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Gear: 8380 Laboratories’ Classic Race Car Food Chain

Submitted by on January 20, 2012

8380 Laboratories have put together a series of seriously groovy retro motorsport t-shirts based on the idea of a food chain for classic racing cars.

The food chain has three links thus far and 8380 Laboratories have some interesting ideas behind each. The iconic gulf-liveried Porsche 917 prowls as the apex predator – devourer of circuits and the competition. It is followed by BMW’s M1 Procar – the cannibal; “by way of its excessively long development it was rendered obsolete by the time it was ready for competition. It was saved by a stroke of marketing genius, the creation of an M1-only racing series, where identically prepared M1s cannibalized one another.” And finally the Mk. 1 Golf, which uses its nimbleness and speed to keep ahead of larger and more powerful beasts.

And the retro goodness doesn’t stop at the food chain series. Additional designs include the glorious Porsche Yellowbird, Audi’s 700 horsepower ’90 Quattro IMSA GTO and an ’86 DTM shirt.

The shirts are Gildan 50/50 cotton/polyester and the designs are professionally screen printed by hand in the USA, using high quality, durable inks.

Head to 8380 laboratories’ website to check ’em out, and let us know what cars or bikes you would put on your retro racer food chain and why!

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