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Joel Clark

Porsche 917K "Kurzheck"

Porsche 917K "Kurzheck"

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This Porsche 917K poster draws its inspiration from the 1970 Le Mans-winning Kurzheck coupe, which played a pivotal role in Porsche's endurance racing success. The artwork features the #23 Team Salzburg racer, the victor of the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Kurzheck, or "short tail," is a specialized version of the Porsche 917 designed for better downforce, even though it sacrifices some top speed. This adaptation proves highly effective in endurance racing, helping Porsche clinch back-to-back victories at Le Mans, beginning in 1970.

In 1970, 17 Porsche 917 cars participated in the competition, but only two of them completed the grueling race. These two cars finished in the first and second positions, with Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood driving the Salzburg red and white 917K to Porsche's inaugural overall Le Mans triumph. In 2013, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Herrmann and Attwood reunited to drive the iconic Team Salzburg red and white Porsche 917K, still bearing the Le Mans starting number #23. This moment remains etched in the memories of endurance racing enthusiasts, who consider the Porsche 917 to be one of the greatest racing cars ever created.

The 917K Kurzheck is not the sole high-downforce version of the 917; another one, designed by Robert Choulet, is known as the Langheck or "long tail." This version aimed for remarkable top speed on the Mulsanne straight, and it certainly delivered. Jackie Oliver achieved an astonishing speed of nearly 400 km/h with his Porsche 917LH, setting a speed record that stood unbroken for a considerable period.

Fine art print on 240gsm bright white matte paper. Signed and limited to 100 editions of each size. Taken from the hand-cut vinyl original artwork.

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Joel Clark

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.

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How long does it take to ship?

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

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

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

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.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. 

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

These prints tend to be on the larger side and are compatible with most ready-to-use frames.

What is your return and refund policy?

We provide a 60-day, no-questions-asked return policy for all print products, unless otherwise specified on the item. To be eligible for an exchange or refund, the products must be in the same condition as when they were received.

If you wish to initiate a return or exchange, please contact us via email. For more comprehensive information, please visit our dedicated Return Policy page on our website

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.