The IMSA Spotter Guide for Petit Le Mans is now online to download as the usual IMSA booklet, or as a 2page 11×17 Poster style layout. Please note, I will be at the event, so there will be no further updates to the guide this week. You can download the guide here.
Update: Since the guide was completed on Tuesday, there have been a number of changes to drivers and cars.
#7 PC – New White Base #8 PC – New White base with Dracula (!) on front and black sidepods #91 GTLM Replaced Dominik Farnbacher with Kuno Wittmer. #93 GTLM Replaced Kuno Wittmer with Dominik Farnbacher. #19 GTD Added Mark Kvamme and Daniel Llyod. #45 GTD Added Andrew Palmer. #48 GTD All Black livery with reflective elements #51 GTD South Aftrican flag graphics added. #73 GTD Added Norbert Siedler. #94 GTD Replaced Paul Dalla Lana with Christoffer Nygaard #007 GTD Blue pinstriping added and Royal Purple Branding
In addition #9 and #71 have been withdrawn
Thanks everyone for their support, we aim to be back next year with more IMSA Spotter Guides!
Next guide release will be WEC Japan, releasing on 6th October,
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.
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!
As an extension of the Spotter Guides series, Andy Blackmore Design has released a full 2014 Tour de France Spotter Guide. The guide features all the teams, riders, route and stages. All the Jerseys have been accurately illustrated including the new Tinkoff-Saxo top which was released yesterday (July 4th) and can be downloaded on the new dedicated Tour de France Page.
Next guide will be the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge guide for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and will be released 7th July.
Version 4 of the Nissan NISMO Spotter Guide for the 24 Heures du Mans 2014 is now available as a free download following Scrutineering.
The guide features all 56 cars, team, chassis, engine and driver details along with a timetable, map and current WEC points standings and is the perfect tool for watching at the circuit or from home.. Each car has been illustrated in detail, with the assistance of almost every team. Thanks to these teams, we have the most up to date visual guide available anywhere!
The guide is available as a 3 page A3 size PDF and as 3 separate JPEG’s (4500pixels wide) which is perfect for desktop wallpaper and large printing and as a High and Low resolution A4 size PDF. The A4 release is great for home printing and also viewing on a mobile device.
No apps or fees are required. You can download the guide HERE, along with any future update
Huge thanks to Nissan for partnering with the guide. Make sure you follow their Twitter Account @NISMO_Global
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.
INDYCAR’s Ryan Long has been producing race by race Spotter Guides for the series for many years. This weekend will see the crown jewel, the Indy 500 take place. With speeds above 230mph and many one-off rides and liveries, a Spotter Guide is a must.
You can download Ryan’s official INDY 500 Spotter Guide HERE
Hankook Tires USA recently commissioned me to produce a special Hero Card in the style of a Spotter Guide featuring all 13 of their runners in the 2014 Formula Drift Championship. Hankook have kindly allowed me to make the online version available on SpotterGuides.com. Hop over to the new Formula Drift page to download the guide.
Small update also taken place to the F1 Spotter Guide ahead of Bahrain, with new sidepod branding for Lotus and McLaren. You can downoad the guides in PDF and JPEG format on the dedicated F1 page.
Next up, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Viewing guide, smaller this time around as only Prototypes and GT-LM are running, followed by the WEC Spotter Guide for Round 1 at Silverstone.
The 2014 Formula One Spotter Guide is now available to download in PDF or JPG form. Released just before Free Practice 1, the guide features all the new era Formula One cars and driver helmets, along with team, chassis and engine details.