At Corio Design we continue our 30+ year’s tradition of designing and creating original styled racing stripes, the way they were done from the beginning.
Racing stripes, also called "Le Mans" stripes, were originally applied to race cars to help identify them on the field during races, as well as help the driver realign a spun-out car with the track.
Beginning in 1951, racing stripes were applied to the Cunningham team's race cars. Usually two parallel blue stripes running from front to rear in the center of the white. Today, the traditional FIA registered US Racing colors of a white body and blue chassis dates back from when racing cars had the chassis exposed. The two blue stripes were a symbolic echo of the chassis colors.
At Corio Design we continue this tradition! We apply racing stripes to road cars; Cobras, Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes, Chargers, Challengers, Ferraris, Porsches, and many other sports, muscle and race cars.
Racing stripes may include one or more stripes on the hood, roof, trunk and on the sides. They were sometimes referred to as "go-faster stripes". In 1996 a pair of 8-inch wide stripes were used on the Dodge Viper GTS, starting a revival of the fashion. They are sometimes referred to as "Viper Stripes".