New Artwork From Ricardo Santos Has Been Added To The Shop
Have a few empty walls in your home or office that could use some color to break up the monotony of blank space? Looking to show your passion for vintage motorsport but don’t want to tape up grainy photos you’ve printed from the Internet? We feel the same way, which is why we’re always looking for new artists to add to our shop. That said, we will always welcome new work from old friends, especially when they’re as talented as Ricardo Santos.
We’ve yet to come across someone else who blends the bold artist’s perspective with our favorite racing machines of the past, but thankfully Santos is a prolific creator, and we’ve recently added a slew of new posters to his existing offerings in the Petrolicious Shop. His work is easy to identify—bold colors, unique angles, a touch of surreality in the relationship between subject and background—but that doesn’t mean it’s repetitive, just that he’s found and mastered a distinctive style. In terms of the cars themselves, his choices tend to center around ’70s-’80s race cars, and these span the range between Italian rally stars and English Formula 1 champions. There are some time-tested favorites like the Porsche 935 in this batch for instance, but even with the tried-and-trues, Santos gives them a treatment that leaves these icons looking fresh rather than derivative.
There’s a bunch here, so take a look below and pick out your favorite(s).
Joest Racing ’85 Le Mans winner (New Man, black, white, and yellow), and Keke Rosberg’s 200 Meilen von Nürnberg car from ’83 (Boss, black and white)
Driven by Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Vincent Laverne in the 1975 Rallye Monte Carlo
From top to bottom: Markku Alén’s 1976 WRC contender, Markku Alén’s 1978 WRC winner, Walter Röhrl’s 1980 Rallye Monte Carlo winner
Niki Lauda’s third and final World Championship-winning Formula 1 car
Driven by Mario Andretti during the Lauda-Hunt duel season
Driven by Juan Manuel Fangio to a World Championship win in the 1955 season
Special Hugo Pratt livery, driven by Martin Brundle
Driven by Rolf Stommelen in the ’76 World Championship