A very high quality GULF Porsche World Champion badge! Chrome plated die struck copper and enamel. This badge wood look good on any Porsche and is a reminder of a great episode in racing history!
The Porsche works team was actually outsourced to John Wyer Automotive, a highly successful and well proven english racing outfit who had performed very well in previous years, also with GULF sponsoring, and Ford GT40´s. The 917 took the world sportscar championship title in 1970 and 1971. The badge has the name on the circuits were the cars won on them as well as the flags representing the drivers who drove them. The drivers were Pedro Rodriguez, Leo Kinnunen, Brien Redman and Jo Siffert.
Motorsports enthusiasts will never forget the Porsche 917 which when it came into service for both Porsche and other racing teams, and once fully sorted out, was so much more effective and faster than all other cars on the starting grids in the World Sportscar Championship at the time!
Just look at the 917 in action at Watkins Glen in 1970! When these cars were first tested they reached terrifying speeds, but were by several drivers reported to be highly unstable and very dangerous. Some driveres even refused to race them. However after aerodynamics was sorted out, the cars were to prove themselfes unbeatable in the hands of top drivers like for example Pedro Rodriguez.