-Am Photo History, both for MBI Publishing. His work has been honored with the Dean Batchelor Award of the Motor Press Guild, an Award for Journalism given by the Road Racing Driver's Club, and the International Motor Press Association's Ken Purdy Award.