What’s the greatest motorsports livery ever raced?

imageThose of you who follow motorsports will probably agree with me that racecar livery is quite important. No, not important in the go-fast sense, but rather by making the car stand out. Many liveries have even become iconic over the years, such as the John Player Special colours from Lotus’ Formula 1 team, or the Martini Racing warpaint featured on all sorts of cars over the years. So, that got me thinking: what’s your favourite racing livery?

Note: I wrote this post from my BlackBerry PlayBook, with all related research and photo-hunting done there as well. I have to say I’m extremely pleased with the device!

I hate to be a cliche, but I have to admit: I’m a sucker for Gulf livery personally. Sure, it’s been overused by practically everyone at this point, but somehow it still manages to look ever so elegant. The eye-catching orange stripe, combined with the light blue paint, makes for a genuinely beautiful livery – no matter what car you put it on. Perhaps that’s why it’s used so much. But no matter how much use it gets, I’ll always be a fan of it – though I have to admit, I think it looks best on the Ford GT40 that made it so famous in the first place.

Image Credit: Andreas Welch | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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