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 year is still young and the winter still really isn’t here yet, but nevertheless we can hardly wait for the 2014 classic car season to start. Everybody has probably already made his plans whatkind of work he would like to do on his vintage car, what he wants to buy and which events and places he wants to visit this year.
In order to really be dressed and to have DRIVE & LIFESTYLE - there is GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS and our 2014 Collection with over 50 new articles. As you can see below, the collection is divided into three lines, the Gulf and navy blue DRIVER Collection (because everybody is a driver!), the NATURAL Line in olive, stone grey and brown tones and finally the extremely popular Vintage Leather Line this spring’s cool – in both senses of the word – perforated look.
Simply click on the images, check them out online and order.
Our three stores in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart will have the new collection. Looking forward to a great season! Your friends at GPO.
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Dear Drive & Lifestyle friends.
The ten year anniversary of Grandprix Originals is being celebrated with a special catalogue edition.
In the last ten years, a lot has changed in the classic car scene and also for GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS.
If our format was still like a laptop’s, the legendary California catalogue would be about the size of a magazine, but the newest issue has been reduced to the cool size of an I-pad.
As you leaf through it, you will immediately recognize that not only the format is new, the content is as well.
The current 2014 Collection is a bit more modern and “grown-up“ compared to the styles in the previous years. It is amazing how it all started after one GP jacket with red and blue stripes and classic motor sport logos from GULF and HEUER and has developed in the last ten years.
Without your support of and loyalty to our Drive and Lifestyle it wouldnt have been possible and so we look forward with anticipation what the next ten years are going to bring.
The new catalogue represents a selection of the current GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS Collection and some styles come from the Fall Collection. Visit us online and check out our website www.grandprix-originals.com to see what is currently available in your size. In our online store you always have the right to exchange or get your money back within thirty days.
A big part of our GPO styles are also available in our flagship stores in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart
(the adresses are available online).
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.
In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate access to Stewart's world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Forty years on, Polanski and Stewart meet once again. In a remarkable post-script, they discuss the sport, both past and present, with a unique and unmatched perspective.
The original Gulf Porsche racing transporter of the Gulf team (from JW Automotive) from the 1970 season that was also used by Steve McQueen during the shooting of the classic film Le Mans. The top quality reproduction from Schuco of the Mercedes 0 317 truck comes complete with its original features, steerable front axle as well as doors and a tailgate that open.
Finally it is available, but only for a limited time as its global production is limited to 500 pieces.
A jewel for any collector...