Andy Blackmore Design at the 2019 Rolex 24

The so called off season has been a busy time with a fleet of liveries in IMSA and other series either complete, or in progress, plus the release of the IMSA Spotter Guide.

I have been fortunate to have been able to produce a number of liveries for teams which will be on display at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here is a quick summary. Full features on some of these liveries coming soon.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

#19 Moorespeed – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Moorespeed are a long term client and I have designed their liveries for a few years in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup. This year, they move up to the WeatherTech series with a new Audi R8 LMS GT3. Main sponsor Bardahl traditionally run in black and yellow. We wanted to mix it up a bit and make the car more stealth, so a mix of Gold (to tie in with the #IMSA50 celebrations) create a clean looking design which is also unique on the grid.

The livery has been well received and IMSA have used it as their flagship car to promote the Rolex24

#48 Paul Miller Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
Current Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM champion, Ryan Hardwick has commissioned me to design his liveries in the past and returned this year to create an all new look for Paul Miller Racing with Ryan’s 1st Phrom sponsorship. This was a tricky design as another (NDA) client had an identical livery brief in terms of color, for a while, so we played with a Blue and then a Black base.

As is often the case the extra variants and revisions helped to resolve the design.

 

#71 P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
I had great fun designing the Chupacabra for JC Perez and P1 Motorsport last year. The livery also ended up on multiple Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos as well as their race haulers. This became a huge fan favourite for kids which was cool We tweaked the design this year, using a graphite base and adding in a side illustration of a Chupacabra, ready to pounce. P1 Motorsports will be racing the full season of the IMSA WeatherTech championship.

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Official IMSA Spotter Guide released for Rolex24

The Official #IMSA Spotter Guide for the Rolex is now available to download on sister site,  SpotterGuides.com

Quite a few ‘first looks’ including my updated Chupacabra.

If you are going to the race, there will be printed booklets available (they went to print over the weekend, so aside from updated #9 Pfaff and #29 Land liveries, pretty much complete).

Online guide will be updated with any changes later this week.

Thanks to IMSA and almost every team for helping out. 96 illustrations including 11 of my own liveries.

MASSIVE thanks to Shea Adam and Paul Marquart for proof reading. They discovered pretty quick which I color in for a living

This was a beast to produce!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Sadly, the website continues to take a back seat with a great range of working coming in. Most of my work is with motorsport liveries and these are showcased here.

2018 is way in the past, work wise (my last ’18 livery was created back in September), and was an epic year, my most successful to date. My first 2019 design was actually in August and if all the planets line up, I will have around 15 liveries at the Roar24 and Rolex24 combined. (4 WeatherTech, 9 Michelin Pilot,  1IMSA PC)

All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, friends and the teams, sponsors and drivers who commissioned me to design these liveries, so a huge THANK YOU!

All the liveries shown have competed (or used in public, in the case of the Vancouver Canucks liveries) during 2018. A couple (the CES BMW M6 for example) were collaborations and a few are older liveries still in use today.

Also a few sponsorship proposals which never saw the light of day and a couple which are confidential with NDA etc. There were a few helmets, race haulers, race suits, t-shirt designs and vehicle styling projects along the way was well.

Signing off 2018 with wishes for a healthy, happy, fun-packed and peaceful Happy New Year.

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Ken Block’s Ford F-150 ‘Hoonitruck’

One of the best kept secret’s on the net! Earlier today, Ken Block showed off his new GYMKHANA TEN toy, the Ford F150 Hoonitruck.

This is not an ordinary 70’s Ford F150.


I was commissioned to style the vehicle (not the livery though) at the end of 2016, working with a brief and feedback from the Hoonigan team.

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2018 update ~ where did that go?

Where did the 2018 season go?  I’ve had the most amazing season, but also easily the busiest, even busier than legendary crunch time on EA games, or back to back race weekends when I was at McLaren many moons ago.

So, with the result of up to14+ cars running on an IMSA weekend in all classes, plus others, the website had to take a back seat. I had to ensure my client work were not compromised.

However, now, I’m starting to update the site so pop back and see some of the liveries I will be highlighting including the Chupacabra P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar. More soon.

Pop back tomorrow as a new project I styled for Ken Block and the Hoonigans drops on You Tube. Somehow, its stayed a secret for two years, but this teaser below might give you a clue. All I can say is its bonkers.

