As a special treat, and thank you for the tens of thousands who downloaded my IMSA Spotter Guide for the recent Rolex24, I am making available a free wallpaper featuring an illustration of the GTLM finish with Oliver Gavin leading Antonio Garcia by just 0.034 seconds over on my main design site, AndyBlackmoreDesign
The next Spotter Guide will be the IMSA guide for Sebring, available on 14th March. In the meantime, I will be releasing my annual Racing Wall Planner later this month.
IMSA have commissioned me for many year to produce their official Spotter Guide (the Rolex edition gets released later today!). In recent years this has extended to additional illustrations for internal and external presentations and illustrations for their on track support, web and the IMSA app. An example of this is IMSA’s overview of the 2016 Classes post on IMSA.com
These blank car illustrations will also feature in the IMSA Raceday viewing guide booklet and around the track on hoardings aiding fan, old and new. A great example where a company can re-use and maximise their ‘investment’ in quality illustrations.
Happy New Year!
A quick post to bring you up to speed on SpotterGuides.com plans in the first couple of months of the new year.
Towards the end of January, the official IMSA Spotter Guide returns. Available as an online three page guide or as part of IMSA’s raceday viewing guide, available at the circuit, it will feature all the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge entries for the Rolex24.
The online guide is due to be released on 25 January and will be update during race week and will be the first look for a large number of liveries, including one team which will have a cover on their car, literally until Wednesday afternoon.
The printed guide will be available at the IMSA Fan zone inside Daytona International Speedway from Thursday of race week.
Thanks to IMSA once again for partnering with Andy Blackmore Design and almost every IMSA team for assisting.
Once the guide is out the way (plenty of liveries to work through as well – see Andy Blackmore Design for more info), I will be turning my attention to the 2016 Racing Wall Planner which will be released during February.
As before this will be available online, or, if you prefer a larger professional quality will also be available.
Sponsorship is unconfirmed for the ELMS, WEC or Le Mans guides. If your company is interested in getting their brands in the hands of die-hard race fans, contact me and I’ll forward you the Partnership Deck.
The untimely death of British driver Justin Wilson has left a huge void in the racing community, but also, more importantly with the Wilson family. He was always a gentleman and as so many have stated, was someone you simply aspire to be as a person.
So, I’ve tried to do my part in a small way, as has many drivers, teams, series and other individuals to help Justin’s family with some financial stability in the future. I have partnered with Ryan Long, who is the Art Director at INDYCAR, to produce a very limited edition print which, all being well be part of the Justin Wilson auction on ebay on the evening of 19th October. All proceeds will go to the Justin Wilson Children’s Fund.
Each day, until Monday, we will release a teaser image on social media, showing one of the 14 cars we illustrated, starting with the Formula Palmer Audi championship winning car.
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
The Spotter Guides for the WEC IMSA double header event at Circuit of The Americas in Texas are now available to download.
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.
Many years ago I produced a series of Champ Car Illustrations including Justin Wilson’s RuSport Champ Car. I pulled this illustration of Justin’s helmet off the artwork. Its not great detail, but feel free to use the image to show your support for Justin, his family, colleagues and friends in this difficult time. Number of updates below , please read.