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Flip-flop brand to feature McLaren's halo in Australia

  • Published on 16 Mar 2018 13:42
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

McLaren has teamed up with adventurous British lifestyle brand Gandys for next week’s Australian Grand Prix. Gandys was founded by brothers Rob and Paul Forkan, who were inspired to start the brand after tragically losing both their parents in the Tsunami that affected much of southeast Asia in December 2004.

The Gandys brand began with a single flip-flop design, with its initial success enabling Rob and Paul to achieve their goal and open the first Orphans For Orphans foundation kid’s campus, in Sri Lanka in 2014.

Alongside their charitable foundation, the Gandys brothers have continued to grow the brand since its inception in 2012. Gandys introduced full menswear and womenswear collections to the brand in 2016, and continue to support Orphans For Orphans by donating 10 per cent of their profits to the foundation. The second campus was opened last year in Malawi, with plans to open more across the world.

Now, for the Australian Grand Prix, Gandys branding will feature on both McLaren cars. Today’s announcement means Gandys will become the first brand to take advantage of the unique shape of the new-for-2018 Halo cockpit protection structure, which has frequently been compared to the distinctive upper of a flip-flop.

 

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  • kngrthr

    Posts: 203

    clever..

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 14:07
  • Hepp

    Posts: 199

    It's a great fit!

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 14:26
  • boudy

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    that's ingenious. kudos to mcLaren

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 14:31
  • Hahaha

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 15:12
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    Fun gimmick.
    Hopefully this won't clash with their official "surfwear partner" ;-)

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 15:41
  • Good one from McLaren. A slap with a slipper ;)

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 17:21
  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    What's fucking with them?

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    • Mar 16 2018 - 22:59
  • RogerF1

    Posts: 480

    Do you think they come as slicks and wet weather tread plus all the in between compounds?

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    • Mar 17 2018 - 00:46
  • Freguz

    Posts: 160

    Haha finally something positive with the halo!

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    • Mar 17 2018 - 08:20
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    Yes, well done chaps!

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    • Mar 19 2018 - 10:36
  • Not sure if I would buy those flip flops, if they have the McLaren's reliability. ;)

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    • Mar 19 2018 - 18:05

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