SLR McLaren With Gulf Livery Gets Ticketed, Owner Doesn't Care

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Photo: TheStradMan/YouTube
This is not the first time that we find a Mercedes-Benz wearing what is arguably the most popular racing livery in the history of motorsport, but this is certainly the first one whose owner is surprisingly against being watched by tons of people.
We say this because, despite the fact that he is driving one of the most look-at-me cars in Beverly Hills, he is very shy about being filmed by YouTube user and car-spotter TheStradman.

It's not like he owns a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with a ginormous hood, butterfly doors and a baby blue and papaya orange exterior, because nobody would ever want to photograph or film something like that, right?

Getting back to the Gulf Livery, some of you might cry “blasphemy!” at any car sporting it, apart from a Ford GT 40 or a Porsche 917, but the truth is that we don't have enough fingers to count every car that has at one point raced under the Gulf Oil color.

In other words, while most people associate it with the Ferrari-killer from Ford and Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from the movie “Le Mans”, we see the blue and orange livery more like a “free for all” look, but maybe that's just us.

What we really want to see is a modern Le Mans race car wearing the colors though. Sadly, that is simply impossible as the Gulf Oil company has been corporate raided and then controversially merged by force with Chevron in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, we are stuck with supercars wearing various versions of the famed livery simply to draw attention on the streets, which is not that bad but not that great either.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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