Porsche Pink Pig: Models, mugs, art, banks, more

The Porsche Pink Pig, also known as the 917/20, sported unique experimental aerodynamics developed with the French company SERA. It featured widened bodywork designed to give more downforce with better top speed. The car was ungainly to say the least. Some said it looked like a pig.

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Motorsport art by Last Corner

Motorsport art by Last Corner defines attractive and inexpensive motorsport art posters matching iconic race cars and the tracks that made them great.

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Gulf Racing models in 1:43 scale

The relationship between Gulf Oil and John Wyer began in 1966 when Gulf VP Grady Davis purchased a Ford GT40. So began what became the most iconic sponsorship in motorsport history.

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Other art car models in 1:43 scale

Let’s define art cars as vehicles used as a blank canvas for artistic decoration to draw attention. Most commonly, this is used for advertising and marketing purposes. High art on the original BMW art cars got noticed by the upper-income consumers BMW was working hard to attract as a “luxury” brand. This is about the not BMW art cars.

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Motorsport art by Yuriy Shevchuk

Artist Yuriy Shevchuk captures the beauty of the cars, the essence of a moment in a great race and the atmosphere of the event surrounding it.

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Art of the LeMans 24 hour race

LeMans is a cathedral of motorsport. Spectators feel it from the time they enter the main gate. The impressive pits, the Dunlop bridge, ferris wheel, Rolex clock, massive stands. Spend 24 hours here and visions dance in your head of great races and race cars past.

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The CMC Bugatti T35 France, Monaco 1930

The CMC Bugatti T35 is widely recognized as a fantastic piece of 1/18th scale modeling. Exquisite materials and finish make this a must-have for your collection. Some years back, I spent an entire weekend at Lime Rock’s Vintage Festival staring at a full-size Bugatti T35 just feet away.

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Dirty model cars in 1/43 scale

You can find many dirty models in 1/43 scale. Most are LeMans or rally cars. However, it’s the endurance cars we feature here. You’ll notice three distinctly different techniques for showing the effects of a 24 hour race. All merit a close look.

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Vintage gas station clocks for your car cave

Vintage gas station clocks have long been desirable for their functional retro art style. You’ll find the originals at auto swap meets., but if you don’t have the time for the hunt, look into reproduction clocks. Most are lit; some have neon lighting. Subject matter includes gas, oil, current and vintage car makers.

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Gas, oil & car company signs for your car cave

Petrol heads have been collecting and displaying vintage gas, oil and car company signs in their garages and offices for years. The truly old, original ones are huge and carry huge price tags too. Throw in hard to find, and for most folks, well….forget it.

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