The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of the Americas this weekend and SpotterGuides.com have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track.
NISMO will be sponsoring the remaining FIA WEC Spotter Guides following the huge success of the 24Hr Le Mans Spotter Guides where we had over 93000 downloads to date.
There are two versions of the Spotter Guide available for the IMSA events. The IMSA Viewing Guide booklet is available to download here, or printed at the circuit, while for CoTA and Petit Le Mans, Andy Blackmore Design will also be releasing a traditional ‘Poster Style’ version of the guides. This is a trial, so let me know what you think below.
I originally trained as a car designer and in later years designed, bodykits and styling modifications for various racecars and show-cars such as the Mustang RTR-X and the Need for Speed Edition Mustang GT500 SuperSnake.
I seem to have a connection with the Mustang as my latest little project, in association with Road and Track Magazine was a Ford Mustang GTE race car concept.
The new shape Mustang has lost some of the aggression of previous generations and has ended up a more generic machine, possibly due to its Global release, so this concept (and its just that) is more menacing and based loosely off the GT350 which is currently testing at the Nurburgring with Camouflage.
The IMSA Viewing Guide including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge Spotter Guides is now available to download at IMSA.com or a slightly larger file here at my other site, Spotter Guides.com
After a successful six years producing the official American Le Mans Series Spotter Guide, race car livery designer, Andy Blackmore has partnered with IMSA to produce a new Fan Raceday Viewing Guide for 2014
The new style guide features all 67 cars with their liveries along with driver rosters, chassis, engine and class details for every car in the Tudor SportsCar Championship. In addition, 40 of the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge cars are also shown in the guide which will be updated prior to each race.
The guide is produced by IMSA and Andy Blackmore Design and is currently being printed and will be available at the circuit, but the online version, released today has the very latest driver list and liveries including some designs not seen before. Continue Reading
It is with great pleasure I can announce an agreement with IMSA to produce Spotter Guide art for the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and the feeder IMSA Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge throughout 2014!
The guides will be included in a special fan guide which IMSA will be producing. This will be available online and also at the track.
The first guide for the Rolex24 is already in production with over 100cars to produce, 68 TUDOR and the leading 40 Continental cars. Teams have been contacted and liveries are now coming in. In addition I have created a number of liveries for teams this year. It is great to be continue the IMSA connection with the Spotter Guide series after six years producing the official American Le Mans Spotter Guides.
I will be at the ROAR Test in early January if any teams want to discuss their appearance in the new Spotter Guides.
I was recently commissioned to produce a 15th Anniversary graphic showcasing all the American Le Mans Champions by Delta Wing Racing Cars. The graphic was in the style of my ‘Spotter Guide’ series and included Audi, HPD, Lola and Panoz Championship winning cars.
I was approached by legendary team boss, David Price, who I had created liveries for in the 1990’s for various McLaren F1 GTR and the first Panoz GTR-1. I had to draw some of the early chassis up from scratch including the Panoz LMP-1. Luckily Photographer, John Brooks came to the rescue with some great reference shots. DeltaWing Racing Cars Manager Partner Dr. Don Panoz founded the ALMS in 1998 and built it into one of the premier sports car racing series in the world. The series came to an end this past weekend and will merge with GRAND-AM to form the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2014.