The Driver Suit BlogThrowback Thursday-1968 #33 Porsche 908

Jochen Neerpasch and Rolf Stommelen 1968 #33 Porsche 908

While a lighter green doesn’t always work, with this Porsche 908. The car itself has a streamlined look, and the white works well across the whole car. The green front and green tail are a nice touch, and the colors work well together. I also have a soft spot for the vintage logos visible on the sides. It’s a beautiful car, and I’ll give it an A.


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1968 #24 Matra MS630

Johnny Servoz-Gavin and Henri Pescarolo 1968 #24 Matra MS630

The Matra MS630 is a car that looks a lot like current Daytona Prototypes, and that’s not a bad thing. It does look a little odd without a tail, but that’s forgivable. While I like the shade of blue used here, the green stripe on the front is a different story. Green is a difficult color to use in auto racing, and this shade of green is a little too light. The green is reminiscent of the Seattle Seahawks original uniforms, which worked, but the blue is too dark. All things considered, I’ll give it a C-

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1968 #9 Ford GT40 Mk. I

Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi 1968 #9 Ford GT40 Mk. I

If the 1960’s Le Mans had a signature look, it is this sky blue Ford GT40 Mk. I. The dark red front, and stripe across the car is an amazing look, and add a great number design, and iconic Gulf logos, and some cool looking horseshoes, and you have a look that will transcend the race, and is ingrained in the minds of vintage car lovers everywhere. This look can’t get anything lower than an A.


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1967 #3 Ford GT40 Mk. IV

Mario Andretti and Lucien Bianchi 1967 #3 Ford GT40 Mk. IV

While I like the overall look of the GT40 Mk.IV, this is not a great color. The hood stripe is interrupted, which is visually distracting. The side design has an odd curved stripe, which is also visually distracting, even though it follows the contour of the car. Gone is the great, simple Ford GT40 stripe, and in is a series of stripes that don’t look good. Add in the bad shade of red, and you have a C+ look.


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1966 #5 Ford GT40 Mk. II

Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson 1966 #5 Ford GT40 Mk. II

Metallic gold is a great color for race cars, and this car is no exception. Putting metallic gold on the GT40 Mk.II, which is already an amazing car to look at results in one amazing look. The white stripes provide a nice contrast on the sides, and I also like the designs around the headlights. Another A look for the GT40!


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1965 #1 Ford GT40 Mk. II

Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren 1965 #1 Ford GT40 Mk. II

The car itself has a rocket-like appearance, and the off-white is a good look. I also like the black stripes, and the black hood. The outlines of the doors give it a spaceship like look, and while I’m not sure it was intentional, it does add to the overall appearance. The car numbers work well with this look. It is an A look for sure.


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1963 #24 Ferrari 250 GTO

Jean Blaton and Gerhard Langlois van Ophem 1963 #24 Ferrari 250 GTO

The most well-known and well respected of the cars that carry the GTO name, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO has a great look to it. There is one thing though, those white stripes under the headlights are unnecessary, and visually distracting. Still, it’s a great look, and I’ll give it an A-