The history of Gulf in racing is unique and goes back to the 1930s. But it was unmistakably the 1960s when the brand with the blue and orange colors became prominent and achieved today's cult status.
In 1966 Grady Davis, Vice President of Gulf Oil, personally bought a Ford GT40, building a lasting friendship with John Wyer, a British motorsport engineer and owner of the John Wyer racing team. Nine eventful years followed in the golden age of motorsport. With the Ford GT40 and the Porsche 917, 3 world championships and 3 victories in Le Mans were achieved, thus establishing a connection with the greatest drivers of the time such as Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell and Jo Siffert.
Wherever Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert drove, they set new records with the Gulf Porsche 917. These wins inspired numerous Porsche drivers to decorate their cars in the iconic blue and orange pattern such as the vehicle on this print. This print not only reminds me of a record making era, yet it also combines the beauty of german craftsmanship, racing history and architecture.
- colored print
- measures 40 x 30 cm
- printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
- framed to measure in bavarian oak and non- reflective museum- grade glass
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