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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Steve McQueen – The Man & Le Mans

 

It was a passion project that nearly killed him – the brand new documentary ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ explores the troubled circumstances around the making of McQueen's epic classic racing movie, ‘Le Mans’.

“I come from the gutter and I am not a compromiser” – these words uttered by McQueen set the stage for the new documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans. With a big number of unseen footage, the film promises to give a captivating insight into the production of McQueen’s epic racing movie Le Mans from 1971. Clarke and McKenna, the directors behind this great movie, went to extraordinary lengths to track down unseen footage for the documentary, coming from super-eight-movies and from the private collection of Paul Blancpain, beside a lot of out-takes from the original movie. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans will soon come to the cinemas. Watch the trailer now...


GPO Store in Bukarest open now!

 

The exclusive GPO store in Bucharest just opened in the top shopping mall in the city – Baneasa Shopping City. Now drive and lifestyle friends in the Romanian capital can get their hands on the best of the Grandprix Originals Collection. The team from GPO Romania around Andreea Scutariu-Ciolan are looking forward to your visit in the first GPO flagship store in Eastern Europe.

Are you interested in opening a Grandprix Originals Store ? Simply click here...

Le Mans: The story of Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen  

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.

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Save the Planet - Plant tanning at Grandprix Originals.

Dear customers,

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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