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HPA Motorsport review of CoTA

HPA Motorsports Inc. are a local VAG Specialist and are well known for their Volkswagen builds. They have previously won SEMA Sony Gran Turismo awards and the first people to bring the original VW Golf R32 and now the Scirocco to North America.

This year, they decided to enter the Pirelli World Challenge in the TC (touring) class. They only had a couple of months to get everything ready, built up, organise and structure a race team.

Quite a tall order….oh and the also had to find someone to do design their team identity, if only there was someone less than 1km away….

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As a build and parts business, the idea from the outset was to show-off these parts with a cut-away graphic. Combined with a ripped graphic, pulled from their Corporate Identity, I’m very proud of this one and it was enjoyable to be so hands on. Expertly wrapped by 37inc.ca

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Formula Drift 2015 livery updates

Been a busy few weeks here at Andy Blackmore Design wrapping up Formula Drift liveries, some graphic and corporate identity projects and no less than four Spotter Guides, three of which you can read about elsewhere, so individual posts and announcements had to be put to one side, so I’ll catch up with a quartet of Formula Drift entries, which I designed for 2015.
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I have worked with Tyler for a number of years and we hit upon a design based off the previous owner of the Camaro and the same basic look has remained the same all of the years. Its a dilemma drivers and teams have. Create something fresh for the new season and you have to rebuild recognition and any chance of using previous imagery goes out the window. Retain or develop a design and you build an awareness which is important in advertising.

With the main sponsors using Black and White in their marketing, we decided to stick with the well known look and update elements of the design with Falken’s iconic Blue and Teal. Wrapped in AERO product by The Decal Source.

I also supplied Tyler McQuarrie Racing with various graphics and layouts for branding and team shirts.

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2015 see’s Tyler expand his operation, bringing his old Nissan 350Z out of retirement, to be used by Pat Mordaunt. Pat and the Kolab agency came to me after their original announcement and imagery and wanted a different take on the livery original shown.

It was decided from the outset to have a livery based on Tyler’s trademark look and the end result works individually as a livery with Falken coloration and also as a collective next to Tyler’s Camaro. I also designed Pat’s racesuit, using the same base graphic

Pat was pleased, in his pre season press release he remarked “Working with Andy  has been phenomenal. His creativity and attention to detail is unrivaled when it comes to car design”.

Nice one, thanks Pat, great working with you!

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Charles Ng is another long term client. Many non drifters will recognise his name from the WTCC Where he campaigned an Independent BMW 320. Focus is now with drifting and as a top instructor with Mercedes AMG travelling around the world!

Charles’s design was one of my favourites last year, clean and subtle and small aspects of Orange. For 2015, Charles wanted something vibrant, loud along with significant exposure from Maxxis Tires, his new sponsor.

As it happens, I designed a new ‘global livery’ for Maxxis in 2014 and has already been seen on a couple of cars. We took the Maxxis look and personalised it for Charles, tweaking the design here and there. Was a bit of challenge due to the large number of sponsors Charles’ carries, but without these you don’t have a racing program.

You won’t miss that in the dark!

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Final design is a new client, Oracle Client and Irish drifter, Dean Kearney. Dean has campaigned a Viper for a number of years and wanted an all new look this year.

Feedback from previous liveries and more recent proposals were the logos and branding were hard to read, so they wanted a design with maximum contrast and clarity. The brief also called for an aggressive, menacing design using Oracle’s colours (Chrome on a Black base with Orange accents) and oversized logos.

You’ll see Orange and Black is really in fashion this year. I’ve already done four liveries in these hues this year, plus Fredric Aasbo’s livery 2010-2014, so it can be a challenge to make sure each design is different and is fully resolved for the client.

The final design proposal uses a Matte Black base, with some subtle Gloss Black drop shadows with accents of Orange and Chrome flashes  to show off the Viper’s lines with branding, largely as before. I also created a suit design for Dean using this coloration and similar flashes of colour. Due to a lack of accurate line drawing and sweeping lines, large parts of this livery was cut on the car by hand by Daley Visual who did a great job bringing this and Pat’s 350Z to life.
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In addition, I was also recommissioned to produce the Hankook Tiire Formula Drift Spotter Guide again for 2015. One of the most popular guides in 2014 (only bettered by Le Mans!) the guide features all the Hankook runners in Pro and Pro2 championships. You can download the guide at Spotter Guides.com, or grab a printed version at FD events from the Hankook area, or during the Autograph sessions.

Good luck to all my clients past and present in FD this year.

