Back when we were all kids, a lot of us probably did that thing where we’d take a Bburago auto scale model and proceed to paint over the existing car’s body color in whatever livery we can think of.
It ruined far more models than we would’ve liked, but it was pretty fun.
Fast forward to today and the TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America team is asking us to submit our very own paint scheme creations for its Vantage GT3 racecar. The prize? They’re going to take that livery design of yours and use it to dress up their third race car.
All you need to do is do a preliminary design study using photos of the Vantage GT3 that you can download on TRG’s Facebook page. You can use any photo-editing program you want and you can enter as many times as you want with the deadline for submissions set on February 20. Once you’re done with your work, all you have to do is post the photo on their Facebook page!
It’s pretty easy to do if you’re proficient in any of the aforementioned photo editing software. What might be more difficult is impressing the panel of judges that include Kevin Buckler, CEO of TRG-AMR North America, John Gaw, Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing, and Aston Martin Racing Factory Driver Darren Turner.
But if you can catch the attention of these three individuals, you just might find your livery design on one of the three Vantage GT3s that will be racing in a 2013 Grand-Am event in North America.
Well, what’re you waiting for, guys! Start putting those creative juices to work!
Ever wanted to have your very own personalized race car? This is the next best thing. TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America is asking fans to submit their creations for a paint scheme on its Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the Rolex Grand-Am Series. TRG-AMR has two concepts approved but is looking for fans to submit ideas for a third livery design through their Facebook page.
TRG-AMR will select a winner from those submitted on its Facebook page, presenting the three designs to a panel of judges that include Kevin Buckler, CEO of TRG-AMR North America; John Gaw, Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing; and Aston Martin Factory Driver Darren Turner. The winning livery will be used and raced in a 2013 Grand-Am event in North America, garnering worldwide exposure and giving the winning fan ultimate bragging rights.
Want to enter? Use the image at the top or linked below, and a photo editing program of your choosing, then post your creation to our Facebook page. Utilizing the TRG-AMR logo in a creative way will also garner bonus attention.
All entries can be submitted on the wall of the TRG Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theracersgroup. On February 20th, the judges will take all entries into consideration, with the winner being announced on February 28th.
"This contest is going to be a once in a lifetime chance for fans, artists, and car lovers," said Buckler. "We look forward to seeing the creative side of our fans and really kicking this TRG-AMR North America partnership off in a big way. People have been designing and customizing their own cars for years, and we want to give them a chance to take one of the most iconic brands, with one of the most successful sports car race teams, and give it a personalized touch."
With more than 20 years of racing experience, this is the first time The Racer’s Group has invited fans to assist in the livery design of their car.
"The new partnership with Aston Martin Racing has massive potential, and one of the areas we really want to grow is the fan experience," claims Coulter Mulligan, Director of Social Media and Marketing. "From giving fans a first-class treatment at the track, to having compelling content for those at home, we want to create a constant channel for our fans to engage with our content. This is only the beginning of a long list of activations we want to create for TRG-AMR fans to interact with us."
TRG has a legacy of motorsport success that dates back to the 1990s with extraordinary wins and championships that include the Rolex 24 At Daytona (four times, once overall), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans, four championships and more than 50 major racing victories. This will be their first year competing with the Aston Martin marque and Aston Martin Racing as an official partner.
About TRG-AMR North America:
Aston Martin Racing is rich in heritage. It began racing in 1949 and by 1951 the DB2 had swept the podium in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in 1959 the DBR1 finished one-two overall at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Aston Martin returned to GT racing as a factory team in 2005 with the DBR9 GT1, which went on to record back-to-back victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007 and 2008, as well as winning the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship.
Most recently the formidable new race cars achieved a string of successes, capturing three of the last four pole positions in the FIA World Endurance Championship, a win at the final round in Shanghai, China and finishing second in the World Championship with the GTE machine. The new Vantage GT3 had an incredible run in its debut year with 18 major victories, and the Vantage GT4 is the car of choice in multiple series worldwide.
Last year, the Vantage GT4 took 2 championship wins, 40 race wins and 47 podium finishes in Grand Am, Portuguese GT, Brazilian Sprint, VLN, Dutch GT4, Dutch Supercar, GT4 Challenge, Britcar, Le Mans Festival, NARRC and SCCA.
In 2013, Aston Martin Racing continues its tradition with the advent of TRG-AMR North America, proudly taking the reins of its North American motorsport operation.
The Racers Group (TRG), with headquarters in Petaluma, California, was founded in 1993 and has competed at the top level of motor racing for nearly 20 years. The team has competed in all of the major series and holds victories in the ALMS GT Class, the Rolex Series DP Class, the Rolex Series GT Class, the ALMS GTC Class as well as the Grand American GS Class. The team won Rolex Series GT championships in 2005 and 2006 and holds the record for the most wins in GRAND-AM with 32.
The team’s resume is highlighted by four total championships, four Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories, and a Le Mans 24 Hours win. While competition in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and American Le Mans Series has been the team’s staple, it has also competed in other levels of motorsports throughout its history, including ARCA, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.