The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1972 #7 Lola T280

Hughes de Fierlandt,Jorge de Bagration,and Mário de Araújo Cabral 1972 #7 Lola T280

The T280 is much boxier than many of the other cars of the era. It’s not awful looking, nor is it an amazing looking car. Add a really bad shade of yellow, and a series of logos seemingly randomly placed, and a shade of blue that doesn’t really work with the shade of yellow, and you have a car that just doesn’t work. It’s not a great look, and it’s worth an F.


The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1971 #23 Porsche 917/20

Reinhold Jöst and Willi Kauhsen 1971 #23 Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig”

This is a redesigned version of the Porsche 917, known as “Der Trüffeljäger von Zuffenhausen”(The Truffelhunter of Zuffenhausen) or Pink Pig. I love the way the car design looks, and I also love the fact that there are different pork cuts painted across the whole car. It’s a bold idea, but it’s well executed, and it looks great! A

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1971 #22 Porsche 917K

Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep 1971 #22 Porsche 917K

The newer version of the Porsche 917K has two large fins on the rear, which help with aerodynamics, and unintentionally made the car look better as a result. Add in the Martini paint scheme which has looked great on every car it has ever been painted on, and you have an amazing looking car. I also like how the door numbers fit the scheme well, and aren’t printed on circles. This is a car that’s worth an A.

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1971 #17 Porsche 917LH

Jo Siffert and Derek Bell 1971 #17 Porsche 917LH

Porsche’s 917LH is a beautiful car, that has a really streamlined look. The Gulf colors make a return, and merge seamlessly with the contours of the 917LH. Add in a nice looking stripe across the sides, and you have an all around beautiful car. This is an A look.

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1970 #23 Porsche 917K

Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood 1970 #23 Porsche 917K

The Porsche 917K is a decent looking car, not as polished as the 917L. It has a decent look, but I’m not a fan of the tail design. The shade of red used is not too dark, and not too light, which doesn’t work, since darker would have worked much better. The stripes are decent, maybe a bit over done. I’ll take everything into consideration and give it a B-

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1970 #4 Lola T70 Mk. IIIB

Teddy Pilette and Gustave Gosselin 1970 #4 Lola T70 Mk. IIIB

The Lola T70 Mk. IIIB is a nice looking automobile, with really nice dimensions. This is a nice shade of red. The blue and white stripe which is across the whole center of the car works well. The only issue is the door numbers. If you have a white circle for the numbers, why is the number on a white square in front of the circle? It adds nothing, and makes the car look odd. The car would be a solid A, but with the door, it’s down to an A-

The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-1970 #3 Porsche 917L

Gérard Larrousse and Willi Kauhsen 1970 #3 Porsche 917L

Ugh! Who thought this was a good idea? Let’s take an amazing looking automobile, the Porsche 917L, give it a great shade of blue, and then paint gaudy red-yellowish flames on the sides and top. Add in one of the worst looking numbers I’ve seen on the side of a race car, and you have an awful look. I can’t give this anything more than a D-, the shade of blue keeping this car from failing.