The so-called ‘off’ season has been anything but here. My first 2020 livery comission came in early September with various discussions months before that and there has been no let up since.
My first full weekend off will actually be the weekend of the Rolex 24 when I’ll be miles away from Daytona watching from BC, Canada.
It has been a great year so far and I will endeavor to update the website more often in 2020, but for now a quick over view on the various liveries and art at the Rolex 24.
GEAR Racing powered by GRT Grasser
I have worked with GEAR’s Mark Ruggieri on a number of sponsorship proposals in recent months. Just before Christmas, the team decided to make a big entrance at the ROAR with a one off livery. I had two days to pull something together, if I was going to accept the challenge.
To be honest, I was already overloaded, but I’ve had an idea for a Pop-Art style ‘Art Car’ for a few years, but as its not very corporate friendly, there was never the right opportunity until now.
The so called off season has been a busy time with a fleet of liveries in IMSA and other series either complete, or in progress, plus the release of the IMSA Spotter Guide.
I have been fortunate to have been able to produce a number of liveries for teams which will be on display at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Here is a quick summary. Full features on some of these liveries coming soon.
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
#19 Moorespeed – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Moorespeed are a long term client and I have designed their liveries for a few years in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup. This year, they move up to the WeatherTech series with a new Audi R8 LMS GT3. Main sponsor Bardahl traditionally run in black and yellow. We wanted to mix it up a bit and make the car more stealth, so a mix of Gold (to tie in with the #IMSA50 celebrations) create a clean looking design which is also unique on the grid.
The livery has been well received and IMSA have used it as their flagship car to promote the Rolex24
#48 Paul Miller Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo
Current Lamborghini Super Trofeo AM champion, Ryan Hardwick has commissioned me to design his liveries in the past and returned this year to create an all new look for Paul Miller Racing with Ryan’s 1st Phrom sponsorship. This was a tricky design as another (NDA) client had an identical livery brief in terms of color, for a while, so we played with a Blue and then a Black base.
As is often the case the extra variants and revisions helped to resolve the design.
#71 P1 Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3
I had great fun designing the Chupacabra for JC Perez and P1 Motorsport last year. The livery also ended up on multiple Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos as well as their race haulers. This became a huge fan favourite for kids which was cool We tweaked the design this year, using a graphite base and adding in a side illustration of a Chupacabra, ready to pounce. P1 Motorsports will be racing the full season of the IMSA WeatherTech championship.
As the beginning of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season descends upon us in just a couple short weeks it is with great pleasure and excitement that we release the new livery design for the No. 94 BMW Z4 GTD entry for the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. Since the decision to run the new Z4 platform in 2014 was made there has been a multitude of changes to our program; with a new car comes new equipment, new parts, new procedures and of course a new graphics package.
“With the transition to the new Z4 cars, we felt we needed to evolve our current liveries into something that would be suitable for the extreme curves and unique lines of the Z4 body.” Commented Will Turner. “We wanted to make sure the new Z4 livery preserved the historic Turner Motorsport look and colors but also wanted it to give us something new and exciting and I think this Andy Blackmore livery does both. Blue and yellow BMWs are synonymous with Turner, standing out from the competition year after year.”
The blue and yellow livery dates back to 1997 with Will Turner’s first E36 World Challenge Touring car which was indistinguishably modeled after the 1995-96 Renault British Touring Car liveries. The bright combination of the royal blue and bright yellow jumped off the TV screen setting the cars apart from the rest of the field.