What’s The Best Classic Racing Livery?
With more than a century of racing history to draw from, it’s natural to expect our competition vehicles to wear distinct warpaint. Originally for distinguishing between cars entered into the Gordon Bennett Cup, bright, sold hues eventually gave way to colorful, sponsor-covered designs—very few race cars are identical.
From NASCAR, FIA GT, Le Mans, and Formula 1 on down, racers have spent countless hours designing, applying, and repairing our racing liveries—with the crucible of competition deciding which designs would be remembered fondly. Some aren’t remembered at all.
While I personally feel as though the famous Martini “Hippie” livery for a Porsche 917 entered into the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most perfect livery—the car, era, and design match perfectly—we here at Petrolicious would love to know your favourite classic racing livery.
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