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These Honda Formula 1 shirts ooze old-school cool

Celebrating the automaker’s first return to the sport

Honda gave Formula 1 another shot in 1983. PHOTO FROM VINTAGE CULTURE

Formula 1 is a team sport. Like many of its kind, it’s inevitable that fans will end up purchasing branded merchandise as a sign of support for their favorite outfits. Now, if you want to buy something Honda-related that isn’t a watch, your only choice would be to get something from either Red Bull’s or AlphaTauri’s official stores.

But if you’re an F1 history nerd (much like Sebastian Vettel is) or a longtime fan of the sport, you might want to consider checking out Vintage Culture’s collection.

These colors were sported by Spirit Racing during the 1983 season. PHOTOS FROM VINTAGE CULTURE

It’s not often you get to see a rerelease of last season’s merch, but being able to buy something official that’s inspired by a much-older season is quite unusual. The year 1983 actually marks Honda’s first reentry into F1 (as an engine supplier) after withdrawing at the end of 1968. The company has exited and reentered the sport multiple times since then, and we’re going to see it go out once more this season after powering Red Bull and AlphaTauri cars.

Your City will probably receive 5hp more output with this sticker. PHOTO FROM VINTAGE CULTURE

So, while there isn’t that much retro-inspired clothing compared to those from modern times, these vintage-look wearables (and one sticker) have an air of classiness and nostalgia about them. If you’re upset about yesterday’s very short Belgian Grand Prix like we were, consider getting F1 merchandise as retail therapy.

Check out Vintage Culture’s Honda collection here.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.