Felix Petrol/Guy Allen is one particular item of illustrative choice at shotdeadinthehead.com.
The Octane readers amongst you may recognise the name Felix Petrol, the well-respected cartoonist whose pieces take their respective micks out of the automotive community and its key players.
Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find another name, Guy Allen, Felix’s non-Octane alter-ego and shotdeadinthehead contributing artist. Now we’ve given you many thread inspirations over the past few years with a quirky theme or a satirical twist, but the mugs, t-shirts and iPad cases offered here provide what any self-respecting petrolhead is looking for: cars.
Among Felix Allen’s collection for instance you will find a BMW CSL, an Alfa Romeo GTA and the incomparable Ford GT40 as well as the Lotus 49 – derivatives of which helped take Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt to their respective titles in 1968 and 1970 – the 24 Hours of Le Mans dominating Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 312, weapon of choice for John Surtees, Jacky Ickx and Chris Amon among others between 1966-69. For motoring and motorsport enthusiasts keen to extend their short-sleeved wardrobes, you’re well catered for with these legends.