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Geekspeed
Geekspeed New Reader
6/8/10 9:38 p.m.

I was reading through the article on Keith's Targa Miata again (and going over the website, again), and I really like the Martini style livery he did on the car. It got me to thinking about how I want to do my own racer, which will hopefully be at the Targa Newfoundland one of these years. Anyway, I thought of how there are so many fantastic racecar designs out there, and I wanted to see what everyone here felt are the best of the best. Of course, there is the Martini livery, but here are a few of my personal favorites:

Gulf Oil - This is probably my absolute favorite:

There is also the Alitalia that was on the Lancia Stratos racers/rally cars:

I also love the Boss 302 driven by Parnelli Jones. It is a simple paint scheme, but it is fantastic:

What are some of your favorites?

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
6/8/10 9:58 p.m.

Tasty and satisfying-Jågermeister.

Nothing runs like a Deere...

Sunoco Camaro is the perfect foil for a Bud Moore Mustang.

Camouflage in nearly any form.

NYG95GA
NYG95GA SuperDork
6/8/10 9:58 p.m.

Brock Racing Enterprises

Bavarian Motor Werks

jlm_photo
jlm_photo New Reader
6/8/10 9:58 p.m.

Gulf is number 1. I also like Brumos Porsche.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro Dork
6/8/10 9:59 p.m.

John Players

Gulf Oil

TJ
TJ Dork
6/8/10 10:02 p.m.

I'm pretty sure I like this more for the car than the livery.

NYG95GA
NYG95GA SuperDork
6/8/10 10:09 p.m.
TJ wrote: I'm pretty sure I like this more for the car than the livery.

Admit it. You just admire the beer..

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
6/8/10 10:15 p.m.

TJ
TJ Dork
6/8/10 10:16 p.m.

For modern cars I like the Krohn Racing colors I think because the color is a bit obnoxious and it stands out.

And I also like the flat black Speedsource RX-8's - again I might just like the exhaust note, but I like the color too.

grimmelshanks
grimmelshanks Reader
6/8/10 10:16 p.m.

the paintjob on the 787b

SkinnyG
SkinnyG Reader
6/8/10 10:24 p.m.

BRE all the way:

But I also really like the Parnelli Jones Boss 302.

AutoXR
AutoXR Reader
6/8/10 10:24 p.m.

Keith
Keith SuperDork
6/8/10 10:25 p.m.

You see the Gulf livery a lot because, well, it's easy to do! Martini, on the other hand, not so much. Alitalia would be fun to do. Before I decided to go with the Martini livery on the Targa car, I tried to design my own that would (hopefully) become iconic or at least have the potential if it had been applied to a bad-ass car. I failed miserably at that, but I don't regret going with the Martini look at all.

I've always loved the Porsche 956/962 in Rothmans livery. I still have a little Transformers version of the car that came from McDonalds or something back in the 80's that I painted up in this look.

The BASF M1 was pretty unforgettable.

JPS and Marlboro are unmistakable. I think the Marlboro one really works on a lot of cars.

TJ
TJ Dork
6/8/10 10:37 p.m.

A variation on the gulf scheme. I like the arrow. No need to ever ask for directions just keep going as fast as possible.

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
6/8/10 10:46 p.m.

1 - JPS Lotus

2 - Mears yellow Pennzoil w/ red striping

3 BRE

Lesley
Lesley SuperDork
6/8/10 11:16 p.m.

Those are some gorgeous pictures!

I don't see the Porsche 'pink pig livery'... does everyone else think it's as gross as I do?

MCarp22
MCarp22 Reader
6/8/10 11:18 p.m.

I love me some Champion Porsche.

bluesideup
bluesideup New Reader
6/8/10 11:35 p.m.

I like the Magnus 997 that's running Grand Am

Wally
Wally SuperDork
6/9/10 12:10 a.m.

RexSeven
RexSeven Dork
6/9/10 12:17 a.m.

The old Subaru factory WRC/555 racing colors:

Tommi Makinen's Evo VI (a variation on the Marlboro colors and Mitsubishi factory colors):

Yokohama Advan Racing:

Metallic blue w/ white skunk stripes:

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
6/9/10 12:28 a.m.

UOP Shadow's were pretty distinctive.

novaderrik
novaderrik Reader
6/9/10 12:47 a.m.

since Dale Sr's Goodwrench car was already shown, i'll show my 2nd favorite paint scheme:

the black and gold looks almost as good as the black and silver.

edit: i just noticed the silver and black Monte Carlo nose poking into the front of the frame..

Luke
Luke SuperDork
6/9/10 2:28 a.m.

JPS livery is my favourite.

Also, the Rothmans Escorts:

Anything sponsored by a cigarette company is automatically kinda cool, just 'cos you can't do that anymore.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
6/9/10 2:54 a.m.

I forgot drag racing's EMPI Inch Pincher:

How about Big Oly?

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
6/9/10 6:22 a.m.

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