News – 2011 Le Mans Spotter Guide breaks downloads record

Mentioned in countless magazines, seen on Pit Stands and Pit Garages at Le Mans and promoted on Radio Le Mans, Speed TV and Eurosport, the Nissan Sportscar Le Mans 24 Hour Spotter Guide broke download recored ahead of final qualifying earlier this month.

As we go to press, we have over 65,000 unique downloads and expect this to rise during the course of the year and people download the guides for posterity.

Thanks to everyone who download the guide and every site and individual who took the time to promote the guide.

Sponsorship of the 2012 Guide is available. Please contact Andy directly

News – Lola Group Le Mans LMP Spotter Guide

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.

2011 Nissan Sportscar Le Mans 24 Hour Spotter Guide

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.

You can download your free copy HERE

Team Need for Speed – Dubai 24h

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.

Mustang RTR-X is alive!

Andy Blackmore Design - Ford Mustang RTR-XThe Mustang RTR-X which I designed with Formula Drift Champion, Vaughn Gittin jr had its first shakedown at Willow Springs recently. The car performed well and looked stunning out in the sun.

I was in California for less than a day, but it was a very special moment to see the RTR-X driven in anger.

You can read Vaughn’s take on the day, with Larry Chen and Linhbergh’s excellent photography on Speedhunters.

Gardella Racing Livery #3 – Red Bull/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Camaro

Originally the first of three liveries designed for Gardella Racing, their new Chevy Camaro made its debut at Road Atlanta round of Formula Drift this past weekend, finishing 2nd in initial qualifying.

The basic livery was designed on the Camaro earlier this year, but had to be squeezed down to fit the much smaller Pontiac Solstice in April. Strict Corporate guidelines from Red Bull and Mobil 1 made this a challenging but enjoyable livery for Andy to design. The car will also feature in some GM advertisements for the Camaro later this year.

Gardella Racing Livery #2 – Eric O’Sullivan Pontiac Solstice

Irish Drifter, Eric O’Sullivan will be making his 2011 debut in the Atlanta round of the Formula Drift Championship in a Gardella Racing Pontiac Solstice.

Gardella have a long history of Blue race cars, so this was a great chance to show off a more creative livery, not tied to any sponsors. The design uses their iconic blue and their new Corporate GR logo. As you can see on WreckedMagazine, the livery has gone down a storm!!!

Gardella Racing Livery #1 – Red Bull/Mobil 1 Pontiac Solstice

Ryan Trueck and Gardella Racing previewed their 2011 Red Bull/Mobil 1 livery at a recent Red Bull event in LA. The design was originally created for the much larger Chevrolet Camaro which is currently in build and needed to be shrinked down to fit the Solstice, while still conforming to Mobil and Red Bull North American Corporate Guidelines.

Ryan will also drive the car at the 1st round of the Formula Drift Championship in Long Beach before the Camaro makes its debut.

Truck Graphics for Team Aon

Here is a great example of unique artwork I create for teams. The illustration of the two Ford Focus BTCC cars is produced in vector art and is scalable without any loss of resolution. This will be printed around 3.5 metres tall to fit on the race transporters. Smaller versions will appear on merchandise and pit panels

Jenson Button Pit Crew Spotter Guide

Just a bit of fun, following the recent Chinese GP. I created a Pit Crew Spotter Guide for Jenson to use at the next Grand Prix! As a past employee of McLaren, I’ll be trying to ensure he gets a copy ūüôā You can view the full image HERE

Original idea by Jake Yorath

2011 Team Schubert BMW Z4 GT3 takes shape

Following its Dubai 24 Hour win in January, the Team Need for Speed BMW Z4 has gone back to BMW for a full 2011 update and is now back with Schubert Motorsport ready for the FIA GT3 and Nurburgring 24hour races.

As you can see, we’ve decided to keep the reflective wireframe mesh livery, combined with the Team NFS look. I’m sure the Vinyl guys in Germany hate me!

Fredric Aasbo joins Team Need for Speed

Formula Drift’s ‘Rookie of the Yea’, Fredric Aasbo has joined Team Need for Speed for the 2011 season with two machines in a new eye-catchning livery by Andy Blackmore. Fredric will race for Papadakis Racing in the Formula Drift Championship with an all new Scion tC and will compete in selective events in the Middle East and Europe in his regular Toyota Supra, now in Need for Speed colouration

As with all Team Need for Speed designs, this car has been personalised, with the Rocket Red, paying homage to Fredric’s previous Supra livery and long term partner, Japan Auto. Press release here

Spotter Guides 2011 Edition

The first 2011 Spotter Guides are now available as a free download at SpotterGuides.com.

