I was commissioned by TAG Heuer Eyewear to create a new helmet design for 2012 ALMS GT Champion, Tommy Milner earlier this year. This cool video, directed by DC Chavez, is a snapshot to the design and paint process by Tyler Cenarrusa of Censport Graphics.
The video has proved very popular with Jalopnik, Speedhunters and Motorsport.com all carrying it. It was a great project to work on and start my relationship with TAG Heuer Eyewear which continues in 2014.
You can see my full Portfolio Post on the Tommy Milner TAG Heuer Eyewear helmet here.
One of my first employers is 50 today! McLaren was started by the Kiwi, Bruce McLaren in 1963 and quickly became race winners in Formula One, Can-Am and later after his death at the Indianapolis 500. I was fortunate to work for McLaren in the 90’s and play a small part in Mika Hakkinen’s Championship as a member of the Race Team, stationed back in the factory.
I was also involved in various liveries and while I didn’t design it, I was consulted and helped with application of the ‘modern’ Papaya Orange livery of the West McLaren MP4-12 Test Car back in 1997. I thought it would be cool to see the 2013 car in a retro livery, either the popular orange, or the iconic Rocket Red and White Roof tops of Marlboro at the Italian Grand Prix.
I have been very fortunate, thanks to Saudi Falcons and before that, Team Need for Speed to have received some great exposure of my work in the Middle East.
Recently Jonathan Mullans commissioned me to create a new livery for Zettanet Racing ‘s Honda Integra DC5, which will compete in the 2013-2014 UAE Touring Car Championship.
The team, based in Abu Dhabi had seen my Saudi Falcons work and required a livery a little different from the norm, but with a black base and green accents as per their two main sponsors EC Harris and ZettaNet.
Thanks to a huge effort by the Bimmerworld crew, the all new BMW F30 generation 3 series took to the track this past weekend. This extra entry marks the start of a new era for Bimmerworld and as indicated in our earlier post an all-new identity!
The F30 has been built in-house by Bimmerworld Racing over the past year, while at the same time having to focus on their regular Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge. The 2012 ST Team Champion will use a number of the remaining races as a public test session in preparation for 2014.
Long term client Bimmerworld Racing have been working on a new BMW 328i F30 during the past few months and I have been working on an all-new livery for the team.
The 328i will be the first F30 N20 turbo to be professionally in the world. Livery was signed off this past week and earlier today, Bimmerworld teased the image above on Social Media. Today also saw the car run for the first time.
Thanks to some very late Balance of Performance adjustments, the all-conquering Audi R8 LMS Ultras have been rendered also-rans at this weekend’s Spa 24Hours.
Despite this, Laurens Vanthoor was quickest in night qualifying tonight in preparation for this weekends race. Here are a couple of images of the two car Battlefield 4 team at Spa.
Following on from the one-off Battlefield 4 livery I designed for the Nurburgring 24Hrs design, I have produced a revised livery for the two-car Battlefield 4 team for two entries by Team Audi WRT for the 2013 Spa 24Hours.
Compared to the Nurburgring car, I needed to include additional sponsorship with Total along with Pirelli tires. Rather than just stick a rectangular Pirelli logo, I wanted to incorporate it into the design. Multiple DTM champion, Mattias Ekström, Marcel Fässler and regular ABD client, Edward Sandström joins the team for this event and brings additional sponsorship from Red Bull which also needed to be incorporated into the design of car #13 Continue Reading
I took my now annual trip down, into the States for Formula Drift this past weekend. After a successful debut with Team Need for Speed in 2010, when I won the ‘Best Looking Car’ with Mad Mike Whiddett for the Team Need for Speed Mazda RX-8, I’ve always had a presence in the series.
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.
New client this week! A quick ‘rescue mission’ from Multiple RoC and DTM Champion Mattias Ekstrom. Ekstrom was entered in the Red Bull VW Polo R for X Games Munich but the original Battlefield 4 branding on the all blue car was getting lost. Mattias contacted me after seeing my work with the WRT Audi R8 LMS Ultra to see if there was a quick fix.[
I always like a challenge. Time was tight, I had other commitments and due to the nature of Rallycross, any vinyl wrap has to be refitted every day, so it had to be simple. I received a request on the Tuesday to have a look at a quick fix which could be easily wrapped daily and came up with this Digital Camo which was approved by EA and Red Bull on Thursday, cut overnight and wrapped first thing on Friday! Continue Reading
I was approached by CJ Wilson Racing earlier this year to design a unique crash helmet for Ohio State University student and Mazda MX-5 racer, Patrick Gallagher.
Working with the teams PR Guru, Declan Brennan, we decided to create a unique replica of the current OSU College Football helmet With some subtle colour breaks giving the impression of a different appearance around the base and a mock chin guard the helmet, painted by Censport Graphics looks amazing. Continue Reading
The one-off Battlefield 4 livery, which I designed for Electronic Arts and Team WRT Audi at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring is now being retained for the Silverstone round of the Blancpain series this weekend after it quickly proved a crowd favourite online.
In addition, the team’s 2nd car will also promote Battlefield 4 with different coloured striping. I think thats classed as a success!
Existing client, Tyler McQuarrie Racing launched their updated Cheverolet Camaro at this weeks Formula Drift event. The team also announced INDYCAR Stat, JR Hildebrand will also compete in select rounds in the later half of the season.
I designed the liveries of these cars, an update from the previous season with revised branding from Hankook and Mobil and coloration. JR’s car will have reversed colours on the front end.
Scion works team, Papadakis Racing reached out to Andy recently to update the livery of their Scion tC Formula Drift car, which he originally designed back in 2011.
The car has minimal updates and has retained the original Team Need for Speed livery even though the organization bailed out of motorsport. Shows how a good striking livery can have more impact and longevity than the brand! Continue Reading
I have been fortunate to work with TAG Heuer Eyewear and current ALMS GTE Champion, Tommy Milner on a new helmet design which takes elements of the TAG Heuer brand to Tommy’s helmet.
Working closely with TAG Heuer’s eyewear division in the US, I created a design which emphasizes the high end look of their products while retaining Tommy’s classic ‘Scallops’ and graphic elements. I used the ‘simple’ TAG Heuer shield which is normally seen on watch straps and eyewear arms as a graphic device. Continue Reading
2012 ST Team Champions, Bimmerworld will return to the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge this year. Two of the three cars will feature my liveries, which have been updated for 2013, while I work with the team on their forthcoming BMW F30 3 series racecar.
First round takes place this weekend as support to the Rolex 24Hours at Daytona. Wishing the team the best of luck.
The Saudi Falcons BMW Z4 GT3 took to the track this week in Dubai for the 24Hours. Run with Schubert Motorsports, the car featured a unique part Chrome livery which worked well in the strong light and sunset of the Middle East.
The cars were expertly wrapped by Christian Dreyer. Schubert had previously campaigned the Team Need for Speed BMW Z4’s with my livery, again, wrapped by Christian.