Photojournalist, publisher, administrator
Biro was one of the top photojournalists of the ‘60s through ‘90s, covering Indy, Can-Am, NASCAR, Formula 1, endurance racing, Formula 5000 and off-road. Some of his images, like Andy Granatelli bussing Mario Andretti after the 1969 Indy 500, became etched in the national consciousness. He began taking pictures as a kid, then gained technical experience during the Korean War. He created Sports Car Pictorial with his friends. After they sold it to Autoweek, Biro began shooting races and writing stories for all major American magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Time, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend, Autoweek, and more. A key to his success was his friendships: top drivers gave him unusual access. One of his most iconic photos was shooting up at inductee Jim Hall from the footwell of his Chaparral. That respect led Dan Gurney to recommend Biro for an important administrative role in the early days of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Biro co-authored several books, including the award-winning Can-Am 50th Anniversary and F1 Mavericks.