The NISMO Spotter Guide series returns for 2015 in April with expanded coverage starting from Silverstone. Following a very successful 2014, the World Endurance Championship Spotter Guide will be joined by the European Le Mans Series Spotter Guide for each of the five rounds.
Tthe ELMS guide is set to showcase the dominance of the Nissan P2 power plant with EVERY prototype except one using the Japanese engine! In the World Endurance Championship, over half of the P2 grid will also use the Nissan engine . These will be joined by the new P1 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO from Le Mans.
INDYCAR’s very own Ryan Long has released the first of the series 2015 Spotter Guides at INDYCAR.com. With the introduction of bdykits, new liveries and new drivers, you will need the guide to catch-up on the updates.
Download the St.Petersburg Guide HERE. Future guides can be found on the individual events section of Indycar.com
Long time coming as my motorsport livery work has kept me busy, but I’m pleased to announce the 2015 Racing Wall Planner is now available to download as a PDF, or new for 2015, a Print available on RedBubble.com The Wall Planner features all the main racing series around the world, grouped into motorsport genres.
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 19th or 20th January and will be updated during the week as new drivers are announced.
Due to my main line of design work (see here!), the 2015 Racing Wall planner will now be launched after the Rolex 24, probably in early February. As I write this, there are a couple of championships which have not confirmed dates.
You will be able to download the guide here, but you will also have the opportunity to purchase a professionally printed version of the guide. I always get requests to sell the Spotter Guides, but thats not normally an option due to licensing as I want to do everything above the board as many teams and series are also my clients today, or in the future.
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.