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo teaser

IMSA racer, Dr. Jim Norman will be racing a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo when he isn’t being a doctor or racing the Park Place Porsche.  Jim shared this Work in Progress image of the Huracan on Facebook, so had to share it here. The idea is to make this stand out on the grid with the car body breaking up to expose vibrant  lava or blood.

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The design has evolved a little in the past few days, Stay tuned for an updated image.

Subaru Rally Team USA reveal 2015 Global Rallycross Livery

Following on from my 2015 Rally America livery for Vermont SportCar and Subaru Rally Team USA, the legendary team have revealed the livery for the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross and X Games entry for Bucky Lasek.

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Based on the Rally America livery, the design features Buddy’s now trademark Orange hues on the new 2015 WRX STi chassis and will make its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show ahead of its competition debut at the end of May in For Lauderdale, FL.

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Five designs in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge

Andy Blackmore Design will feature heavily in this weekend’s opening rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge event at The Circuit of The Americas.

Six cars and five liveries will make their debut for Turner Motorsports, HPA Motorsports, Corey Fergus Racing and Bayshore Racing.

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Subaru Rally Team USA Reveals New Livery and Widebody on their 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rally Car

Excited to announce I have been working with Subaru USA Technical Partner, Vermont SportsCar, on the 2015 Subaru WRX STi Rally America Livery.
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I was originally brought on board by Vermont SportsCar, the team who run Subaru USA’s Rally and Global RallyCross (GRC) programs this time last year, to bring an existing concept to life for their previous generation GRC Car (below).

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With a new car and body kit for 2015, I have been working with Vermont on various designs. Very much as a collaboration between the team and another designer early on.

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Livery Design for Corey Fergus and AERO

AERO paint films and Race driver, Corey Fergus, recently approached me to design a livery for his new Motorsports Promotion Porsche Cayman which he will compete in the the Pirelli World Challenge. With AERO as a partner, it was important to showcase the paint films which they create as well as supply  other racers including Michael Shank Racing and  my designs for  CJ Wilson Mazda MX-5 (CTSC) and Tyler McQuarrie Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro (Formula Drift).
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HPA Unveil new Livery

I have recently been working with a local team, HPA Motorsport, one of the leading Volkswagen Audi Specialist in North America on the creative identity of their two car ‘TC’ class team in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge.

With a desire to showcase their automotive parts and cutting edge SEMA winning car builds, I have created a livery which showcases the parts of their their VW Jetta GLi race-cars via a tear-away cutaway graphic.

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With the team being so local, I’ve been able to measure up the car closely and take over 400 reference photos in order to draw up the livery. The design takes the form of  a partial wrap with the original Metallic Blue paintwork surrounding the cutaway with a jagged graphic based loosely on their existing corporate identity.

It has been great working with HPA on the design and I believe we have come up with a distinctive design. One of the more complicated and challenging liveries to creates,but nothing I like better.

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Swisher Racing tease new BMW Z4 GT3 livery

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.

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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.

New Saudi Falcons livery: Stand out on track with… Camouflage!

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The Saudi-Falcons return to the Porsche GT3 Challenge Middle East championship this weekend in Qatar, with 2012/3 ‘Silver’ Challenge Champion, Faisal Binladen driving a newly liveried Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

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The team has previously raced in multiple series including the 24Hr Dubai in a Chrome Green based livery, but for 2015, we decided to mix it up a little.

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ModSpace returns for another title shot with CJ Wilson Racing

CJ Wilson Racing will continue in the 2015 Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge in 2015 with a unchanged livery for the #5 entry of Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer.

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Entering the last season of competition with this generation of MX-5, the roadster retains the livery design based off team owner and NBA Baseball star, CJ Wilson’s signature. Using AERO materials, the chrome Blue paint film works with a brushed Aluminum vinyl to tie in with partner Modspace.

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The design allows for multiple variations as seen on CJ Wilson’s fleet of MX-5 Cup cars in 2014 and the CTSC Total and Zoom Zoom liveries used by their #3 entry in 2014.

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BimmerWorld Racing enter fifth season with Andy Blackmore Design

BimmerWorld Racing will enter their fifth year running ‘Andy Blackmore Design’ liveries in the 2015 Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. After almost a decade of racing with the E90 chassis, team owner James Clay has upgraded both his entries to their in-house design BMW 328i Turbocharged F30 chassis.

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Originally introduced during 2013, complete with an all-new BimmerWorld Racing look, the team have been developing the F30 chassis alongside their older E90 racers. This year, the two entries sport different liveries, but retain a collective look but using similar graphic devices and color-breaks.

