Porsche 917 Hippie poster print


starting at: $ 28

Porsche 917 Hippie poster print by Pete Dials.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



Psychedelic hippie livery is probably the color scheme that turns Porsche 917 into art. The story behind this particular livery for the Porsche 917 is pretty interesting. Its purple, green and white swirling colors combination is created by Anatole Lapin, then newly appointed chief designer at Porsche. He had to create color schemes for the Martini Racing team which just had purchased Porsche 917 from the factory. Instead of opting for the classic Martini-Rosso color scheme, Lapin offered a combination of purple, matt fluorescent green and white.

This #FineCarArt work was finished just a week before the competition of 24 Hours in Le Mans in 1970. 1500 spray cans were used for the hippie livery creation. Hans-Dieter Dechent from Martini Racing recalls that anyone involved in the process didn’t felt their index fingers.

Porsche 917K Hippie 1970 Glen Watkins

The hippie livery of Porsche 917 became an instant hit and even racing event organizers asked Martini Racing to enter with cars in this particular color scheme. Everybody loved the hippie Porsche 917 except Ferdinand Piech, the man behind the 917 project. He said that a racing car should be white.

Now you can feel the spirit of the hippie beast Porsche 917, beautifully created by Peter Dials and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.


Peter Dials is a full-time Graphic Designer and part-time artist with degrees in Fine Art and Graphic Design.  Peter’s passion for the automobile stretches back to his childhood, with his first word being “car.”  As a child, he was always drawing cars but as he got older his art interests entered the fine arts and abstract painting.  However, his passion for automobiles and racing never left.  He was fortunate enough to grow up near the iconic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where he was able to get up-close and personal with race cars that fueled his passion.  He now spends his time at Mid-Ohio tracking his own car when the opportunity arises.

Peter has now returned to “drawing” cars stemming from his passion in racing and his interest in the graphic design of racing liveries.  His focus has been on creating illustrations of iconic liveries and the cars they were applied to.  Peter focuses on the shape, lines, colors, and shadows to create a clean and simplistic but eye-catching illustration.  Peter also creates detailed illustrations of whatever car inspires him at the time.


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Additional information


Large – 37 x 28 inches | 95 x 70 cm, Medium – 28 x 20 inches | 70 x 50 cm, Mini – 12 x 10 inches | 30 x 24 cm, Small – 20 x 16 inches | 50 x 40 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

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

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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