 

2018 WeatherTech Le Mans Spotter Guide

Its been a busy few months with liveries and Spotter Guides galore. Sadly that has resulted in a lack of updates on Andy Blackmore Design. Fear not, for the 2018 WeatherTech Le Mans Spotter Guide is available to download for free on sister site. SpotterGuides.com

The guide features all 60 entries with a huge list of info on each car down to driver grades and social media handles. The guide has been update throughout race week, which ensures this is the most up to date entry list and guide online. You can download the guides here

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I also produce the official Spotter Guides for IMSA (WeatherTech, Continental, Porsche GT3 Cup USA and Prototype Challenge) and for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships in Europe and North America. All available for free on SpotterGuides.com

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I will be bringing this site up to date during the summer months, so check back for 18months of liveries!

 

Update and North American celebrations

I have been very busy (not complaining!) the first part of the year and updates to the website has taken a back seat while I give all my clients my full attention. Post Le Mans ‘should’ be quieter.

I’m currently on vacation in the Canadian Interior (thankful for Scheduled Posts!), so I wish my fellow Canadian residents and citizens a very happy Canada Day, the 150th birthday of Canada as a country we know of today.

Also, a Happy 4th July and Independence Day to those south of the border.

Two North American racing icons. Only natural the Ford GT is decked out in the Maple Leaf as its built by Multimatic in Ontario.

You are welcome to use the above image, but please be respectful and do not crop out my logo.

 

 

Dunlop Le Mans Spotter Guide live (updated post Scrutineering)

The Dunlop Le Mans Spotter Guide for the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been released on sister site, SpotterGuides.com

Sponsored by Dunlop Motorsport (Europe), the guide features car, chassis, driver details and is updated as needed during race week. The only guide which is kept up to date in this way.

You can download the guide at www.spotterguides.com/17lm

Spotter Guides update

Been a busy few months with liveries and Spotter Guides, so updates have been less frequent on here than I would desire.

Anyway, a big update on the site in a few weeks with many of the 2017 liveries, but first off, just to let you know a number of new Spotter Guides have been released on sister-site, SpotterGuides.com

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In addition to the usual IMSA WeatherTech and Continental Spotter Guides, updated for each race weekend, I have recently released the Official IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Spotter Guide and the Official Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Spotter Guide. Both series racing this weekend at CoTA.

With these four series, a total of 13 cars will be carrying my liveries, plus a couple more I helped on a little. Pretty cool!

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New Liveries for Jeff Courtney Racing

Pirelli World Challenge Team, Jeff Courtney Racing have a new look for 2017 with two new liveries on their Maserati GT4’s.

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With different sponsors for Jeff and Fred Roberts, we chose a new unified team identity with different coloured vibrant accents.

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The distinctive bulges on the top of the front fenders carry the accents and showcases the flowing form in this area.

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The angled graphic gives a sense of speed and also allows large mass of white areas for the team sponsor.

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On the team’s 2017 debut, Jeff finished with the fastest GTS time in opening practice at Virginia International Raceway earlier today.

 

Images: Jeff Courtney Racing

AERO Paint Signature Livery Series by Andy Blackmore Design

I have been fortunate to work with one of my long standing clients, AERO paint, producing a new series of liveries, which we have named the AERO Signature series.

Going forward, this livery will showcase AERO’s products using their Satin Liquid Steel (shown below) alongside Gloss and Semi-chrome blue and red accents, flowing over the car, taking its inspiration from the sweep used in the AERO logo.

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The first car that will carry this identity is the AERO CEO, James McGuire’s Ligier JSP3. This will race in the Michelin Le Mans Cup across Europe. Run by ELMS LMP3 Champions, United Autosport, the AERO branded car will stand out at the front of the pack.

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MOUTAIN MOTORSPORT / MONSTER ENERGY LAMBORGHINI SUPER TROFEO LIVERIES

I was recently commissioned by Ryan Hardwick and business partnerDustin Farthing, to create a livery for their two car Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo entry in the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American championship. Two of four liveries in this years series.

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Dustin is a 17 time Nation and World pro-class Water sports champion. With his transition to auto-racing, his Dustin’s Huracán will feature Monster Enegery sponsorship and carry the iconic bright green accents on a Matte Black base with a cool interesting Chrome Black finish.

