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 will have the new collection starting on Saturday the 15th of February.
Looking forward to a great season! Your friends at GPO.
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The Troy Lee Designs open face helmet offers classic, timeless styling paired with premium materials for the highest quality open face helmet on the market. Inspired by Steve McQueen’s helmet worn in the iconic movie Le Mans, this masterpiece is strictly limited and only a few pieces available, so better order now...
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.
In September of this year we are presenting a retro jacket made of sand-colored canvas material with blue and red stripes and the original racing sport logos from GULF and HEUER that we presented under the name Dakota at the largest car show in the world – the IAA in Frankfurt. It was the birth of the first Grandprix jacket in the look from LE Mans and Steve McQueen. We were at the time surprised by the avalanche of requests that followed!
From one jacket came a small collection and then, over the years, it came to be the “Grandprix Originals” Collection with the Drive & Lifestyle you have now come to know presented at Classic Car Events, fairs, the stores in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, as well as on our homepage in the online shop.
The best thing to do is to check out and order from the anniversary collection comfortably and easily online.