Car posters and prints featuring Gulf Racing in it's true colours by digital artist John Hamlin Automotive Art

January 26, 2024

The Gulf Racing colours, also known as the Gulf Oil colours, are a distinctive combination of blue and orange used in motorsports. The colours were originally introduced by the Gulf Oil Corporation in the 1960s as a way to promote their brand in international motorsport.

The iconic colour scheme first appeared on the Porsche 917, which competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1969. The car, painted in the Gulf blue and orange, went on to win the race, becoming one of the most memorable moments in motorsport history. Since then, the Gulf Racing colours have become synonymous with speed, style and success in motorsport. See the 1959 Porsche 356 resplendent in the distinctive blue and orange.

Over the years, the Gulf Racing colours have adorned a variety of racing machines, including cars, boats and even planes. They have also been used in various other applications, such as clothing, merchandise and advertising.

The Gulf Racing colours have become an iconic symbol of motorsport, instantly recognisable by fans around the world. They represent a legacy of innovation, excellence and performance, and continue to inspire drivers, teams and fans alike.

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