Welcome to THE GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS, the brand for drive and lifestyle - past and present! Here you will find content and premium products from the 60's and 70's –the golden age of racing sport. The days when true values still meant something. Where heroes like Jacky Ickx, Jo Siffert, Jim Clark and Jochen Rindt performed on the stages of Spa, Monaco, Le Mans or the old Nürburgring. Where race cars seemed to have wings and the times did as well!
Along with the Formula One, it was the longer races with Shelby Cobras, Ferraris, GT 40s and Porsches that captured the imagination of the fans. The orange and blue cars of the Gulf Racing Team and the iconic Gulf Porsche 917 are still alive! Steve McQueen, enthusiastic "motorhead" and hobby race car driver paid tribute to those cars and drivers with his film Le Mans in 1970.
GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS (GPO) reflects the spirit of these times with its authentic collection of racing and leather jackets, accessories, shirts and travel gear with original sponsor logos and stylish influences of then and now. The DNA of the GPO drive styles is red and blue, like the legendary stripes on the racing suits of the times.
Through successful cooperation with Aston Martin racing and the cool start number 007 at the 24 hrs of Le Mans, Gulf has reestablished its image today. Discover this world online or in one of our stores in Düsseldorf, Stuttgart or Frankfurt.
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Our Fall and Winter Collection 2015 is celebrating its premerie. We have two models each coming in three colors made of extraordinarily soft pre-washed cotton, so it already looks like your favorite cardigan or pullover. The masculine design with historic racing logos are being offered at the attractive price of 89.90 euros.
A further highlight is our t-shirts in a new heavy cotton that is soft to the touch (e.g. Style Gulf Track test T-Shirt or the Gulf Dry T-Shirt in navy blue). They give you an idea of what our collection in 2016 is all about.
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Claude Lelouch, the director of the legendary film loves speed above anything else and cars still are a big part of his life today.
On the day of shooting, he was up a four in the morning to make prepare himself well because he knew he would have to get it right the first time and had no time for any cuts. His goal was to film Paris, but he didn’t want to make a boring documentary but was rather taken by the idea of filming it at 200 km/h.
So his to realize his crazy, surreal idea he took to the streets at 6 a.m. The time of day naturally lowered the likelihood of an accident and if something else would have come up the team was ready stop filming or sacrifice the car if they had to. Although many thought after the shoot that it must have been Jacky Ickx or someone else behind the wheel, it was none other than Claused Lelouch himself, who was joined by a cameraman and a technician. Everything in the film is improvised, except for the end when Claude’s wife at the time appears at Monmartre.
Our French partner Oreca has just recently opened a newly designed circuit store directly on the legendary Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet. On over 100 m2 Oreca offers everything that makes a racer’s heart beat faster. The largest area within the shop is dedicated to Grandprix Originals with an exclusive shop-in-a-shop layout in GPO’s well-known design. The team from Oreca and GPO are looking forward to your visit to the Cote d'Azur!
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Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was a United States movie actor. Nicknamed "The King of Cool", he was considered one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to what many film goers consider a captivating on-screen persona. McQueen was considered combative and the archetypal "difficult movie star" who disliked working with directors or producers. To compensate, he would work only if paid a higher-than-average salary for his films.
The film is today still popular among race fans as it is a relatively accurate depiction of the era, with a lot of racing but very little dialogue.
McQueen had intended to race a Porsche 917 together with Jackie Stewart, but the #26 entry was not accepted. Instead, in the movie, he was shown starting the race on the blue #20 Gulf-Porsche 917K, which in the real race was driven by Jo Siffert and Brian Redman. The race-leading white #25 Porsche 917 "Long tail" was piloted by Vic Elford/Kurt Ahrens.
the 2015 Leather Collection was partially organically tanned. This traditional, natural tanning process can take up 12 months. In modern the vegetable tanning, the raw leather is often pretanned with a synthetic tanning material and then afterwards placed in tanning vats containing plant material. Tanning with plant materials has existed for over 5,000 years. Plants extremely rich in tanning agents like oak bark, olive leaves, rhubarb roots and chestnuts are used. The active ingredients in these plants are polyphenole and tannin, that you probably know from red wine. Benefitting the environment and us as well, this characteristic leather has fewer unnatural added ingredients.
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