Turns out I missed a few yesterday so here they are.
Nissan have begun a new partnership with Melbourne City and have decked out Caruso’s #33 car in sky blue to show it off.
I find this to be a little underwhelming, much like City’s home strip which this is based on, albeit with inverted colours. Fistly, I dislike the secondary blue that is used. It doesn’t match the sky blue very well and the livery would have been better off with navy blue or black. In fact, I’m not sure why they’ve used that blue at all considering black is used on the City shirts. The The off centre stripe is OK and the Melbourne City emblem on the bonnet actually looks great, but it’s not so attractive on the side. The soccer ball shaped design on the top doesn’t look good at all.
Todd Kelly sees his car’s secondary colour change from blue to yellow, with Carsales promoting their site Boatsales. This design looks nice in both colours.
Brad Jones Racing
Here’s a livery that may be confused with the Penrite machine from a distance. Tim Slade’s #14 car will feature a new sponsor for Townsville in Alliance Truck Parts. A nice simple logo, which is innocuously massive and looks great with the strong yellow against the black. The livery is indeed mostly black but has a line and the secondary Alliance logo on the side in a subtle grey, which stands out just enough to be seen, but enough to not bother the main logo which it is behind. There is also a yellow line under the aforementioned grey line, as well as some lovely piping around the front lights, grille, and intake, which look fantastic. An improvement could have been to add further piping along the top of the door frames, which look a little bare. That said, no real complaints with this one.
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
There isn’t much to be read on this, but it seems as though LDM have bungled a sponsorship deal for Townsville and have been forced not to use that sponsor’s logo, with the company affiliated with tobacco. It therefore seems that they will run all black liveries, which will probably look great as most black liveries do, but the circumstances are just unusual. Tekno ran plain white liveries for a while a couple of years ago, but that was through their inability to find sponsorship. Quite laughable that such a mistake could be made, considering how long tobacco sponsorship has been banned for.