This was my third livery commission from Team BMR and Brand Pilot and this year and we developed the 2016 livery design which could become interchangeable over time with different brands and colors, without diluting the look.
Taking reference from the italic Team BMR logo, I created a graphic with various Rhomboids (slanted rectangles) across the with accented strips either side in Dark Grey or Process Blue which is a corporate color for Adrian Flux. The Darker Blue used is a deep metallic vinyl and provides a good contrast to the White base required by Subaru and the team. These graphic areas also give clear defined spaces to the partners which help visibility at speed.
Leading British Touring Car runners, ‘Team BMR’ showed their all new Subaru Levorg GT at the British Touring Car Championship earlier this week. With a four car build underway for Team owner, Warren Scott, BTCC champions Jason Plato and Colin Turkington with new boy, James Cole, time has been very tight.
Subaru Rally Team USA showed off their 2016 Rally liveries during testing in preparation for next weekend’s on the Rally of the 100 Acre wood. Developed from the 2015 design a bolder graphic has been employed which has been personalized for each driver.
Leading UK team, Team BMR will bring Subaru into the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and commissioned me to create a rendering to head the announcement. Completed last month, the render features the Subaru Levorg, a model only available in certain European and Asian markets with a BTCC spec body kit which was created in conjunction with Team BMR. For the release, the now ‘traditional’ Team BMR Black base was used. Was a cool render to create.
This marks the third Subaru supported team I have worked for. I also create the livery design for the Subaru Rally Team USA (Vermont SportCar) and Subaru Canada (Rocket Racing Rally)
2015 Rally America Champion, David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew conducted testing ahead of Wales Rally GB earlier this week with their Group N 2015 Subaru WRX STI entered by Subaru Rally Team USA and Vermont SportsCar.
Commissioned by Vermont to design a tribute livery to honor the late Colin McRae and his 1995 WRC Championship Win, the car has quickly become a fan favourite after a successful test and the ‘ceremonial’ start on Thursday night. Continue Reading
I have been very fortunate to have turned my hobby into my career. Although not a big ‘design’ project, this is a special one for me. I was commissioned by regular client, Vermont SportsCar, who run the Subaru Rally Team USA program to create a Colin McRae tribute livery to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Colin’s World Rally Championship. David Higgins will pilot his Group N (JRM) Subaru WRX STi with co-driver Craig Drew.
I have tried to keep as close was we can to the original livery, swapping out tyre and fuel sponsors of the day to 2015 partners including coloration where possible. Subaru die-hards will notice we are also using the darker non-metallic blue of the early cars.
It was a very cool project to work on and as a kid from Great Britain who grew up with rallying (my god-father was a co-driver, then later I co-drove in a couple of Single Venue British Championships with my brother-in-law) it was special to be able to pay tribute to Britain’s first WRC Champion.
A few of my clients have recently released cool videos of their race, rally and drift programs. Each carry one of my favourite 2015 liveries! Take a look
HPA Motorsports video features review of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge as the team get to grips with the new entries and the frustrations when a small dollar clip can take you our of a race. You can view Episode 1 here
The third season of Subaru’s Launch Control series is undersay and episode 2 features the debut of their Wide bodied WRX STi Sedan in Andy Blackmore Design livery.
Finally, Dean Kearney and video guru Stephen Brooks have released this video of their exploits in Round 2 of the Formula Drift series around Turn 10 at Road Atlanta.
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.
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.
Excited to announce I have been working with Subaru USA Technical Partner, Vermont SportsCar, on the 2015 Subaru WRX STi Rally America Livery.
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).
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.