This was my third livery commission from Team BMR and Brand Pilot and this year and we developed the 2016 livery design which could become interchangeable over time with different brands and colors, without diluting the look.
Taking reference from the italic Team BMR logo, I created a graphic with various Rhomboids (slanted rectangles) across the with accented strips either side in Dark Grey or Process Blue which is a corporate color for Adrian Flux. The Darker Blue used is a deep metallic vinyl and provides a good contrast to the White base required by Subaru and the team. These graphic areas also give clear defined spaces to the partners which help visibility at speed.
Leading British Touring Car runners, ‘Team BMR’ showed their all new Subaru Levorg GT at the British Touring Car Championship earlier this week. With a four car build underway for Team owner, Warren Scott, BTCC champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington with new boy, James Cole, time has been very tight.
Leading UK team, Team BMR will bring Subaru into the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and commissioned me to create a rendering to head the announcement. Completed last month, the render features the Subaru Levorg, a model only available in certain European and Asian markets with a BTCC spec body kit which was created in conjunction with Team BMR. For the release, the now ‘traditional’ Team BMR Black base was used. Was a cool render to create.
This marks the third Subaru supported team I have worked for. I also create the livery design for the Subaru Rally Team USA (Vermont SportCar) and Subaru Canada (Rocket Racing Rally)
Warren Scott’s Team BMR have become a force to be reckoned with in recent years in the British Touring Car Championship. In 2015, they are running BTCC champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington.
Warren reached out to me a couple of weeks ago for a livery to showcase their increased support from RCIB Insurance. With two weeks until the Snetterton round of BTCC and a packed schedule already in place, it was a super quick turn around on this design. A variety of concepts was initially submitted to the team before they selected this flowing design which was developed into the final concept, above.
With the artwork complete, Team BMR’s Vinyl supplied did a great job in wrapping four cars in 4-5 days. The final cars are close to the original concept with just some branding adjustments. The previous design was plain Black with a white rectangle on the bonnet (hood) for RCIB. Continue Reading
One of my first liveries was based on a winning design I submitted in an Auto-Express Magazine Toyota BTCC competition in the UK.
Toyota GB were releasing their new Carina E to the public, which would also race in the golden era of Super-Touring in the British Touring Car Championship. As the car was one of the first Toyota’s to be built in the UK, my competition entry featured the Union Flag colors, asymmetrically across the car. I was fortunate to win the competition and my developed design was adjusted a little with curves prior to the 1993 BTCC season.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Spotter Guide, sponsored by Nissan Sportscars(UK) is the latest edition to the 2010 range of Guides and is available as a free download at SpotterGuides.com.
The guide joins the very successful American Le Mans Series Official Spotters Guide which is updated prior to each race and the Formula Drift and British Touring Car Guides, which was released earlier this season.
The guides are a great marketing tool for race fans, at the circuit or at the race track. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Utah GP, Team Dynamics and Need for Speed have all commissioned special versions of the guide in the past, while premium sponsors including Nissan UK, SPEED TV, The American Le Mans Series and Radio Le mans have partnered on various guides.
The ALMS guides also appears on the official site (Race hub section) and is available as a poster and on T-shirts at ALMS races.