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Andy Blackmore Design at the 2019 Rolex 24

The so called off season has been a busy time with a fleet of liveries in IMSA and other series either complete, or in progress, plus the release of the IMSA Spotter Guide.

I have been fortunate to have been able to produce a number of liveries for teams which will be on display at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here is a quick summary. Full features on some of these liveries coming soon.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

#19 Moorespeed – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Moorespeed are a long term client and I have designed their liveries for a few years in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup. This year, they move up to the WeatherTech series with a new Audi R8 LMS GT3. Main sponsor Bardahl traditionally run in black and yellow. We wanted to mix it up a bit and make the car more stealth, so a mix of Gold (to tie in with the #IMSA50 celebrations) create a clean looking design which is also unique on the grid.

The livery has been well received and IMSA have used it as their flagship car to promote the Rolex24

#48 Paul Miller Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
Current Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM champion, Ryan Hardwick has commissioned me to design his liveries in the past and returned this year to create an all new look for Paul Miller Racing with Ryan’s 1st Phrom sponsorship. This was a tricky design as another (NDA) client had an identical livery brief in terms of color, for a while, so we played with a Blue and then a Black base.

As is often the case the extra variants and revisions helped to resolve the design.

 

#71 P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
I had great fun designing the Chupacabra for JC Perez and P1 Motorsport last year. The livery also ended up on multiple Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos as well as their race haulers. This became a huge fan favourite for kids which was cool We tweaked the design this year, using a graphite base and adding in a side illustration of a Chupacabra, ready to pounce. P1 Motorsports will be racing the full season of the IMSA WeatherTech championship.

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Official IMSA Spotter Guide released for Rolex24

The Official #IMSA Spotter Guide for the Rolex is now available to download on sister site,  SpotterGuides.com

Quite a few ‘first looks’ including my updated Chupacabra.

If you are going to the race, there will be printed booklets available (they went to print over the weekend, so aside from updated #9 Pfaff and #29 Land liveries, pretty much complete).

Online guide will be updated with any changes later this week.

Thanks to IMSA and almost every team for helping out. 96 illustrations including 11 of my own liveries.

MASSIVE thanks to Shea Adam and Paul Marquart for proof reading. They discovered pretty quick which I color in for a living

This was a beast to produce!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Sadly, the website continues to take a back seat with a great range of working coming in. Most of my work is with motorsport liveries and these are showcased here.

2018 is way in the past, work wise (my last ’18 livery was created back in September), and was an epic year, my most successful to date. My first 2019 design was actually in August and if all the planets line up, I will have around 15 liveries at the Roar24 and Rolex24 combined. (4 WeatherTech, 9 Michelin Pilot,  1IMSA PC)

All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, friends and the teams, sponsors and drivers who commissioned me to design these liveries, so a huge THANK YOU!

All the liveries shown have competed (or used in public, in the case of the Vancouver Canucks liveries) during 2018. A couple (the CES BMW M6 for example) were collaborations and a few are older liveries still in use today.

Also a few sponsorship proposals which never saw the light of day and a couple which are confidential with NDA etc. There were a few helmets, race haulers, race suits, t-shirt designs and vehicle styling projects along the way was well.

Signing off 2018 with wishes for a healthy, happy, fun-packed and peaceful Happy New Year.

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2018 update ~ where did that go?

Where did the 2018 season go?  I’ve had the most amazing season, but also easily the busiest, even busier than legendary crunch time on EA games, or back to back race weekends when I was at McLaren many moons ago.

So, with the result of up to14+ cars running on an IMSA weekend in all classes, plus others, the website had to take a back seat. I had to ensure my client work were not compromised.

However, now, I’m starting to update the site so pop back and see some of the liveries I will be highlighting including the Chupacabra P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar. More soon.

Pop back tomorrow as a new project I styled for Ken Block and the Hoonigans drops on You Tube. Somehow, its stayed a secret for two years, but this teaser below might give you a clue. All I can say is its bonkers.

 

2018 WeatherTech Le Mans Spotter Guide

Its been a busy few months with liveries and Spotter Guides galore. Sadly that has resulted in a lack of updates on Andy Blackmore Design. Fear not, for the 2018 WeatherTech Le Mans Spotter Guide is available to download for free on sister site. SpotterGuides.com

The guide features all 60 entries with a huge list of info on each car down to driver grades and social media handles. The guide has been update throughout race week, which ensures this is the most up to date entry list and guide online. You can download the guides here

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I also produce the official Spotter Guides for IMSA (WeatherTech, Continental, Porsche GT3 Cup USA and Prototype Challenge) and for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo championships in Europe and North America. All available for free on SpotterGuides.com

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I will be bringing this site up to date during the summer months, so check back for 18months of liveries!

 

Update and North American celebrations

I have been very busy (not complaining!) the first part of the year and updates to the website has taken a back seat while I give all my clients my full attention. Post Le Mans ‘should’ be quieter.

I’m currently on vacation in the Canadian Interior (thankful for Scheduled Posts!), so I wish my fellow Canadian residents and citizens a very happy Canada Day, the 150th birthday of Canada as a country we know of today.

Also, a Happy 4th July and Independence Day to those south of the border.

Two North American racing icons. Only natural the Ford GT is decked out in the Maple Leaf as its built by Multimatic in Ontario.

You are welcome to use the above image, but please be respectful and do not crop out my logo.

 

 

Spotter Guides update

Been a busy few months with liveries and Spotter Guides, so updates have been less frequent on here than I would desire.