I chose to keep the design relatively clean and am using some of the cool form and creases of the supercar for the location of the accents.

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Rockstar Energy / Nexen Tire Toyota iM Livery for Papadakis Racing

Formula Drift Champion winning team, Papadakis Racing commissioned me earlier this year to create a new livery for their all-new Formula Drift car, the Toyota Corolla iM (Toyota Auris in some markets).

I had previously styled a number of liveries for Papadakis way back to the Team Need for Speed days when current champion Frederic Aasbo joined the team.

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With the Scion brand and the ‘tC’ model disappearing from the market place, Toyota needed to showcase a new product. The easy option would be the Toyota 86, but the 5 door iM was chosen instead.

Not your typical Formula Drift car, despite its Corolla heritage, we need to make the car stand out and look dynamic.

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While team owner Stephan Papadakis developed their own bodykit, I started work on some concepts. These first round concepts show some of the early variations. Traditionally Rockstar have busy liveries with tight corporate identity requirements, but with a design chosen, their feedback was for a cleaner livery, so working with the Marketing Director, Jen Horsey.

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Hankook Tire Formula Drift Guide launched

The  latest iteration of the Hankook Tire Spotter Guide for Formula Drift has been launched on sister site, SpotterGuides.com. In its fifth year, the guide features the eight Hankook shod cars in their year’s Formula Drift Championship which starts later today in Long Beach.

Download the guide here, or if you are at any FD event in 2017, look for the Hankook Hauler, or during the Autograph session.

Nexen Tire Formula Drift Spotter Guide launched

Nexen Tire have commissioned me to create another ‘toon’ styled Spotter Guide featuring their entries in the Pro class of the 2017 Formula Drift Championship. The guide also includes the livery I designed for Papadakis Racing

Download on the sister site, SpotterGuides.com, or if you are at the various FD events in 2017, they will be available in the paddock

New livery for Adrian Flux Subaru Racing and Team BMR

Following a successful debut season for the Subaru Levorg GT, Team BMR Racing will return to the British Touring Car Championship supported by, Adrian Flux insurance complete with a new livery.

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This was my third livery commission from Team BMR and Brand Pilot and this year and we developed the 2016 livery design which could become  interchangeable over time with different brands and colors, without diluting the look.

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Taking reference from the italic Team BMR logo, I created a graphic with various Rhomboids (slanted rectangles) across the with accented strips either side in Dark Grey or Process Blue which is a corporate color for Adrian Flux. The Darker Blue used is a deep metallic vinyl and provides a good contrast to the White base required by Subaru and the team. These graphic areas also give clear defined spaces to the partners which help visibility at speed.

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New Panoz Avezzano takes to the track

I was recently comissioned by the Panoz organisation to create a classic style livery for their new Panoz Avezzano race car which will race in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2017.
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We explored a number of avenues including recreating the original Panoz livery, which I designed way back in 1995, but in the end we went for a design which referenced the Red and White of later cars including the LMP1.

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More recently, I had designed the 2014 DeltaWing livery for Panoz.

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IMSA and Rolex 24 Design and Artwork update

The start of the 2017 North American Racing season gets underway this weekend with the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge at Daytona International Raceway and I have been busy preparing for it for months!

Livery Design

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While there are a couple I can’t talk about, I have a number of race liveries I can showcase.

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In the WeatherTech championship, my client Turner Motorsports returns with their BMW M6 GT3 in the GTD Class with a slightly updated livery in support of new sponsor Kettera.

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During 2016, I also gained a new client with Scuderia Corsa and have worked with them on various sponsorship and livery updates during the championship winning 2016.

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2017 IMSA Spotter Guide is now live

The Official 2017 IMSA Spotter Guide is now available to download at its own dedicated page at sister site, SpotterGuides.comThe guide will also be available at the events section of IMSA.com

New regs, new cars, new liveries and lots of new driver combination makes the Official Spotter Guide a must. The guide will be updated later in the week with any driver or livery additions (probably after Tech is completed). Livery wise, all except Rebellion have previously been confirmed.

If you are at the circuit, a printed guide/program will be available later in the week.

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The guide also features a number of my own liveries.

Thanks to the teams for their help with reference of the guides, to IMSA of course, the proof readers and you for downloading and sharing the guide!