News – BMW Z4 GT3 models released

German Model maker, Minichamps has recently launched their two Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 racecars from the 2010 Nurburgring 24Hrs. Both liveries were designed by Andy Blackmore and feature the now iconic asymetric Team Need for Speed livery.

Minichamps and Spark Models will also be producing the 2011 cars, complete with wireframe livery and ABD branding on the boot!

PCMG photoshoot of Team NFS Corolla.

Irish photographer, Paddy McGrath has just published an cool photoshoot of Darren McNamara’s Team Need for Speed MCN Sport Toyota Corolla Drift car, one of the most extreme Drift cars in Europe.


I originally designed the livery last year during production of Need for Speed Shift 2. This was a car which appeared virtually before the real car.

Take a look at Paddy’s shoot here

Fantastic imagery as usual from Paddy.

News – Tyler McQuarrie Mobil 1/ GoPro Camaro

Tyler McQuarrie made his debut as team owner this past weekend in the opening round of the 2012 Formula Drift Championship with the ex Gardella Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

Tyler contacted me after Gary Gardella recommended me to him in the closed season. We were able to work in the Go-Pro and Mobil 1 Sponsorship with a Gloss Black and Matte White design which continues the theme from the Gardella machine in 2011. Mobil 1 also used my original artwork for stickers at the opening round.

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News – Zimmermann BMW M3 wide body

I was fortunate to work on Eric Zimmermann’s new BMW M3 E46 wide body build, which is currently in construction at Bimmerworld. The car is scheduled to make its debut towards the end of the year in the North American BMW CCA Club Racing Series.

This was a great livery to work with with a relatively clean piece of (digital) paper to work from. The brief was to design a striking livery.

News – Team Aon enter the World Touring Car Championship

Arena International, the team behind the Team Aon Ford Focus team were one of my first clients back in 1994 and I was able to work with the team again on their 2012 campaign in the World Touring Car Championship.


With new sponsors including Laser Tools, we designed a new livery for this season leaving the Airbrushed Blue and White look behind.

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News – Liveries return for 2012

I am fortunate in that a number of my race liveries return for 2012. In Formula Drift, Papadakis Racing and Fredric Aasbo retain their asymmetric Team Need for Speed livery with the car now in its correct Fluorescent Red. Elsewhere on the Team Need for Speed Roster, Matt Power returns with his Nissan S14.

In Australia, Mad Mike Whiddett also retained his Team NFS livery, now with camouflage graphics on his Red Bull Mazda RX-7 and RX-8. In this case, Need for Speed has been replaced by Speedhunters as title sponsors.news_sas_2012

Back in the UK, SAS International continue to sponsor in the Porsche Carrera Cup and continue with a livery I originally designed in 2003. I wish I was on yearly commission for that one.

All the best for 2012.


News – Bimmerworld retains ABD

Following their 2011 livery, I was commissioned by Bimmerworld again to produce their 2012 livery. With the team focusing on the BMW E90 sedan in the GRAND-AM Continental Tires Series we were able to work through multiple designs to create a distintive design which shows off the Bimmerworld colors and corporate identity effectively with a BMW Motorsport inspired graphic on the Hood.

I was also a consultant for a third entry, sponsoeed by CRC Brakes.

You can view the Bimmerworld cars here

News – Saudi Falcons choose ABD

Saudi Falcons by Schubert Motorsport chose Andy to design their colour scheme for the BMW Z4 GT3 which finished fourth in the recent 24 Hours of Dubai.

Schubert Motorsport is a client of Andy Blackmore Design with the Team Need for Speed brand in recent years and directed the Falcons to Andy for the latest design.

The design is based on the Falcon logo stretched across the side of the BMW Z4  GT3.

Note, Andy did not do the logo placement for this design.

Andy Blackmore Design - Ford Mustang RTR-X

News – 2011 Speedhunters Awards

Andy Blackmore Designed vehicles, once again triumphed in the 2011 Speedhunters Car of the Year Awards.

The Ford Mustang RTR-X won the Muscle Machine of the Year, while the top 3 Pro-Drift Cars all had Andy Blackmore Design vehicle liveries, Matt Powers Nissan S14, Darren McNamara’s Toyota AE86 and Mad Mike’s Mazda RX-7, whose design is a development by Mad Mike of the Mazda RX-8 livery Andy designed in 2010.

The RX-8 won Formula Drift Best Looking Car of the Year and Speedhunter’s Pro-Drift car of the Year in 2010.

News – MegaBloks

As Vehicle Styling Director for the Need for Speed franchise, Andy has been working with MegaBloks on a new range of cars which feature in various Need for Speed games.

Working with the Canadian Company, licensors and EA Game teams, Andy designed all the liveries for the cars and assisted in car choices and development of the range of products.

Models include the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 911, Audi R8 and the Mustang RTR-X which Andy designed with Vaughn Gittin Jr.

The MegaBloks Need for Speed range is out now in North America and Europe

News – The Making of the RTR-X

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.

News – Shelby GT500 Super Snake – Need for Speed Edition

During production of Need for Speed – The Run, Andy was asked to design a subtle, real world customised Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which would also feature on the cover of the game.  Andy designed a subtle bodykit, new striping package with subtle NFS branding and choose HRE Wheels for this one-off car which recently made its debut.

Speedhunters’ Linhbergh takes a close look at this one of a kind Shelby, designed by Andy

News – Vehicle Styling Director – Need for Speed – The Run

Andy Blackmore -Vehicle Styling Director, Need for Speed The Run

Andy has been working on the video game, Need for Speed The Run over the last two year. The car features over 1800 car variations, which were customised by Andy and artist, Mike Hayes. Andy was also involved in many aspects of the vehicle production supporting the awesome Vehicle Team at Blackbox.

Here are a couple of videos from The Run. A number of articles will appear on Speedhunters overing the coming weeks and will be featured here.


Need for Speed The Run hits shelves during the week of November 14th

You can also view additional screenshots here.

News – PCMG Photoshoot of Team NFS BMW Z4 GT3

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.

You can view his Photoset here

News – Last year’s GRAND-AM Concept predicts the future

Andy’s GRAND-AM Design study, designed with the help of and Marshall Pruett has re-appeared on many websites and forums in recent days as word comes Chevrolet and others are involved in the new 2012 DP look. This was confirmed recently on

You can read the original article on my design, from last year and see a full galley HERE Contact suggest my Corvette design is very close to the final design by GM

News – Skoda Octavia BTCC Vehicle Styling

Andy Blackmore Design - 2012 Skoda Octavia BTCC carAndy was commissioned by TH Motorsport and Matt Hamilton Racing to style the new Skoda Octavia NGTC car which will compete in the British Touring Car Championship in 2012.

The render appeared in numerous traditional and online magazines including Autoblog, Auto Express, Motorsport News, Jalopnik, and Autosport and confirms fully to the NGTC regs.

News – Speedhunters – An inside look at the Aston Martin V12 Zagato

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 Jereon  Willemsem, from the event here