- Feb 7, 2007
Porsche's Martini Racing collection leaves us stirred, not shaken
Martini Racing is easily among the most iconic motorsport sponsors of all time. Their instantly recognizable dark-blue, light-blue and red striping have appeared on Fords, Alfas, Lancias and just about everything else on the track, in the dirt and in the water. After several years' hiatus, the Italian spirit and liquor brand made a comeback with a minor sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari last year. Carlos Reutemann, Riccardo Patrese, Colin McRae, Mario Andretti and Michael Schumacher have all driven under the Martini Racing banner. But before all of them, Martini went with Porsche on the track like it goes with gin in the glass.
To commemorate (and capitalize on) the 35-year partnership between the two iconic companies, Porsche Design has graced us with a new line of merchandise. It includes t-shirts, polos, jackets, caps and belts with the distinctive Martini striping. Far from the usual standard issue with patches sewn on, the Porsche Design Martini Racing collection features unique designs and distinctive products that would make for a great addition to the collection of any Porschephile, vintage racing fanatic or style-conscious enthusiast.
Now who said that nostalgia isn't what it used to be?
[Source: Porsche Design/Martini Racing]