Duncan Hamilton & Co. will be unveiling on February 2 a new collection of stunning racing cars, courtesy of Chairman Adrian Hamilton. The display, entitled the ROFGO Gulf Collection by Duncan Hamilton, includes 14 of the most prominent cars that competed in the colors of Gulf Oil.
Twelve of these cars are being displayed on February 2-6 at Retromobile, which is considered an annual festival of classic road and competition cars at Porte de Versailles, Paris. Parading 45 years of experience handling the purchase and sale of some of the finest historic road and competition cars in the world, Adrian Hamilton was able to locate and acquire these cars in just two years.
These cars – produced between 1967 and 2010 – include examples of iconic racing cars, many of which were piloted by racing legends. Interestingly, all of these 14 iconic cars were sponsored by Gulf Oil, as evidenced by their unmistakable livery that relives memories the challenges and wins at Le Mans, Spa Francorchamps and other competitions.
Adrian Hamilton remarked that his career had involved dealing several remarkable cars like the Mercedes-Benz 196 Grand Prix car, nine Ferrari 250 GT0s, 20 GT40s, seven Porsche 917s and a number of Jaguar C and D-Types.
He, however, noted that only a few projects – like the Retromobile collection – have been enjoyable and satisfying. He added that it was a huge privilege to be able to build a unique and lasting tribute to Gulf Oil, which he described as one of the greatest names in motor sport.