Been a busy few months with liveries and Spotter Guides, so updates have been less frequent on here than I would desire.
Anyway, a big update on the site in a few weeks with many of the 2017 liveries, but first off, just to let you know a number of new Spotter Guides have been released on sister-site, SpotterGuides.com
In addition to the usual IMSA WeatherTech and Continental Spotter Guides, updated for each race weekend, I have recently released the Official IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Spotter Guide and the Official Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Spotter Guide. Both series racing this weekend at CoTA.
With these four series, a total of 13 cars will be carrying my liveries, plus a couple more I helped on a little. Pretty cool!
New regs, new cars, new liveries and lots of new driver combination makes the Official Spotter Guide a must. The guide will be updated later in the week with any driver or livery additions (probably after Tech is completed). Livery wise, all except Rebellion have previously been confirmed.
If you are at the circuit, a printed guide/program will be available later in the week.
The guide also features a number of my own liveries.
Thanks to the teams for their help with reference of the guides, to IMSA of course, the proof readers and you for downloading and sharing the guide!
A new addition to the SpotterGuides.com series with the TORA CJ Wilson Racing Cayman Cup, a virtual race series run by CJ Wilson Racing and TORA, The Online Racing Association. The guide features 42 entries including the guest rides of Marc Miller and Danny Burkett, CJ Wilson Racing’s ‘real-world’ racers in the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge.
You can download the guide at the dedicated Cayman Cup guide at sister site, SpotterGuides
With IMSA’s ROAR test just days away, ahead of the Rolex 24Hours, a couple of liveries are starting to surface on social media.
Turner Motorsport have a 2 car entry in the newly named WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the all new BMW M6 GT3. More details on the livery later, but this is a development of the successful Z4 GT3 livery. Look closely and you might spot some differences between the 96 and 97 cars.
Turner are very pro-active on Social media, so you can catch up on their progress on Twitter.
The Spotter Guides for the WEC IMSA double header event at Circuit of The Americas in Texas are now available on SpotterGuides.com
The Official IMSA Spotter Guide features all four TUDOR classes as well as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. You can download the official guide from the dedicated page.
The NISMO Spotter Guide for the WEC round features all 31 cars with the latest liveries and driver changes. You can download the WEC guide from its dedicated page.
Both guides will be kept up to date during the week with driver and any significant livery changes.
Thank you to Nissan and IMSA. Without their support, there would be no Spotter Guides.
In addition, the TUDOR United SportsCar Entry car art will also be used in the official programme at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Thank you to those who downloaded, retweeted, shared or liked the NISMO Le Mans Spotter Guide. We had over 100,000 unique downloads on this site, plus an unknown number via Nissan USA’s press release channels..
Thanks to Nissan NISMO for sponsorship of the ELMS, WEC and Le Mans Spotter Guides and to IMSA for partnering on their official Guides for the TUDOR and CTSC series.
The 2015 NISMO Spotter Guides for the World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series event at Silverstone are now available to download on our new dedicated WEC and ELMS. This link will remain the same for the season.
The guide is available in PDF and JPG format and will be updated prior to each event.
Thanks to NISMO for their support of the guides. Without their assistance, the guides wouldn’t exist.
SpotterGuides.com also offer a Formula One guide, 2015 Racing Wall Planner and from next week, the Official TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Guide for Long Beach.
The NISMO Spotter Guide series returns for 2015 in April with expanded coverage starting from Silverstone on associate site SpotterGuides.com. Following a very successful 2014, the World Endurance Championship Spotter Guide will be joined by the European Le Mans Series Spotter Guide for each of the five rounds.
Tthe ELMS guide is set to showcase the dominance of the Nissan P2 power plant with EVERY prototype except one using the Japanese engine! In the World Endurance Championship, over half of the P2 grid will also use the Nissan engine . These will be joined by the new P1 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO from Le Mans.
The Official Spotter Guide for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge is now available on my other site, SpotterGuides.com, or from the event section of IMSA.com
For 2015, we are reverting to the traditional 11×17 Landscape Guide online. For the larger races this consists of three pages which will feature all the car, team and driver details to all the entries in the TUDOR Championship. New for 2015, we are also including the leading 40 entries for the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge. When space allows we will also include the race schedule. The guide will be updated for each race and will be available on the Monday of race week.
I am excited to announce I will be working with IMSA again in 2015 creating the art for the official IMSA Spotter Guides.
Starting with the Rolex 24, IMSA will print a ‘Race Viewing Guide’ booklet available at the circuit as per 2014.
Online, we will be reverting back to the traditional 11×17 Poster Style Guide for you to download which should make things easier! The online guide will be released on spotterguides.com and imsa.com on 19th or 20th January and will be updated during the week as new drivers are announced.
The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of the Americas this weekend and SpotterGuides.com have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track.
NISMO will be sponsoring the remaining FIA WEC Spotter Guides following the huge success of the 24Hr Le Mans Spotter Guides where we had over 93000 downloads to date.
There are two versions of the Spotter Guide available for the IMSA events. The IMSA Viewing Guide booklet is available to download here, or printed at the circuit, while for CoTA and Petit Le Mans, Andy Blackmore Design will also be releasing a traditional ‘Poster Style’ version of the guides. This is a trial, so let me know what you think below.
At the end of May, Nissan Motorsport announced they will enter the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship including Le Mans with a full-factory effort of two LM P1 cars. The car will be called the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO and will make its testing debut towards the end of the year. In addition to sponsorship of my Le Mans Spotter Guides, I was separately commissioned to create some supporting car illustrations showcasing Nissan’s current and future involvement.
I produced a number of vehicle illustrations to support their media coverage for the announcement and for Le Mans.
This is a great example of how illustrations can give a client a consistent message, free of different photo shoots and lighting challenges. The images were utilized a number of times making them excellent value for Nissan.
Production of the 24Hr of Le Mans Spotter Guide is well under way and am pleased to announce that, in conjunction with DailySportscar.com, Nissan will be sponsoring the Le Mans Guide once again which is apt given their domination in the P2 category this year!
Also been working on some illustrations for Nissan for their recent GTR-LM NISMO announcement.
Feel free to thank Nissan NISMO on Twitter for the Spotter Guide support if you want to help out. Timescales are tight this year, so provisionally the 1st edition of the guide will be released on the 6th June, ahead of Scrutineering on my dedicated site, SpotterGuides.com for those travelling early.
The guide will then be updated after Scruitneering. As before the guide will be available as an A3 and A4 versions which will suit printing, desktop and mobile viewing…all free of charge and without the need of an app.