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.
The new GPO line successfully celebrated its premiere at the Retromobile in Paris!
Starting today you can check out the new 2015 GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS Collection online and order! Just click on one of the images and you will clearly see the 60 styles in a category in the online store.
A few clicks later and you can have your selection sent home after paying by credit card or Paypal and then have thirty days to choose what you would ike to keep or return. Your credit card will be immediately credited.
If you happen to be at Motorworld Böblingen, Klassikstadt Frankfurt or at the Classic Remise Duesseldorf stop by our Grandprix Originals Store and try everything on right there. The complete GPO Collection will be available in stores by the end of March along with a fine selection of top goods from well-known brands.
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New Collection 2015 | Gentlemen Driver | All season Styles | Original Leatherjackets | Grandprix Shoes
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After the successful start of two Grandprix Originals Stores in Hong Kong in April 2015, a new store in France and one in Romania are set open. On the legendary racetrack Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on the Cote d’Azur, GPO along with long-time retailing partner ORECA have developed a new fan shop near the race track, in which the GPO Collection appears in the central position in the shop-in-a-shop layout. In Bucharest, our partners from GPO Romania are opening the first flaghsip store in Eastern Europe, which will cover an area of 70m2 in an exclusive mall. The grand opening of this store should be in April 2015. Further projects and GPO stores in various metropolitan areas across the globe are already in planning.
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Cool premium sunglasses made of 100% polycarbonate for half the price you would pay with other brands. The glass category corresponds to the CAT 3 category (100% UV protection - UV 400). The glasses are ergonimcally designed and come in two colors (frozen azur blue and grey). They come in a stylish carrying case with Grandprix Originals Branding and are convenientally sent to you at home.
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.
Way before the start of the new season Grandprix Originals is presenting its largest and best collection of fine leather jackets for him and her. Over 30 models in the most popular colors like brown, indigo blue, gray, black and cognac make for an unbelievable range of styles. New this year is the use of vegetable tanned leather, leather is not only environmentally friendly but that also has the soft feel and great leathery smell.
A further highlight in our leather jackets is the new spandex cotton used for the lining giving them superior comfort and a snug fit. Last but not least we are using GPO branded zippers from YKK in this year’s collection. The best thing to do is to go straight to the online store and find your personal favorite ...
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