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
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 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.