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Jochen Paesen

Porsche 917 #20

Porsche 917 #20

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Is it the strange shape or the breath-taking power features? Maybe it's the striking blue and orange livery? We can't say for sure what makes our love for Porsche 917 Gulf poster art that strong. We always have a place in our hearts for one more Porsche art piece. This one is created by the talented Jochen Paesen.

Black and white period photography of the Porsche 917 on the track

This Porsche 917 Gulf Livery poster is nothing but captivating

The Porsche 917 story is one of the most interesting automotive tales ever told. Porsche progresses steadily at Le Mans, but they lack both the funds and the technology to join the top tier competitors like Ferrari and Ford. The 917 project is possible only thanks to the contradictory business magnate Ferdinand Piech. Later on he takes the blame (less or more) for the VW diesel mishaps.

Back in the late '60s Mr Piech secures 2/3 of the project funding as payment from VW. He is willing to promote their air-cooled engine. But it's the absolute excellence of the Porsche engineers that makes 917 successful. With less than ten months to go before the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche sets out to design the new vehicle. This project represents the most significant step in their racing history and no design or engineering mistakes are allowed at any stage.

Failure leads to success

Unfortunately, Porsche 917 doesn't work as well on the racing track as planned on the drawing boards. The car is extremely unstable at a high speed and a driver loses his life at 1969 Le Mans competition. The following 1970 season turns out to be not just victorious but also glorious for the Porsche team. During preseason tests, the engineers of JWA Gulf Racing discover that a 917 Can-Am has significantly better handling thanks to its short tail. Porsche picks up on this golden idea and produces a bunch of new and shortened tails. The Kurzheck or Porsche 917K begins its glorious life.

Steve Mcqueen driving the Porsche 917

It is Steve McQueen who sends the vehicle among the car stars. Porsche 917 Gulf #20 makes a major appearance in his epic Le Mans movie. Now we have the pleasure to share with you this Porsche 917 Gulf #20 poster, created by Jochen Paesen and skilfully printed by Simply Petrol.

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Jochen Paesen

Belgian born Jochen spent his youth in several countries. Having lived in Belgium, South Africa, France, England and The Netherlands, he currently resides in Germany. This constant change combined with his love for travel serves as continuous inspiration for his creativity.

As a Designer, art and photography are never far away and Jochen’s passion extends beyond his job into his spare time. He is interested in all things revolving around cars and motorsport. Jochen’s artwork relies on the classic car design tools, pen, paper and marker. With this, he captures each subject in its essence to create pure, dreamy yet detailed drawings. His photography captures a moment in time, emitting energy, a love for detailing and portraying speed and adrenaline in a still image.

Jochen is the Head of Interior Design for KIA. Prior to this Jochen was Director of Deisign for NIO, Head of Interior Design for BMWi. During his time at BMW and BMW M he worked as Interior Design Project Leader for the new 7-series (G11/12) and M4GTS. As a designer he has worked on the 6-series (F12/13) and was the lead designer of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept (Concept Car of the year 2009) amongst other projects. Before joining BMW, Jochen worked for Volkswagen. 

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Standard shipping within the EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

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For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

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Popular sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, and 40x28 inches. 

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