Monthly Archives: November 2010

Silver Arrows

The silver arrows were the nickname for the German Mercedes Benz and the Auto Union Grand Prix racing cars of the 1930s.  The original German racing colour was white and myth surrounds the switch to silver.  The story is that the … Continue reading

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Gulf Oil – Light Blue and Orange

Gulf Oil racing colours are most famously associated with the John Wyer Automotive Ford GT40 and Porsche 917 Le Mans racers of the sixties and seventies and the colours have been replicated by other teams subsequently sponsored by Gulf.  The … Continue reading

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John Player Special – Black and Gold

The JPS racing livery is most famously known for the sponsorship of the Lotus formula one team in the late sixties through to the mid-eighties.  Originally red, white and gold to represent the John Player and Sons Gold Leaf brand on the Lotus … Continue reading

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Racing Colours

From the earliest days of motor racing, racing livery has been a way of identifying teams or countries.  From basic solid colour schemes to complex corporate patterns the variation is huge.  The racing colours started out as standard colours to represent the … Continue reading

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Maserati GranTurismo

In my opinion the Maserati brand is representative of some of the finest cars in history.  With superb racing heritage on the edge of memory the name has a lot to live up to in modern times.  Exotic sounding though the … Continue reading

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Under the Radar (Ferrari 456)

Four seater Ferraris are hardly a secret but overshadowed by their two seater counterparts they seem to fade into the mists of time.  Sometimes this is for good reason, the awkward looking 308 GT4 or the 400i anyone?  However, Ferrari’s … Continue reading

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