Thanks to Nissan and NISMO, the 24H Le Mans Spotter Guide returns for 2015 and will be available on SpotterGuides.com from 5th June. Version 2 will be released after Scrutineering.
The guide will feature all 56 cars,driver, team and engine details along with FIA driver grading, Twitter handles, tyres and even which Garage each team will be located in*. In addition the popular third sheet will include a timetable, map and helpful links and is the perfect tool for watching at the circuit or from home. If you have a suggestion for more information, drop me a line.
We WILL be the most up to date visual guide available anywhere. No point having an out of date Spotter Guide.
Huge thanks to Nissan for partnering with the guide. Make sure you follow their Twitter Account @NISMO
Two Sportscar Spotter Guides have just been released on sister site, SpotterGuides.com, ahead of this weekend’s action in the US and Belgium.
The NISMO Spotter Guide for the WEC 6hrs of Spa Francorchamps. This guide features fullÂ car, team,driver and class details in addition to Twitter handles and the all important ACO/FIA Driver rankings. No other guide is as up to date or features so much detail!
The Official IMSA Spotter Guide for the Continental Tires Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has also been released. This three page guide features all the TUDOR entries along with leading forty Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge entries.
The Speedhunters ‘Maximum Attack’ Scion FR-S which I designed for Speedhunters and top car builder, Keith Charvonia has been on the show circuit recently but made a quick stop off at Jay Leno’s Garage a couple of weeks ago. Keith was able to present the car in detail and give it a quick run on the outskirts of LA. Pretty cool to see one of my designs on Jay’s internet show.
The Scion Tuner Challenge is an annual competition where three car builders face off to build the ultimate car in 90 days and $15000 with the winner chosen at SEMA. We developed a concept around the theme of a track-day racer, married with the heritage of Japanese tin top racers in North America in the 70’s, paying particular homage to the TRD Toyota Celicas which dominated the GTO and GTU classes of IMSA in the 80’s.
You can follow the design process of the Scion HERE, or hop over to Speedhunters where Keith is posting a multi-post build diary.
HPA Motorsports Inc. are a local VAG Specialist and are well known for their Volkswagen builds. They have previously won SEMA Sony Gran Turismo awards and the first people to bring the original VW Golf R32 and now the Scirocco to North America.
This year, they decided to enter the Pirelli World Challenge in the TC (touring) class. They only had a couple of months to get everything ready, built up, organise and structure a race team.
Quite a tall order….oh and the also had to find someone to do design their team identity, if only there was someone less than 1km away….
As a build and parts business, the idea from the outset was to show-off these parts with a cut-away graphic. Combined with a ripped graphic, pulled from their Corporate Identity, I’m very proud of this one and it was enjoyable to be so hands on. Expertly wrapped by 37inc.ca
Also designed much of their team gear including race-suits and pit crew shirts. Continue Reading
I have been commissioned to produce some new artwork for IMSA merchandise for 2015 following a successful run last year. Here is a quick run down of whats on offer at the track, or at the online store. More items to follow during the year.
The shirt is is my favourite design and something I haven’t illustrated before, a short comic strip. It is as if it a younger fan is imagining racing the GTLM cars in a few years time. Complete with approved IMSA Radio commentary!
You can buy this youth comic strip shirt online HERE
The 2015 NISMO Spotter Guides for the World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series event at Silverstone are now available to download on our new dedicated WEC and ELMS. This link will remain the same for the season.
The guide is available in PDF and JPG format and will be updated prior to each event.
Thanks to NISMO for their support of the guides. Without their assistance, the guides wouldn’t exist.
SpotterGuides.com also offer a Formula One guide, 2015 Racing Wall Planner and from next week, the Official TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Guide for Long Beach.
The Official Spotter Guide for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge is now available on my other site, SpotterGuides.com, or from the event section of IMSA.com
For 2015, we are reverting to the traditional 11×17 Landscape Guide online. For the larger races this consists of three pages which will feature all the car, team and driver details to all the entries in the TUDOR Championship. New for 2015, we are also including the leading 40 entries for the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. When space allows we will also include the race schedule. The guide will be updated for each race and will be available on the Monday of race week.
BimmerWorld Racing will enter their fifth year running ‘Andy Blackmore Design’ liveries in the 2015 Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. After almost a decade of racing with the E90 chassis, team owner James Clay has upgraded both his entries to their in-house design BMW 328i Turbocharged F30 chassis.
Originally introduced during 2013, complete with an all-new BimmerWorld Racing look, the team have been developing the F30 chassis alongside their older E90 racers. This year, the two entries sport different liveries, but retain a collective look but using similar graphic devices and color-breaks.
The #81 chassis retains the new BimmerWorld Racing look, with a tweak in coloration to tie-up with their new corporate graphics.
Turner Motorsporthave announced they will defend their GTD Class title in 2015, returning for a full season of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. After a challenging debut in the series in 2014, the team bounced back to win the GTD Class Championship. Turner were the first team worldwide to win a major championship with the BMW Z4 GT3.
For 2015, Turner will compete in the TUDOR series and the Pirelli World Challenge. More news on the PWC program and liveries soon.
I was recently contracted by Electronic Arts and their Speedhunters car culture blog to design the look of their entry in the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA in November. The car builder is Keith Charvonia who built one of the stars of the show, a Kaiser, back in 2012 and has been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage web-video series.Â We have less than 90 days and a $10,000 pot of gold to transform the car.
TheTeam Need for Speed RTR-X, which was a monumental project for Vaughn Gittin Jr. and I along with the many many dedicated people who brought it to fruition. Team Need for Speed has just released this video by Will Roegge which provides some insight into how the RTR-X project came about.
Paddy McGrath of PCMG has just published this awesome photo-shoot of the Team Schubert Need for Speed BMW Z4 GT3 at Silverstone. Paddy was the first photographer to shoot at the new Silverstone Wing Complex.
Based in the Republic of Ireland, Paddy is a total Petrolhead and also covers the British Isles. Hire him. You wont be disappointed.
Andy recently attended the Nurburgring 24 Hours as part of the Speedhunters/Team Need for Speed crew. Andy has been working with Aston Martin and their driver Pete Cate on a exclusive look into the stunning Aston Martin V12 Zagato here.
You can some of Andy’s other posts and images with fellow Speedhunters, Paddy McGrath and JereonÂ Willemsem, from the event here
Andy’s Spotter Guide are available for personalisation, PR and marketing campaign. Once such example is this Le Mans Prototype guide, commissioned by Lola Group. The guide is featured in their Le Mans Media Guide and also a small run of Posters for employees of the Group.
A great example of how you can use tailor the guides to fit your marketing plans. Please contact Andy for more information.
Powered by Nissan, the 2011 Guide is now released and features every car in this years race. The guide will be updated during the week to ensure you have the very latest Spotter Guide.
The Guide is massively popular with over 55,000 downloads in the last two years. With our partnerships with Nissan, Radio Le Mans, DailySportsCar, SpeedTV and others, we hope to spread the word further.
Will Roegge and DC Chavez produced this awesome video of Team Need for Speed winning the Recent Dubai 24hours. Andy was fortunate to attend this event and he believes they captured the ambiance of the event perfectly.
In the video you can see the car livery and Alpinestars race suit which Andy designed.