Andy Blackmore’s spotter guide artwork has become synonymous with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The man behind the art, however, and the process required to draw the 60 starters with 20 pieces of unique information included for each car, is more of a mystery.
Stops at the McLaren Formula 1 team and EA Sports propelled Blackmore to start his own company where he’s become a prominent livery designer for teams competing in IMSA and the Pirelli World Challenge series. (His wild 'Chupacabra' livery, commissioned in January by the P1 Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 team, is a particular favorite.)
Working from his home in Western Canada, the Briton serves more than 100,000 fans for Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona, and other major endurance races through the site where his free event artwork can be downloaded.
But it all started for Blackmore with artwork competitions as a young boy. Too many, apparently, as he shares his unique background and the fascinating method of producing the Le Mans spotter guide below.