This painting is of the legendary Gulf Porsche 917K, the overall winner of the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours. This race was the debut of the Gulf sponsored Porsches and it was a complete triumph with Porsche finishing 1st and 2nd. This particular 917 completed the race with no major problems and won by a margin of forty-six laps, a record that stood for seventeen years. The legendary Porsche 917 was also featured in the Steve McQueen film classic “Le Mans”.
Bruce Canepa, the owner of 917-015 is also the owner of Canepa Design. This original painting by Kelly Telfer is currently on loan to Canepa Design, in Scotts Valley, CA. If you haven’t seen the Canepa Design Museum and Restoration Shop- you should!