James Hunt and Hesketh 308 art print


starting at: $ 45

James Hunt and Hesketh 308 at Monaco GP fine car art by Joel Clark.

Signed, limited Giclee art print on 240 gsm matt paper.



He is undoubtedly one of the most interesting F1 drivers of all times. More playboy than racer he was real life legend. His rivalry with Niki Lauda was beautifully recreated in the Rush movie. The story of a hard-living and fast-driving playboy James Hunt that once bedded 35 British Airways flight attendants and his Champion title defending and humble yet methodic contender Niki Lauda is really fascinating.

The lifestyle of James Hunt was filled with booze, weed, drugs and lot of girls. You can do nothing but wonder how he managed to be so good at the racing track after everything he caused to himself. Oddly enough, his first team in Formula 1 was Hesketh Racing. It was a short-lived team founded by Lord Thomas Hesketh; a Brit with more money than God. Hesketh Racing lifestyle was filled with champagne and first-class hotels stay even for the mechanics. As the team began to experience some success it established so-called Leisure Division to ensure it was always stocked with wine, women, Rolls-Royces, helicopter and a yacht.

Believe it or not, even Lord Hesketh`s money were not endless variable. That’s why he moved in McLaren even though he didn’t agree to dress suits for social and sponsor`s events. James Hunt kept the most desired sponsorship property on his racing overall booked with its own tag stating “Sex, Breakfast of Champions” which later was changed for “Sex is a performance thing”.

The Hesketh 308 racer depicted by this art is the car that gave James Hunt his first F1 win in season 1975 at the Dutch Grand Prix. This car was based on March chassis and was powered by Ford-Cosworth V8 engine. Even though the car was really fast it was tremendously unreliable. Transmission failures were more than common.

This very James Hunt art is created by Joel Clark with his unique technique of hand cut vinyl. At Simply Petrol we are more than happy to give you access to this exceptional art, created by an intriguing artist.

Joel Clark car art

His love of Motorsport, and anything-on-wheels, stretches back to childhood and growing up near to Silverstone. Joel`s father would take him to vintage race meets throughout the 80’s, resulting in his obsession with cars and bikes

Upon leaving school, Joel took a job designing and making vinyl stickers for race teams, with a Sign maker based at the circuit. This is where he learnt the skill of ‘hand-cutting’ vinyl. However Joel soon decided to go to Art College and 6 years later, left to pursue a career as a Creative in Advertising – working in some of the world’s biggest agencies.

Since leaving Advertising in 2014, he has now gone full-circle and returned to the unique skill Joel learnt back at Silverstone in 1990. Now he hands cut the vinyl to create artworks of cars. This use of vinyl gives Joel`s original pieces a totally unique finish to that of the actual car he is depicting. And when applied to helmets and body-panels, the results turn real objects into surreal pop art sculptures.

Up to date, Joel Clark is the only artist using hand cut vinyl as a medium – therefore his artworks are a truly unique and original offering. At Simply Petrol we are more than happy to share with you the art of this stunning automotive artists in the form of beautiful posters and art prints.


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Medium – 16.5 x 23.4 inches | 42 x 60 cm, Small – 11.7 x 16.5 inches | 30 x 42 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

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3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

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