TAG HEUER CEL­E­BRATES 50TH YEAR OF GULF’S FIRST VIC­TORY IN 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

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In 1968, sport­ing a vi­brant blue and or­ange liv­ery to re­flect its dy­namic spirit, Gulf Oil, one of the orig­i­nal ti­tans that made up pe­tro­leum’s “Seven Sis­ters”, more for­mally known as the Con­sor­tium for Iran, marked its suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship with the John Wyer Au­toma­tive team and its first big break into mo­tor­sport with the iconic Ford GT 40 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since its first vic­tory in the en­durance race, or­ange and blue have re­mained Gulf’s pri­mary rac­ing colours and are one of the most recog­nised mo­tor­sport liv­er­ies of all time. Gulf would go on to be­come the first lu­bri­cant com­pany to of­fi­cially trade­mark its rac­ing colours.

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