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Gulf Oil

Gulf Oil

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This hand-crafted fantastic artwork has been designed to celebrate the Gulf Oil sponsorship of motorsport.

Our artwork is created to capture your passions. Each product is hand finished in a high gloss finish using vibrant colours which are baked onto the surface of high-quality aluminium sheet.

Gulf Oil was most synonymous for its association with auto racing, as it famously sponsored the John Wyer Automotive team in the 1960s and early '70s. The signature light blue and orange color scheme associated with its Ford GT40 and Porsche 917 is one of the most famous corporate racing colours and has been replicated by other racing teams sponsored by Gulf.

Much of its popularity is attributed to the fact that in the 1971 film Le Mans, Steve McQueen's character, Michael Delaney, drives for the Gulf team. As a result of McQueen's increasing popularity following his death and the increasing popularity of the Heuer Monaco which he wore in the film, TAG Heuer released a limited edition of the watch with the Gulf log.

In the same era, Gulf Oil also sponsored Team McLaren during the Bruce McLaren days, which used a papaya orange colour scheme with Gulf blue for lettering.

 Our artwork is created to capture your passions. Each product is hand finished in a high gloss finish using vibrant colours which are baked onto the surface of high-quality aluminium sheet.

Each piece of artwork is made in Britain and measures 18”x 12” (46cm x 30cms).

Each product can come with or without punched holes for easy hanging with a brushed aluminium finish on the rear.

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