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Illustrations: 1970s Formula 1 Helmets

Illustrations by Paul Laguette
I have a soft spot in my heart for the motorsport aesthetics of the ’70s. The cars were getting bigger, faster and more bombastic, while the liveries, promotion and branding maintained an …

March 89P Porsche

Illustration: March 89P Porsche

In 1989 Teo Fabi drove his Quaker State Oil sponsored Porsche to its only victory in the CART Series at the Red Roof Inns 200 on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA. It was …


Illustration: Manfred Schurti’s Jägermeister Porsche 935

During the 1970s, Jägermeister’s famous ‘orange’ branding became iconic in motor racing circles.
The German brand sponsored various European racing teams, including this 1977 Porsche 935, which was driven to second place at the Brands Hatch …


Illustration: Mario Andretti’s Ferrari 126 Turbo

Mario Andretti started on pole position in his first and second to last Formula 1 Grand Prix. Mario set the racing world alight when he put his Lotus 49 on pole, on debut, at the …

1977 BMW 3.0CSL1

Illustration: Dieter Quester BMW 3.0CSL

Austrian ace Dieter Quester made a return to the European Touring Car Championship in 1977 and dominated proceedings by taking the title and five wins.
It was Quester’s third ETCC Championship, following his his triumphs in …


Illustration: Jacky Ickx/ Derek Bell Porsche 936/81 Spyder

2011 marked 30 years since Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell drove their Porsche 936/91 Spyder to victory at Le Mans.
The 1981 24 hours of Le Mans went smoothly for Porsche and its super-star endurance line …

Holbert 5701

Illustration: Al Holbert’s Löwenbräu Porsche 962

Al Holbert’s famous number 14 Löwenbräu Porsche 962 will forever be remembered for winning the 1985 and 1986 IMSA GT Championships.
It was a common site to see the powder blue & white car start from …