We currently have the ALMS/ILMC Guide for Sebring, and the all-new FIA GT1 World Championship Guide available.  The guides will be updated during the year.

Download at http//www.spotterguides.com

2011 Team Aon Ford Focus

Andy‚Äôs longest serving client, Arena International under the ‚ÄėTeam Aon‚Äô brand, launched their all-new 2011 Ford Focus Touring Car with Ford at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

The all new car has been developed with assistance from Ford and features a development of Andy’s livery. Andy also assisted in a consultancy role with the Engineers at Arena on the bodykit design of the car.  The car will race in the British Touring Car Championship.

The previous generation Ford Focus BTCC car which Andy helped style, will be raced by Motorbase Performance.

Bimmerworld 2011 livery

Front running Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge Team, Bimmerworld Racing returned to the track in 2011 with a fresh new livery on their BMW E90 and E90 M3 race cars.

Bimmerworld owner, James Clay contracted Andy earlier in the month wanting a new look for the cars. The Bimmerworld graphic is distinctive with its Blue, Yellow and White branding and Bauhaus font. Andy always likes to incorporate the numbers into the design and a few concepts later, this design was born.

Bimmerworld have extended to a four car team this year, with two new M3 chassis in the GS class. The M3 has Blue hood with White and Yellow BMW Motorsports Style stripes while the regular E90 sedans in the ST class have white hoods.

The team started the season with a podium for John Capestro-DuBetsand Gregory Liefooghe finished 3rd in the Daytona 200 season opener.

Reflective livery on top of the podium in Dubai

Andy Blackmore Design - Team Schubert BMW Z4 GT3 Livery -Dubai

The 2011 Team Need for Speed livery on the Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 made its debut with a convincing win at the Dubai 24 hours in January. The reflective livery was a photographer favourite during the event and received much praise on Need for Speed and Speedhunter’s Facebook and Twitter outlets.

The livery features a unique wireframe graphic from the in-game car from Need for Speed Shift 2- Unleashed. The wireframe in the white areas is reflective, giving a unique look.¬† More images and full details on Speedhunters’ Dubai coverage and on our BMW Z4 Livery Page..

Need for Speed articles – Dubai 24 Hour coverage

Andy was fortunate to attend the 24 hours to asssit in coverage for Needforspeed.com and Speedhunters.com Andy provided a number of articles for Needforspeed.com and photo galleries which were viewed by over 2 million visitors. Andy was also interviewed for a special Podcast on Need for Speed.com

As an added bonus, The Team Need for Speed BMW Z4, driven by friend Tommy Milner, Edward Sandstrom, Claudia Hurtgen and Augusto Farfus won the event by 3 laps.

You can view Andy’s reports here:

Need for Speed Flickr Photo Album

Two designs win Speedhunters Awards!

The annual Speedhunters Cars of the Year Voting has recently taken place on Speedhunters.com, the car culture blog of video game, Need for Speed.

Voted by readers, two cars designed by Andy Blackmore Design won awards.  The Need for Speed Mustang RTR-X, designed with Vaughn Gittin Jr won the Demo car of the Year.

Andy was also responsible for the livery of the Mad Mike Mazda RX-8 which won Pro-Drift Car of the Year. This comes shortly after the RX8 also won ‘Best looking Formula Drift car’ voted by the series and important individuals in the genre.

Congratulations to Vaughn, Mike Whidett and to Twins Turbo, who built both cars!

Speedhunters Article: Photos of the year!

Andy recently published his Photos of the Year on Speedhunters.

As a part-time contributor to Speedhunters.com, the leading Car Culture website, Andy has attended a number of events during 2010 including Formula Drift, American Le Mans Series, SEMA and Le Mans.

All the contributors were asked to pick their photos of the year. You can view Andy’s images HERE!

Congratulations Champions!

As the racing season comes to a close, it has been a great season for Andy Blackmore Design, partnering with Champions on both sides of the Atlantic

Congratulations go to the following partners.

  • Team Aon (Ford Focus)¬† –¬† British Touring Car Championship Independent Teams Trophy
  • Tom Chilton (Team Aon) – British Touring Car Championship Independent Drivers Championship
  • Level 5 Motorsport¬† –¬† American Le Mans Series¬† ‘LMPC’¬† Team Championship
  • Scott Tucker –¬† American Le Mans Series¬† ‘LMPC’ Drivers¬† Championship
  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Formula Drift Championship

CONGRATULATIONS!