Dunlop Le Mans Spotter Guide updated following Scrutineering

As the title says, the 2016 Dunlop Le Mans Spotter Guide has been updated following two days of Scrutineering in the town of Le Mans. Thanks to some helpful teams and photographers, along with less changes than previous years, I’ve been able to release V2 earlier than ever. Full details including change list on the dedicated SpotterGuides.com page here.

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Dunlop 2016 Le Mans Spotter Guide launched

I am very pleased to announce the 9th Le Mans Spotter Guide has been launched, thanks to a partnership with Dunlop Motorsport.

As with previous years, the guide features all the information you need, be it at home, at La Sarthe itself as a fan, marshal, commentator, media or race engineer. From Driver grading to Pit garage allocation and Twitter handle, everything is covered making this the one resource to have at your fingertips.

The third page of the guide will feature map, timetable and other useful information.

Version1 of the Dunlop Le Mans Spotter Guide is now available on this dedicated page on SpotterGuides.com

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TORA CJ Wilson Racing Cayman Cup Virtual Racing Spotter Guide released.

A new addition to the SpotterGuides.com series with the TORA CJ Wilson Racing Cayman Cup, a virtual race series run by CJ Wilson Racing and TORA, The Online Racing Association. The guide features 42 entries including the guest rides of Marc Miller and Danny Burkett, CJ Wilson Racing’s ‘real-world’ racers in the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge.

You can download the guide at the dedicated Cayman Cup guide at sister site, SpotterGuides

Vancouver Canucks Livery Design

The Vancouver Canucks recently commissioned me to produce a livery for one of their new Toyota Tundra trucks. The NHL Hockey team wanted a striking and unique design to showcase their new relationship with Toyota and promote their ‘#PlayForThis’
campaign.

You can read more in my latest Portfolio feature

Thanks to local wrap specialists 37Inc and AERO Paint, who supplied some of their special Cobalt Blue paint film for accents

IMSA Spotter Guides live for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The official IMSA Spotter Guide for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is now live on SpotterGuides.com

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In addition to the usual WeatherTech/Continental Tires entry lists, IMSA have commissioned me to produce a range of support series guides, starting with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA.

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As a further bonus, Lamborghini North America also commissioned me to produce a Spotter Guide for their 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain  Super Trofeo North America Championship which kicks off this weekend.

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Clients, CJ Wilson Racing, Tyler McQuarrie and Safecraft join forces

It is a cool experience when my clients join forces.

GT and Formula Drift racer, Tyler McQuarrie has been a client for many years as has CJ Wilson Racing, the team he has driven for during the past three seasons. Last year, Tyler teamed up with CLP Motorsport, owners of Safecraft Safety Equipment and Nexgen diesel fuel.

I have designed liveries for all three.

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Safecraft wll be title sponsor on the CJ Wilson Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 of Tyler and Till Bechtolsheimer at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend.

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Khaled Al Mudaf makes debut in Stadium Super Trucks

Successful GT3 racer Khaled Al Mudhaf made the trip from Kuwait to Long Beach, California this past weekend to take part in his first ever Stadium Super Truck race, support for the Indycar and IMSA event at the same weekend.

I have known Khaled from a few years ago when was was one of the most welcoming people at the Dubai 24Hours.

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Khaled reached out to me a few days before the event to confirm he was able to compete and could I design a livery, but they needed to wrap the truck almost immediately. His company, G-Force Auto Worx is a very successful high end tune and build shop in Kuwait with a strong identity featuring a bar-code graphic which was just as well given the time available.

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Nexen Tire Formula Drift Spotter Guide launched.

Nexen Tire re-enter Formula Drift as a partner and tire supplier for 2016 and commissioned me to produce a ‘car-toon’ style Spotter Guide having seen my Instagram art of Ford GT and Corvettes earlier this year.

Head over to the dedicated Nexen Tire page on SpotterGuides.com to download your guide, or pick one up printed up as removable stickers from Formula Drift events during 2016!

Thanks to Nexen for coming on board and Formula Drift with helping out on assets.

 

Hankook Tires Formula Drift Spotter Guide launched.

Hankook have been a partner with my Spotter Guide series for a number of years and proud to announce their return for 2016 to showcase their four cars in Formula Drift

Head over to the dedicated Hankook page on SpotterGuides.com to download your guide, or pick up one at the Formula Drift events during 2016. We have deliberately left space for you to get Autographs.

Thanks to Hankook Tires USA for their continued support.

 

 

Slipstream Podcast

I was recently asked to appear on one of Slipstream great series of podcasts with hosts Dusty Michael and Scott Elkins.

I talked about how I started from my days at Uni and McLaren and my transition from vehicle styling into livery design. Also a few tips and tricks of the trade. Finally I touch on how Formula Drift is really NASCAR for the 21st century 🙂

Its a long one, so grab a coffee. Links below.  Thanks for the opportunity Scott and Dusty, it was great fun.


http://www.slipstreamnetwork.com/podcast/2016/3/30/ssp-53-the-art-of-livery-design-with-andy-blackmore

Full Torque Gear launches apparel line with illustration

Local branding specialists and regular client, Torque Branding have announced a new range of motorsport themed apparel and accessories under the ‘Full Torque Gear‘ brand. As part of this announcement, the company will have branding on Alex Welch’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the Pirelli World Challenge.

I was commissioned by Torque branding to produce a launch illustration which combined Alex’s existing livery (an ex-Parr Motorsport car) and car with Full Torque Gear’s coloration in full vector. This will also form the header for their to be launched website.

I will be supplying Full Torque Branding with a small number of designs during the year.
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Vehicle Livery Templates update.

With the rush of IMSA so called ‘off-season’ past us and wrapping up other projects, it is  a good opportunity to catch up on vehicle templates now available, ready for liveries!

These templates have been produced using OEM or team supplied art, are to scale and fully vector.

Creating any template takes hours, so having these assets built and to hand makes the design process more efficient and cost effective. Working with scale templates are vital for a smooth design and vinyl/paint application process. As a trained Vehicle Stylist, I understand how a 2D graphic works on 3D form perfectly. Once signed off, these are ready within hours for print and vinyl production, streamlining the livery process.

I also have a full suite of templates for team and fan clothing and race haulers.

A summer of recent templates:

GT3:
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Audi R8 (2015,6) GT3 (WIP)
BMW M6 GT3
BMW Z4 GT3
Dodge Viper GT3 (WIP)
Ferrari 458 GT3
Ferrari 488 GT3
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
McLaren 650S GT3
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes AMG GT3 2015
Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup
Porsche 991 GT3-R

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