Thank you to those who downloaded, re-tweeted, shared or liked the NISMO Le Mans Spotter Guide. We had over 130,000 unique downloads on this site, plus an TBC number via Nissan USA’s press release network.
Thanks to Nissan NISMO for sponsorship of the ELMS, WEC and Le Mans Spotter Guides
It has been a crazy week at SEMA for me this year with various meetings and launches of various cars, but one of the main highlights was Speedhunters ‘Maximum Attack’ Scion FR-S winning the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge earlier this week.
Andy Blackmore, Scion Corporate Manager Dave Harbuck and Speedhunters Technical Editor Keith Charvonia
Hot rod car builder, Keith Charvonia of Charvonia Design, created an amazingly detailed build to an exceptionally high standard, with our reference to the old 70’s and 80’s IMSA heritage and a reason for everything on the car we managed to take the win narrowly from SuperStreet, who had previously won the Fan Vote.
I was fortunate to be approached to work with car builder Keith Charvonia on the build of a special Scion FR-S for the 2104 Scion Tuner Challenge which is shown at SEMA. The Maximum Attack Scion FR-S by Speedhunters, has now been released to the public and a Fan Vote is now underway.
We created a special track day racer inspired by the early days of my client, IMSA, and the introduction of Japanese manufactures to American racing including the legendary TRD Celica by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers. You can read more about the design process HERE.
A Build post or two will also be published on Speedhunters in the near future. Full tech specs below.
But for now, its time to vote. Head over to the Scion Tuner Challenge pageand choose the build you like the best, hopefully it might be the Speedhunters entry in the iconic TRD livery. You dont need to register or set anything up, it will take 5 seconds. Voting ends Tuesday, 11:59pm
Thanks to all the partners on the build. Appreciate everyone’s help, spreading the news across social media etc. Massive thanks.
The Nissan NISMO Spotter Guide for the 6hrs of Shanhai is now available to download and features the extra ESM entries from the States. You can download the guide HERE on our dedicated WEC Page.
Formula One returns to the US this weekend and we have the perfect Spotter Guide for you. Although Marussia and Caterham have bailed out, we’ve left them in the guide as its a season long asset. Lets hope they return later in the season. You can download the Guide on our F1Page.
Finally, if you get a chance, please consider taking 10 seconds to vote on a special Scion Tuner Challenge Build I designed for Speedhunters and car builder Keith Charvonia. You can vote HERE and read more about the design on my sister site, Andy Blackmore Design.
Thanks for your support.
A reminder, this weekend SpotterGuides.com and IMSA.com also have the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship Guide for VIR available HERE while INDYCAR visits Sonoma and their INDYCAR Spotter Guide can be downloaded HERE
Thanks to everyone who supports the Spotter Guide series including the teams and to IMSA who make production of this possible. Special thanks to our media partners including Dailysportscar, RadioLeMans.com, Sportscar365, Ten-Tenths and l’endurance. We rely on their support, so please make sure you take a second to visit them, or send them a thanks on Twitter!
Production of the 24Hr of Le Mans Spotter Guide is well under way and am pleased to announce that, in conjunction with DailySportscar.com, Nissan will be sponsoring the Le Mans Guide once again which is apt given their domination in the P2 category this year!
Also been working on some illustrations for Nissan for their GTR-LMP1 announcement.
Feel free to thank Nissan NISMO on Twitter for the Spotter Guide support if you want to help out. Timescales are tight this year, so provisionally the 1st edition of the guide will be released around the 6th-7th June, ahead of Scrutineering on my dedicated site, SpotterGuides.com for those travelling early. The guide will then be updated after Scruitneering. As before the guide will be available as an A3 and A4 versions which will suit printing, desktop and mobile viewing…all free of charge and without the need of an app.