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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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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

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Refreshed Toyota 86-X for Fredric Aasbø

Formula Drift winner, Fredric Aasbø, debuted his updated Toyota 86-X at Gatebil in Sweden this past weekend. This vehicle will be used by Fredric extensively in Europe and has been updated for 2015 to match the florescent orange vinyl from his 2014 Formula Drift Scion tC.

As featured here, back in 2014, Toyota Norway originally wanted to retain their corporate colour on the 86-X which was a shame, but after a year of seeing the more vibrant tC in the US, it appears Toyota has relented and the original vibrant vinyl now adorns the coupe.

You can follow Fredric’s exploits in North American, Europe and Asia on his website.