kazoospec SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 6:44 a.m.

EDIT: Can't believe we got to page 3 without this.

STM317 Dork
Aug. 17, 2017 7:00 a.m.
The0retical wrote: The Rod Millen 4 Rotor AWD RX-7 Pikes Peak car Mazda livery. It's so 80s it hurts.

Probably the only time I've seen Panasports on a trailer...

Also, where was the fuel tank in that car, because there's not even a floor in the rear

Mike SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 7:10 a.m.

Karacticus HalfDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:10 a.m.

In reply to fasted58:

I always liked that scheme on the TR7s

Appleseed MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:35 a.m.
Mike wrote:

Hell yeah! Masami Hirosaka.

Two_Tools_In_a_Tent New Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 10:54 a.m.

So THAT'S what a lowly TR7 Coupe can look like? I never thought that I would ever say this about a Triumph TR7, but that's a pretty good looking car.

Trans_Maro PowerDork
Aug. 17, 2017 10:57 a.m.

Auto Union:

The0retical SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 11:09 a.m.
STM317 wrote:
The0retical wrote: The Rod Millen 4 Rotor AWD RX-7 Pikes Peak car Mazda livery. It's so 80s it hurts.

Probably the only time I've seen Panasports on a trailer...

Also, where was the fuel tank in that car, because there's not even a floor in the rear

Great now I want to put Panasports on a trailer.

Here's where the fuel cell sits:

Speedhunters has two really good articles about the history and restoration of the car.

Restoration

Feature

kazoospec SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 11:17 a.m.

OK, got to put up one more. This is a favorite not because the scheme is extra-ordinary, but Gilmore was a smallish chain of local dealerships around my home town. Still strikes me as cool/sad that at one time a local business could afford to support a motorsports team at the highest levels.

slantvaliant UltraDork
Aug. 17, 2017 2:21 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: My favorite race liveries weren't on cars.

I always thought that So Cal Speed Shop's livery was an homage to the GeeBee's:

slantvaliant UltraDork
Aug. 17, 2017 2:28 p.m.

Back to basics:

Here's one I could probably apply myself:

Toebra HalfDork
Aug. 17, 2017 2:36 p.m.

Simple, orange

rwdsport Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 3:34 p.m.

Gulf, Martini and JPS are always eye catching classics. Out of modern liveries the Worthouse S15 twins have caught my eye:

Stefan MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 3:49 p.m.

In reply to rwdsport:

Except that's not racing, that's Drifting, slightly different thing.

Good looking livery though!

I kinda like some of the 80's sedan racers:

If I adapt this to my Porsche 924 widebody, would people be appreciative or confused?

I still kinda want to adapt this livery to my Focus RS:

The0retical SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 4:30 p.m.

Forgot to add my runner ups:

Falken is a classic:

Calsonic Blue, I have floated the idea of repainting the SWMBO's X-Terra with it. I wonder how bad she would wound me if I went through with it... I bet it would be worth it though.

adam525i New Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 5:11 p.m.

Not sure what my favorite is but this has to be up there after Jacques took the championship in 97.

It's looks good on other cars too

Porsche 917's seemed to have great livery's as well, I think that was a generally good era as there were less (no) sponsors on each car so a more uniform theme could be done.

Adam

mazdeuce MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 5:14 p.m.

I need a race van.

LanEvo Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 5:20 p.m.

Going back to the original DTM era, I like the green and white Debis cars (190E 2.5-16 Evo II) driven by Michael Schumacher and (I think) Roland Asche.

I also like anything Layton House, just because aquamarine is such a whacked-out color for a race car!

Aug. 17, 2017 7:33 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: I need a race van.

You have one

The0retical SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 10:00 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce:

Do Panasports come in 20s? You should do that.

MINIzguy Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 10:10 p.m.

Even with all its shady background I love it

sesto elemento SuperDork
Aug. 18, 2017 11:33 a.m.

sesto elemento SuperDork
Aug. 18, 2017 11:37 a.m.

aircooled MegaDork
Aug. 18, 2017 11:49 a.m.

Well, if we are allowing non-cars, there are a lot of pretty cool air race liveries. I always liked:

The F104 was nice also:

I have also always like the old Bardahl racers:

mad_machine MegaDork
Aug. 18, 2017 10:29 p.m.

Still a big fan of the graphics on the Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo when they went racing in Group 5 before they had sponsorship

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