We are making steady progress with the 968 race car. The next (very important) job is to sort out the paint scheme and livery for the car. When I purchased the car a year ago it was in a striking purple colour called "Amaranth Violet" I believe. However since then with all the body modifications including the lightweight bumpers and the replacement bonnet, its now a bit of a patch-work of colours. And clearly this will not do!
|At the start of 2012...|
|... and by the end of 2012|
So Marc Smiddy has been working on a few redesigns. As this is a race-only car, so will never sit discretely outside a pub again, it can afford to be quite bold and colourful.
It made sense to retain the purple as the base colour, given half the car is already that colour. I'm a big fan of the 1970's Gulf Oil sponsored cars with the blue and orange livery, so I suggested introducing the Gulf Oils orange as a secondary colour, with a few touches of white. Marc has also added the white blocks for the racing numbers. There will also be a few sponsor stickers added at later dates.
So here is a digital mock-up of what it could look like. Its certainly striking and I rather like it
All comments welcome....