I’ve dabbled with motorsport event posters before, but never for a real race. My sim racing club, ReallyRubbishRacing, recently had a 2 hour GT3 endurance race at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit. I decided to make an event poster for fun, and it turned out so well I thought i’d re-design it to advertise next February’s real race, the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hours.
The poster features a stylized scene of the Mount Panorama circuit as view from the bottom of the hill, with the track winding up and around it before heading back down. To signify the race starting before dawn and going on until early evening, the sky contains both a bright Aussie sunrise and a deep blue summer night’s sky, complete with the Southern Cross as displayed on the Australian flag. The race and sponsor logo sit big and bold in the centre with date information beneath. Underlining it all are two competitors from the 2014 running – home favourites Erebus Motorsport with their striking black and purple Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, and returnees Nismo Motorsport‘s Nissan GT-R GT3, nicknamed ‘Godzilla‘ by the fans – running side-by-side with headlights ablaze, and drawn in my attempt at a Racing Colour style.
A comical road sign stands alongside the run up to the mountain, displaying the car’s typical top speed at the circuit.