This design takes inspiration from the famous “9” GT40 P/1075 that won at Le Mans in 1968, entered by JW Automotive Engineering. This car also won the following year wearing the number 6.
The lucky horse shoes on the 1968 winner were a Gulf Oil promotion for their No Nox oil promoted with a bucking horse left imprint. Plastic horse shoes were sold widely in gas stations during this period.
Changes to the track were made for safety, the first since the track opened in 1932. Despite the new chicane in front of pit lane, this event still saw a lot of accidents. It was also notable for the boycott of the race by Ferrari.
Sponsorship liveries increasingly replaced racing cars painted in their country of origin from the 1960s. Since that time we have seen many striking examples such as Alitalia, Benetton, JPS, Jagermeister, Martini, Malboro and Silk Cut.
The Gulf Oil colours are probably the most well connected to motor racing, despite there being many different varieties of the blue and orange scheme.
• 100% chino cotton twill
• Green Camo color is 35% chino cotton twill, 65% polyester
• Unstructured, 6-panel, low-profile
• 6 embroidered eyelets
• 3 ⅛” (7.6 cm) crown
• Adjustable strap with antique buckle
• Head circumference: 20 ½″–21 ⅝″ (50.8 cm–53.3 cm)
• Blank product sourced from Vietnam or Bangladesh