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.
I was fortunate to work with Canadian team, Compass360 Racing on their new Audi fleet of racecars. At the end of last year, I designed a new livery for the Audi S3, which blended the traditional Compass360 look, a retro inspired Audi Sport identity with the vibrant and cool paint films of AERO.
More recently, Compass360 Racing have been preparing to make their TUDOR debut at Lime Rock Park with a new Audi R8 LMS. I collaborated on the livery with the team owner (and leading Creative Director), Karl Thomson.
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.
With the 2015 IMSA Season now underway with the annual ‘ROAR’ Test at Daytona. IMSA have released the first of my shirt designs for 2015. These are now available at the IMSA merchandising truck at Daytona for the ROAR test. This print (on rear) features each of the full time chassis for 15 ( The Viper is hidden in this shot). Available in Adult and Youth sizes.
Two more circuit related shirts will be available from the Rolex 24, while a Spotter Guide shirt will be available from Sebring.
Turner Motorsporthave announced they will defend their GTD Class title in 2015, returning for a full season of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship. After a challenging debut in the series in 2014, the team bounced back to win the GTD Class Championship. Turner were the first team worldwide to win a major championship with the BMW Z4 GT3.
For 2015, Turner will compete in the TUDOR series and the Pirelli World Challenge. More news on the PWC program and liveries soon.
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.
I originally trained as a car designer and in later years designed, bodykits and styling modifications for various racecars and show-cars such as the Mustang RTR-X and the Need for Speed Edition Mustang GT500 SuperSnake.
I seem to have a connection with the Mustang as my latest little project, in association with Road and Track Magazine was a Ford Mustang GTE race car concept.
The new shape Mustang has lost some of the aggression of previous generations and has ended up a more generic machine, possibly due to its Global release, so this concept (and its just that) is more menacing and based loosely off the GT350 which is currently testing at the Nurburgring with Camouflage.
Round Two of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, the 12 Hours of Sebring takes place this weekend and I am delighted to confirm an additional livery in the series for Camp Boggy Creek, Bayshore Recycling and PR1/Mathiasen Motorsport. This makes a total of nine cars racing at Sebring with my liveries!
Sponsor Bayshore Recycling commissioned me earlier this month to design a livery for their new affiliation with Camp Boggy Creek – the Florida-based camp for seriously ill children. The tie-in with Camp Boggy Creek came through team partner Bayshore Recycling’s desire to highlight a worthy charity for the 2014 season. The decision to form the partnership with Camp Boggy Creek is thanks to the late, great Paul Newman.
The IMSA Viewing Guide including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge Spotter Guides is now available to download at IMSA.com or a slightly larger file here at my other site, Spotter Guides.com
Audi AG announced their 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship campaign earlier today including an Audi R8 LMS Ultra for Californian based race team GMG.
There was a strong desire from the team for a clean design with interesting finishes (more to come on that!) and not using the ‘Blade’ as a colorway divider. GMG has a cool graphic logo present on most of their race cars through the years, so wanted to isolate that out and make it integral to the livery. The livery will make its debut at the Rolex 24 at the end of January.
Owner, Alex Welch will be joined by James Sofronas who took second place in the drivers championship of the Pirelli World Challenge. Audi Sport customer racing drivers Frank Stippler who came in the third place in last year’s race and Marc Basseng will join the team as they strive for success in the new Championship.
It is with great pleasure I can announce an agreement with IMSA to produce Spotter Guide art for the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and the feeder IMSA Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge throughout 2014!
The guides will be included in a special fan guide which IMSA will be producing. This will be available online and also at the track.
The first guide for the Rolex24 is already in production with over 100cars to produce, 68 TUDOR and the leading 40 Continental cars. Teams have been contacted and liveries are now coming in. In addition I have created a number of liveries for teams this year. It is great to be continue the IMSA connection with the Spotter Guide series after six years producing the official American Le Mans Spotter Guides.
I will be at the ROAR Test in early January if any teams want to discuss their appearance in the new Spotter Guides.
November 1st sees the launch of the new IMSA.com website, which will provide all the official series coverage for the Tudor United Sports Car Championship and Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge.
With my long association with the IMSA run American Le Mans Series, I was asked to provide illustrations for each style of car in the 2014 United Sports Car Championship to educate visitors of the class structure. Another example of how Spotter Guide Illustrations can be used for multiple projects.
IMSA also used my side illustrations for their Competitor Bulletin on the new number panels and class branding.