Pent­house Ri­zla

Fast Car - - Fc Tech: Wraps -

James Hunt is one of the all-time mo­tor­sport leg­ends. We’re un­likely to see his kind again, as he rep­re­sents the very an­tithe­sis of what a mod­ern sports­man is. To­day’s rac­ing driv­ers have supremely bal­anced di­ets and ex­er­cise regimes, they have early nights, they have to be care­ful be­cause the spon­sors are al­ways watch­ing. Back in the 1970s, James Hunt liked booz­ing in the pits, al­ways had a cig­gie on the go, and if you couldn’t find him it was be­cause he was busy shagging ev­ery dolly-bird in the vicin­ity. So of course his team, Hes­keth, had the name of a porn mag on their race car! What else would you ex­pect? The Hes­keth 308E of 1977 ac­tu­ally de­buted two years af­ter Hunt left and signed with McLaren, but his play­boy spirit clearly lived on; the car had the Pent­house name slathered all over it, along with im­ages of al­lur­ingly re­clin­ing young ladies, and for good mea­sure they slapped the Ri­zla name on it too. Com­bin­ing two of Hunt’s favourite things; they should have gone for the triple and called it Pent­house-Ri­zlaand-loads-of-Cham­pagne.

Pic­ture cour­tesy of Brian Snel­son

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