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 have recently been working with the Merchandising division of IMSA on a range of commissions including these vector illustrations for t-shirts, which will be available from the IMSA Trucks, at the Circuit of The Americas and Petit Le Mans.
Hop over to my dedicated Portfolio Page for more information and examples on the merchandise I have been developing with IMSA.
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.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Raceday Viewing Guide incorporating the Spotter Guide is now available to download for this weekend’s round at Long Beach. Prototypes and GT-LM’s feature in this race on Saturday. You can visit the dedicated TUDOR page on SpotterGuides.com or on the Official IMSA website. The guide will also be available at the circuit.
After a successful six years producing the official American Le Mans Series Spotter Guide, race car livery designer, Andy Blackmore has partnered with IMSA to produce a new Fan Raceday Viewing Guide for 2014
The new style guide features all 67 cars with their liveries along with driver rosters, chassis, engine and class details for every car in the Tudor SportsCar Championship. In addition, 40 of the Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge cars are also shown in the guide which will be updated prior to each race.
The guide is produced by IMSA and Andy Blackmore Design and is currently being printed and will be available at the circuit, but the online version, released today has the very latest driver list and liveries including some designs not seen before. Continue Reading
24-hour sports car endurance races are as much a matter of survival as competition – an adage even more accurate this week, as DeltaWing Racing Cars prepares to battle more than 60 fellow competitors in the inaugural event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
A host of new elements have made the virtually nonexistent off season an interesting one for the DeltaWing team: a new livery, designed by Andy Blackmore Design, a new tire (the Prototype class runs exclusively on Continental tires), a new television network (all TUDOR Championship races will be on the FOX network) and of course, the new series itself. With the former American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am series now united, the Prototype class has grown to a whopping 18 cars.
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.
Ensuring your race team, brand and partner stands out on track in 2014 is more important than ever.
With a premier new championship in North America, brand recognition through a striking team design and livery is important where full or oversubscribed grids will be the norm and multiple classes, of which many will have limited TV exposure. The series has also introduced new number and positon placements which will make livery designs more challenging.
Europe sees similar challenges with new rules in the Prototype class of the WEC taking the headlines and a wide range of GT championships including British GT, Blancpain Endurance Series, FIA GT and GT Open.
2014 is already taking shape for many teams with sponsorship and livery proposals underway. My first 2014 livery will be shown in a couple of weeks.
In preparation, I have built up an extensive selection of four view templates to kick start any livery projects which you commission. The majority of these templates have been created using OEM information and data.
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.
John Dagys of Sportscar365.com writes, “Porsche North America is expecting a high demand for its new Porsche 991 GT America race car which is likely to dominate the GTD class of the new Tudor United Sports Car Championship.”
The 991 GT America is based off the new 991 Cup car and I have full vector templates drawn up for both cars for any teams who would like to commission full livery designs or quick sponsorship mock-ups.
I have a large collection of vehicle templates and access to data and assets from many manufacturers to ensure current and future templates are the most accurate available, including other GT3 machinery likely to fill GTD including the McLaren MP4-12 GT3, BMW Z4 GT3, Ferrari F458 and Audi R8 LMS
Do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.