Everybody loves a good Gulf livery, but how excellent is the old-school grille on this F-150? Also, extra points for orange light bar. [Image: Galpin Auto Sports]
It's one thing to keep a single example of a desirable car in as-delivered condition in hopes of cashing in after production winds down. It's another to have fifteen pristine brand-new copies of the fastest cars Ford ever sold become available all at once.
Prints and paint, but no photoshop. The founder of the excellent formfreu.de, Markus Haub, transforms vintage racing pictures into the coolest car art we've seen all year.
So what if the Mercedes SLS AMG has no specific racing pedigree, nor association with the famed Gulf Oil racing livery's long history of victory and scary imitations? As long as this Gulf-blue SLS AMG only has a dash of orange, we approve.
The coolest thing about the humongous Taiwanese oil-skimmer named "A Whale" that's being tested right now in the Gulf isn't the ability to clean 500,000 barrels of oil per day.
One of the things to cross our minds after we heard Ford was creating a new GT — after nearly immolating ourselves in flames of joy (uh, yeah) — was how it would look painted in the blue and orange Gulf colors of the 1968 and 1969 Le Mans. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the first of four years Ford won Le Mans, the…