It is hard to imagine it has been a year since Justin Wilson passed away. As has been repeated around the world on the internet, at the circuits, in the media, Justin Wilson was a very special racer, to quote Robin Miller, “…he didn’t have a bad bone in his body”.
As part of the fundraising efforts following his death, I worked with then Indycar artist (now Haas F1 Creative Guru!) Ryan Long to produce a very limited edition print showcasing all of Justin’s winning cars.
All 50 prints sold out within a couple of days and thanks to Rowland Printing, the print now hangs in various homes and workplaces round the globe, including the Wilsons.
Justin Wilson fans have a new charity print to purchase that will support the wife and children of the late racecar driver. Created by renowned livery designer Andy Blackmore and IndyCar digital artist Ryan Long, the two have come together to create a print depicting each car Wilson drove to victory in a career spanning three decades.
From the Formula Vauxhall Junior car Wilson used to earn his maiden win in 1994 to the Dallara DW12-Honda that took the Briton to Victory Lane for the final time in 2012, 14 cars have been created by Blackmore & Long. And in some cases where images and logos were hard to find, the Wilson family, including Justin’s father Keith, provided invaluable help to accurately recreate the cars.
“I had originally met Justin a few times when we were both still in the UK during his time in Formula Vauxhall and always followed his career more closely than others,” Blackmore told RACER. “I wanted to help Justin’s family following his untimely passing and used the helmet graphic from an old Champ Car illustration as the basis of the helmet tribute sticker that helped spread the word, was used as a tribute, and more importantly, raised funds for the Children’s Foundation. Continue Reading
As you maybe aware, INDYCAR (US) and Stickers4 are selling Justin Wilson stickers to raise funds for Justin’s family and the ‘Wilson Children’s Fund’.
Shipping cost from the INDYCAR Store is expensive for the sticker and is shipped via UPS (which usually creates import charges). As a Canadian resident and designer of the original decal, I’ve had a number of emails asking where these can be obtained from Canada.
I have arranged a limited supply of these stickers to be printed for Canadian (EDIT: and now the US) and are available for CAN$8.00 + $1.50 ($2.50 for US) to cover postage, Ebay and Paypal fees). The $8.00 will go to the Wilson Children’s Fund. Once these are gone, it is unlikely I can get more produced as I’m funing cost of production. To make things easier for all, I am selling them through Ebay.
Many years ago I produced a series of Champ Car Illustrations including Justin Wilson’s RuSport Champ Car. I pulled this illustration of Justin’s helmet off the artwork. Its not great detail, but feel free to use the image to show your support for Justin, his family, colleagues and friends in this difficult time. Number of updates below , please read.