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.
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.
To celebrate this 10-year anniversary we are presenting you today with the Fall/ Winter Collection of 2013.
The original model of the Grandprix jacket is available on in 6 different models.
A further classic in the GPO Collection in the vintage leather jacket made of robust leather that is part of a whole collection including of bags, scarves and a retro helmet.
There is the legendary three-piece GULF Grandprix Originals belt especially made for the anniversary win indigo blue with orange contrast-stitching and for many customers the best and most comfortable sneaker in the world, is available is six different colors it came in over the last ten years.
The best thing to do is to check out and order from the new anniversary collection comfortably and easily online. We thank you in advance for your continuing support of GPO and look forward to your suggestions and comments now, as we look back over the last ten years. As a small thank you we will include a pack of large stickers with all of the original logos with orders made in September!
This great leather shoe is a permanent fixture in the GPO Collection and has become a real classic. Finally a shoe where everything comes together: outstanding workmanship with a perfect vintage finish from one of the best shoe manufacturers in Italy. Super comfort and good grip along with high torsional rigidity owing to its optimal sole to the foot bed construction . All of this packaged in a great design. This uniqueness of this shoe is that it is as comfortable as a sneaker but it has the look and near elegance of a casual leather shoe.
Many customers say without hesitation that it is the best shoe in they have ever had and order some to have on reserve or new color combinations as if to say: “I never want to be walking in anything less.” For the tenth anniversary of the GRANDPRIX ORIGINALS brand we are offering all of the six color combinations that have been previously offered and they are now exclusively available in our online shop.
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.
Special vintage car oil for gas engines from 1950 onwards with a retro design. The oil for your engine and it comes in great packaging that can decorate your garage! GULF Classic 20W-50 mineral-based motor oil for engines with oil filters from 1950 and later.
Gulf Classic 20W50 represents the link between the mild mono-grade motor oils and those with a high proportion of additives and modern lubricants. Gulf Classic 20W-50 provides top protection against wear and features outstanding oil pressure performance even under high strain. Can be used all year round!
The British label Barbour has created a collection inspired by ISDT motorcycle racing in 1964, in which Steve McQueen and the American team wore waxed Barbour jackets.
We are happy to present you an online example from the collection entitled “The Timeless Style of a US Legend.”