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The #81 chassis retains the new BimmerWorld Racing look, with a tweak in coloration to tie-up with their new corporate graphics.

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Compass 360 Livery for AERO Audi S3 Sedan

I was recently commissioned by AERO Advanced paint Technology and Compass 360 Racing (C360R), one of the leading teams in North American Touring Car Racing to livery their all new Audi S3 Sedan which will make its debut in the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge at Sebring

C360R have a distinctive livery using a thick stripe of Florescent Red along the side of their car. The clients wanted to promote the Audi relationship so we developed a number of ideas influenced by Audi sport coloration and previous liveries including the current R18-etron look, all the way back to the original Audi 80 GTO IMSA Cars.  In the end we settled on a clean livery which incorporates both elements.

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Turner Motorsport confirms return to TUDOR Chamionship

Turner Motorsport have announced they will defend their GTD Class title in 2015, returning for a full season of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. After a challenging debut in the series in 2014, the team bounced back to win the GTD Class Championship. Turner were the first team worldwide to win a major championship with the BMW Z4 GT3.

For 2015, Turner will compete in the TUDOR series and the Pirelli World Challenge. More news on the PWC program and liveries soon.

My Portfolio showcases the design process behind the current Turner Motorsport Livery.

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Fredric Aasbø and Papadakis Racing’s newest adventure, Dreamride: Los Angeles

Fredric Aasbø and Papadakis Racing have been clients for many years. I’ve had the oppotunity to design many of Fredric’s liveries way back to the Need For Speed Toyota Supra which he drifted in Europe, prior to the Scion tC campaign with Papadakis.

Fredric narrowly missed the 2014 Formula Drift title in North America but later took the 2014 Formula Drift Asia title in October.

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This short film showcases the 2014 Formula Drift weapon, one of my favourite liveries. I was really pleased with how this came out and the contrast between the Florescent Red and White and the Satin Black and Dark Grey.  This is a very cool flm.

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Speedhunters have also posted an awesome behind the scenes article .

Season Greetings

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Chanukah!

Thanks to all my clients, past, present, and future for making 2014 an awesome year. Thank you to all those who supported the Spotter Guide series with Downloads, Sponsorship or spreading the word on Social Media.

This image features on my latest Newsletter, which you can read here. It also covers an update from SEMA and some cool news on 2015 Spotter Guide series….

Here’s to a happy and successful 2015.

Andy

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2014 Scion Tuner Challenge Winners!

It has been a crazy week at SEMA for me this year with various meetings and launches of various cars, but one of the main highlights was Speedhunters ‘Maximum Attack’ Scion FR-S winning the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge earlier this week.

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Hot rod car builder, Keith Charvonia of Charvonia Design, created an amazingly detailed build to an exceptionally high standard, with our reference to the old 70’s and 80’s IMSA heritage and a reason for everything on the car we managed to take the win narrowly from SuperStreet, who had previously won the Fan Vote.

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Thanks to everyone who took the trouble to vote for our build last week. It is much appreciated. Thank you to the many partners on the build along with Super Street Magazine and GT Channel who produced awesome builds.

You can read about the other builds and liveries at SEMA here. Thanks again for the vote and the support.

SEMA 2014 in review

The 2014 edition of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas was a very special one for me. The SEMA show is the largest aftermarket automtive show in the world and one of the largest shows of any kind in North America. This trade only event attracts hundred of thousands of trade visitors and thousands of cars.

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This year, I had ten designs at the show including thee builds and eight debuts. It was amazing to see all the vehicles made even better with my design for the Scion Tuner Challenge, the ‘Speedhunters Maximum Attack Scion FR-S’ winning the competition and the debut of the Ken Block 1965 Mustang ‘Hoonicorn RTR ‘which I styled.  I hope the variety of designs from the Hoonicorn through to the all new global livery for Maxxis shows the diversity of design which I can create.

More on each vehicle below.

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Vote on the Scion Tuner Challenge!

The Maximum Attack Scion FR-S by Speedhunters, created for the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge has now been released to the public and a Fan vote is now underway.

Three teams are competitng for the Fan Vote and an overall Judging at the SEMA show next week.
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I partnered with Keith Charvonia of Charvonia Design to create a special track day racer inspired by the early days of my client, IMSA, and the introduction of Japanese manufactures to American racing including the legendary TRD Celica by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers.  You can read more about the design process HERE.

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