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.
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.
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.
Formula Drift Fan Favourite, Danny George reached out to me for his 2014 livery. Danny has been competing in Formula Drift for a couple of years with a first generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. In 2013 his introduced crowd sourcing and the ability for fans to donate and have a picture on his car in a camouflage livery. For 2014, Danny wanted a new design around the same concept for his new purpose build second generation (NB) Miata.
These two race cars will catch the eye even when they are standing still thanks to brand new race liveries created for the team by renowned automotive artist, Andy Blackmore.
Team owner, CJ Wilson can barely contain his enthusiasm. “The new race season is here and we have been looking forward to it greatly. As a team we trended upward and won some races last season – and keeping all four of our drivers together makes our team even stronger than 2013. After two years of developing we really feel like this will be our best year yet from a partnership standpoint and from the pit crew and driver perspective everyone is amped and ready to fight for a championship.”
The eye catching new team liveries are also helping to raise Wilson’s excitement levels. “Our MX-5s look fantastic! We have kept the same graphical shape but we have added new types of material to both wraps. The #3 and the #5 cars will be showing up in a lot of Daytona pit lane pictures for sure!”
My latest client, CJ Wilson Racing hired me, while at Sebring to capture their fleet of Mazda MX-5 racecars in the first two rounds of the Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup. CJ Wilson, best known as a pitcher fo the Los Angeles Angels in the Major League Baseball Series runs a large team across two series with plans to expand into endurance racing in the future. It was a great weekend for the team with Elliott Skeer taking the win in Round 2 on the last lap.
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The Team Need for Speed/Red Bull Mazda RX-8, which Mad Mike Whiddett campaigned in the 2010 Formula Drift Championship won the ‘Best looking Car’ Award at the season banquet. The award was presented following voting by drivers, teams and industry figures.
Andy worked with Mike on the livery, a variation of Andy’s BMW Z4 design for Team Need for Speed to include Mike’s Red Bull sponsorship. It was quite a challenge for Andy to incorporate both brands on the car. The look of the car is also helped by its low stance and its cool wheels which Mike and Twins Turbo designed.