Anyway, a big update on the site in a few weeks with many of the 2017 liveries, but first off, just to let you know a number of new Spotter Guides have been released on sister-site, SpotterGuides.com

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In addition to the usual IMSA WeatherTech and Continental Spotter Guides, updated for each race weekend, I have recently released the Official IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Spotter Guide and the Official Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Spotter Guide. Both series racing this weekend at CoTA.

With these four series, a total of 13 cars will be carrying my liveries, plus a couple more I helped on a little. Pretty cool!

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2017 IMSA Spotter Guide is now live

The Official 2017 IMSA Spotter Guide is now available to download at its own dedicated page at sister site, SpotterGuides.comThe guide will also be available at the events section of IMSA.com

New regs, new cars, new liveries and lots of new driver combination makes the Official Spotter Guide a must. The guide will be updated later in the week with any driver or livery additions (probably after Tech is completed). Livery wise, all except Rebellion have previously been confirmed.

If you are at the circuit, a printed guide/program will be available later in the week.

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The guide also features a number of my own liveries.

Thanks to the teams for their help with reference of the guides, to IMSA of course, the proof readers and you for downloading and sharing the guide!

 

2017 IMSA Spotter Guide release schedule

I will be partnering with IMSA again in 2017 to produce their Official Spotter Guide for the series. This will be released in print form (at the track) and online at SpotterGuides.com

The online guide will be available here, at SpotterGuides.com, and a smaller size version at IMSA.com from Tuesday 24th January. This will be kept updated during the week.

The guide will be updated prior to each event and the plan is to have this online on the Monday before the race from Round 2 (Sebring).

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Livery Design for CJ Wilson Racing and WinWard Racing

Long term client, CJ Wilson Racing, recently announced a partnership with Porsche GT3 Cup team, WinWard Racing to run a Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubSport in the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge.

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The Techemet design incorporates the CJ Wilson Racing graphics introduced last year with Graphite and chrome Blue hues. The original CJWilson Racing design allowed for its use regardless of color and sponsor and this shows how the graphic can work across multiple liveries as shown below on their 2016 designs

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Livery Design for Corey Fergus and Moorespeed Racing

Leading Porsche racer, Corey Fergus has been a client for a number of years, campaigning  various Porsche’s in the Pirelli World Challenge with an AERO supported ‘paint’ wrap including the Porsche Cayman below.

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For 2017, Corey has teamed up with Moorespeed Racing to race in IMSA’s Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA with the new updated Gen 2 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car.

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Livery Design for VOLT Racing’s McLaren 570S GT4

New race team, VOLT Racing, promoting the VOLT Lighting brand recently commissioned me to design a livery for their new McLaren 570S GT4 in the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge.

VOLT lighting corporate colors are a vibrant yellow and black and the team wanted to utilize a florescent yellow/green vinyl for the car to really stand out on track. Combined with Graphite Grey, this gives maximum contrast. The livery has been designed to be very clean and utilize the lines of the McLaren.

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The Colors of IMSA

If everything aligns with delivery, this weekend will see the debut of a new IMSA t-shirt at Virginia International Raceway.

The Colors of IMSA showcase 16 liveries from the 2016 series from the iconic colors of Corvette, Turner Motorsport (hopefully 😉 ) and Stevenson to some of the striking new colors this year including the Gas Monkey Viper and the new Ford GT. Can you guess the rest?

On the rear, all the full time teams are listed.

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The shirt should be on-sale at the IMSA Shop on site at Virginia International Raceway and will then be online in the next week or so.

If you are attending VIR this weekend, don’t forget to grab the official IMSA Spotter Guides at my sister site, SpotterGuides.com

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Official IMSA and Lamborghini Spotter Guide for EVERY race at Road America

Thanks to commissions from IMSA and Lamborghini Squadra Crose, EVERY race at this weekend’s Continental Road Race Showcase event at Road America has its own Official Spotter Guide on sister site, SpotterGuides.com

You can download a combined Spotter Guide (PDF)  featuring the four series or download the individual guides at the following dedicated pages on SpotterGuides.com

Thanks to IMSA and Lamborghini.

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EVERY race at IMSA 6 Hours of the Glen has an ‘ABD’ Spotter Guide

Thanks to commissions by IMSA and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, EVERY race at the ‘6hrs of the Glen’ event will have its own Spotter Guide!

All the guides are now available to download on the sister site SpotterGuides.com.

The main IMSA WeatherTech/Continental guide features a number of new liveries for the 4th July weekend including the exclusive reveal of a retro livery for BMW Teal RLL and the recently announced Mazda Prototype liveries celebrating the anniversary of the Le Mans win with the Mazda 787B

As a bonus, you can download a PDF (22Mb) containing all the guides together or download the guides individually on the dedicated pages for :-

IMSA WeathTechSportsCar Championship & Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge

Mazda Prototype Lites

Porsche GT3 Cup USA

Porsche GT3 Cup Canada

Lamborghini Super Trofeo

Thanks to Lamborghini and IMSA for their continued support.

 

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IMSA commission Mazda Prototype Lites Spotter Guide

I have recently produced a new IMSA commissioned Spotter Guide to join the existing folio of IMSA Spotter Guides. The Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires is a feeder prototype series for both IMSA and Mazda through their ‘Mazda Road to 24’ program.

Hard copies of the guide will be available in the Lites paddock, or you can download a guide from its new dedicated Prototype Lites page.

This weekend’s IMSA 6 hours of the Glen will see Spotter Guides for EVERY race, including the main event and Porsche GT3 Cup and Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo. These will be released during Monday once various embargos and liveries have been launched.

Thanks to IMSA for the commission!

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.

Feel free to use this advert below if you want to help spread the word! Thanks all

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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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