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.
Dear GPO customer,
Dreaming must be allowed!
Ultimately our dreams, wishes and desires drive us and help us overcome a lot of obstacles in life. One man has managed to make a few of his dreams come true and has created a unique colelction of light blue and orange Gulf cars.
TRÄUME WAGEN (Dare to Dream) is not only an interesting monthly magazine (www.traeume-wagen.de), but the motto of a lucky man that has created the so-called ROFGO Collection.
Don't stop daring to dream – and some of them we have every day can come true! The Grandprix Originals Collection deals with car dreams and true stories from a time when the Gulf cars pictured above gave us exciting duels on the tracks. Now there are thirty new styles in the current „summer collection category“. Just simply click on the link, check them out and order.
All the best!
Your friends at GPO
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.
Every year the 24-hour race at Le Mans is one of the most important long distance races in motor sport.
The new AUTOMOBILSPORT magazine is committed to the spirit of powerslide which, unfortunately, was discontinued in April 2014. AUTOMOBILSPORT will continue to inject life into the topics covered in powerslide and thus offer its readers the usual spectrum in a new format. The first issue is devoted to the topic of “PORSCHE AT LE MANS”. A special edition on the return of Porsche to “La Sarthe”. The 24 hours of Le Mans have been a domain of Porsche and will be again. Renowned authors have rummaged around in their memories and picked out a few stories, some of which have never been told before, illustrated with photographic material that also has, in part, never been published before which makes this special edition a very special reading matter in the truest sense of the word. And this particular content in word and pictures is a promise in relation to the future standard of AUTOMOBILSPORT. The team of Grandprix Originals has also read the magazine and was thrilled!