The Speedhunters car culture program reached out to me towards the end of September for a livery re-fresh of their Need for Speed Porsche 911 RWB which had been on show previously at SEMA.
SEMA is the largest trade after market car show in the world and takes place every year in Las Vegas in November. The show is huge so its vital to create something that is a talking point so its remembered.
With the desire of a refresh and timescale our options were extremely limited. Speedhunters wanted to call out reference for the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally classing winning Porsche 911 of Herbert Linge and David Falke which carried the number ‘147’. While this was Red, the brief called for something Black, more sinister and ‘home-grown’ in appearance but with Rally influence.
Another successful SEMA Show in the books. My tenth visit to the largest automotive aftermarket show in Vegas, SEMA is a trade only show filled with thousands of competition cars and car builds, and this year, an insane 140,000 people.
I have over 90 images of the show on my Instagram feed, which you can view here.
I will be at the SEMA Show from Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th November. If you would like to meet up to discuss any project or collaboration, please do not hesitate to contact me via my contact page or social media.
I was recently commissioned by one of the top custom shops in Canada to create a render of a build which is currently in progress at Stone’s Speed Shop is based in Chilliwack, BC
This cool low riding Chevy C-10 truck is currently in build and just armed with a few Facebook images and a spec, was able to create this rendering which will be shown alongside the in progress build at the British Columbia Classic and Custom Car Show in Abbotsford 17-19 April.
Stone’s Speed Shop owner,Kevin Stone, is also locally known for some amazing metal sculptures (see below), a real artist and craftsman.
I was recently interviewed by RXSpeed about our design and styling process of Ken Block’s Honnicorn Mustang RTR which was built in conjunction with Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Mustang RTR brand and AutoSport Dynamics (ASD).
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.
Andy Blackmore, Scion Corporate Manager Dave Harbuck and Speedhunters Technical Editor Keith Charvonia
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many series have completed their 2014 season and now the focus is very much on 2015. Andy Blackmore Design will be at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, in early November, so please do not hesitate to contact Andy if you want to arrange a meet up and discuss plans for the coming year.
I will have a number (currently 10!) of vehicles on display, a mixture of builds like the Speedhunters ‘Maximum Attack Scion FR-S and liveries including the Championship Winning Turner Motorsport BMW Z4.
A Full post covering all the vehicles will appear around SEMA.
I was recently contracted by Electronic Arts and their Speedhunters car culture blog to design the look of their entry in the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA in November. The car builder is Keith Charvonia who built one of the stars of the show, a Kaiser, back in 2012 and has been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage web-video series. We have less than 90 days and a $10,000 pot of gold to transform the car.
The Scion Tuner Challenge is known for attracting the top builders and turning out some of the most radical automotive creations each year at the SEMA Show, so we’re honored to announce that we’ll be participating with a build of our own this year. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tuner Challenge, Scion have mixed things up by choosing three of the top media outlets to compete against each other. Super Street will represent print, GT Channel as video, and of course Speedhunters as your digital media source of all things car culture.
True to form, we’re brainstorming behind the scenes to bring you guys the type of stylistic automotive mash-up you would only expect from Speedhunters, and we’ve teamed up our resident car builder, Keith Charvonia with designer Andy Blackmore to develop the build. Scion will be kicking in an FR-S and they’ve given us less than 90 days to transform the car from bone stock to show stopper. The FR-S has just arrived and we’re tearing into it now, so stay tuned for build updates.
Follow along right here on Speedhunters and ScionRacing.com, and let us know how you would build a Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S in the comments below. You never know, your ideas might even make it into the build!
One of my previous projects with Speedhunters for SEMA was the Mustang RTR-X which I designed with Vaughn Gittin Jr., While the Scion Challenge has a significantly smaller budget, we plan to be different and create somethings striking….
Drop me a line if you have an exciting project you want to discuss at SEMA. I will be at the show Tuesday 5- Thursday 7th November. Use my contact form on the website or leave me a message on Facebook or Twitter (links below)
I have posted a number of images from SEMA on my Facebook Fan Page (don’t forget to ‘Like’). Most of the OEM’s have been shown extensively on the big news and Blog sites such as Autoblog.com, Jalopnik.com and Speedhunters.com so I have focused on some of the other cool machines.
The Team Need for Speed Mustang RTR-X which Andy designed with Vaughn Gittin Jr was unveiled earlier this week on the Ford Stand at the SEMA Show. The car looks stunning in the flesh.
Twins Turbo and Steen Chassis did an amazing job bring Andy and Jr’s vision to reality. AutoGuide.com said it was “Definitive showstopper”. The launch took place immediately after the Ford press conference. There were more people waiting by the covered RTR-X than at the main conference.
You can follow the build process and the debut of the RTR-X on Speedhunters and on our own detailed RTR-X post
Andy has been working with Formula Drift race winner, Vaughn Gittin Jr, on this exciting new build over the past few months. The build is based off a 1969 Mustang Boss and will be built from a new Chassis, from scratch.
The car will make its debut at SEMA 2010, but you can follow the entire build process including livery voting here at Speedhunters.com.
The outline of the project was presented to Speedhunters earlier this month before a livery vote, showing a variety of designs. The Speedhunters voted in their thousands, literally and luckily our favourite design won. A Dark grey metallic base with Matt Grey elements and Sonic Green highlights. The Green is sure to be controversial, but the last thing we want to create is a bland design. This needs to stand out.
The original post on Speedhunters can be viewed here, while a summary of the build and design can be read here, on Andy Blackmore Design.
Thanks to Vaughn and Rod Chong for the opportunity to work on this unique project.