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.
An unidentified collector with a fetish for classic liveries has assembled a collection of 14 famous cars that raced under the famous blue/white/orange colors, including the first Gulf-liveried car to race at Le Mans. Finally, a sheik with good taste.
On Sunday afternoon, the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance challenge wrapped up for the 78th time. Barely half the field finished the race, which broke the distance record and produced high drama. WARNING: SPOILERS!
Go Faster is a book written by a German university professor on the glory of racing-car graphic design. It looks ferociously cool. Gulf Oil livery, spray-painted models, and cool design-geek video below.
Back when Super 8 movie cameras often fell into the hands of 10-year-olds- say, 1965 to 1985- the stop-motion "invisible car" movie was a classic genre. Here's Gulf's higher-production-value 1968 version.
With all the talk lately of Gulf Oil this and Gulf Oil that we got to thinking a lot about our own personal favorite racing color combinations. Is it the Gulf Oil blue and orange? What about the Mini Monte Carlo red and white? What about those green-lipped racing Aston Martins? What about the John Player black and gold
The illustrious Vintage Racer is as big a fan of the Gulf Oil livery as we are (and perhaps also as big a fan of the word livery). Being the generous fellow he is, he's shared with us some photos he took of Ford GT's done up like GT40's of old from Indianapolis last year. According to Vintage Racer, some of the
Thanks to the Gulf Oil Ford GT40 MKIs
MKII historic triumph at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans we'll probably forever pay tribute to the light blue and orange colors. First it was the GT40 replicar paying homage and now, 40 years after the initial victory, the 2008 Aston Martin DBR9 will carry the Gulf Oil livery into…
This is retrofuturism done right. Besides the paint job, here's the important stuff: 500 hp at the crank, 2,305 pounds (about 1,000 kilos for you of the metric persuasion), designed to accept a bolt in roll cage and because of the "Gurney hump" helmeted driver's up to 6'4" can hoon about to their heart's content. No,…