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The Greatest Race Car Liveries of All Time, According to You

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Race cars really can be something special. As the years pass, we’re wonderfully blessed with a whole grid’s worth of beautiful cars across plenty of racing series—and part of that beauty lies in the livery.

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There are plenty of iconic schemes, sure—but they don’t have to be legendary to be awesome. Last week, I asked you kind folks to share your favorite liveries of all time with me, and the results were pretty damn great.

I do have to say, though—a truly disturbing lack of Marlboro liveries. Fix yo’selves.

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Going Gulfing (onlytwowheels)

I feel like I’m about to lose a lot of my street cred here, but... Gulf liveries are overrated and boring. There. I said it. Smoke Marb Reds.

Tasteful Martini (Panda Steaks)

That Mazda livery is incredibly sick and I am a big fan.

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All-I-Need-Talia (mike89)

This is good. Classy. Sleek. Fast.

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British Racing Green (wkiernan)

Such a slick looking car. Colin Chapman knew best.

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#ForDale (Le fou canuck)

You can’t go wrong with this one.

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Stadium Me Up (Daewo10356)

Brings back good memories.

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Rainb-oh Yeah (Brad Landers)

I can’t believe I’ve never seen this beauty before.

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THE GREATEST (Alanis King)

IT’S LITERALLY SO GOOD

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Walter Wolf (Mcryder)

O hell yea

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Oink Oink (The Legend of Vincent Tremblay)

The story behind this is forever delightful

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Sunshine! (Burners Baby Burners)

Pennzoil yellow is such an incredible color.

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Beautiful Blues (ColMustardintheLibrarywithaCandlestick)

Pre-sponsorship liveries are so good. I wish we could bring ‘em back.

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A 70s Classic (Comment Box Sanitation Dept.)

I am absolutely biased, but this is a personal favorite of mine.

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Better Than Gulf (PatD85)

Fight me.

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Hell Yes (MorganGT)

You’ve made a great choice.

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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DISCUSSION

Gulf colors suck. There’s no way to change my mind on that one.

The best livery was Marlboro on the Indycars.