Pirelli World Challenge racer, Bill Ziegler and Swisher Racing posted a preview of their new livery on Twitter this past weekend.
The Swisher Racing BMW Z4 GT3 will be prepared by Turner Motorsport and the new livery has been based off the Turner Blue and Yellow livery which I created last year. Turner Motorsport will be running two cars in the ‘PWC’ in addition to their TUDOR United SportsCar campaign.
I had also previously worked with Swisher last year, assisting with bringing their livery idea to life and incorporating it into the GMG Racing team look (another livery I designed!), the team who ran their Audi R8LMS Swisher Racing entry in 2014.
As the beginning of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season descends upon us in just a couple short weeks it is with great pleasure and excitement that we release the new livery design for the No. 94 BMW Z4 GTD entry for the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. Since the decision to run the new Z4 platform in 2014 was made there has been a multitude of changes to our program; with a new car comes new equipment, new parts, new procedures and of course a new graphics package.
“With the transition to the new Z4 cars, we felt we needed to evolve our current liveries into something that would be suitable for the extreme curves and unique lines of the Z4 body.” Commented Will Turner. “We wanted to make sure the new Z4 livery preserved the historic Turner Motorsport look and colors but also wanted it to give us something new and exciting and I think this Andy Blackmore livery does both. Blue and yellow BMWs are synonymous with Turner, standing out from the competition year after year.”
The blue and yellow livery dates back to 1997 with Will Turner’s first E36 World Challenge Touring car which was indistinguishably modeled after the 1995-96 Renault British Touring Car liveries. The bright combination of the royal blue and bright yellow jumped off the TV screen setting the cars apart from the rest of the field.
I was lucky to be invited to Dubai for the recent 24 Hours by the Saudi Falcons team, whom I’d worked with on a number of liveries. CrankandPiston.com, the biggest automotive blog in the Middle East followed the team closely and produced a team feature. I was lucky enough to be included as a member of the team for the weekend. You can read about it here.
C&P also have a great Saudi Falcons gallery from the Dubai 24Hrs here.
The Saudi Falcons BMW Z4 GT3 took to the track this week in Dubai for the 24Hours. Run with Schubert Motorsports, the car featured a unique part Chrome livery which worked well in the strong light and sunset of the Middle East.
The cars were expertly wrapped by Christian Dreyer. Schubert had previously campaigned the Team Need for Speed BMW Z4’s with my livery, again, wrapped by Christian.
With less than a month to go, The Saudi Falcons have revealed their 2013 Dubai 24hour challenger, which will be run by previous winners, Schubert Motorsport. The two car team will feature the chrome and solid green livery which I designed earlier this year.
The arc’s work particularly well on the side of the Z4 although the oversized number panel proved to be a bit of a headache, but we managed to create a design which doesn’t look too busy despite so many sponsors. Continue Reading
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!
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.
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..
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.