Gregor Fisken will line up for the opening round of the 2013 British GT Championship with a striking livery inspired by his family’s Frazer Red tartan.
The Fiskens ‘art car’ livery will adorn a Trackspeed-run Porsche 997 GT3-R, driven by Fisken and Richard Westbrook, looking to add to the team’s success in the new eye-catching Porsche.
The livery adds to the history of aethetically unique Porsches, a list that includes the ‘psychadelic’ 917s and the infamous ‘Pink Pig 917’, which competed at Le Mans in 1971. All that remains for the 2013 British GT Championship is to recieve a suitable nickname, with the ‘Tartan Terror’ currently a front-runner.
“It’s great to finally take the covers off our new livery and to have the chance to earn a place among the great Porsche art cars.” offered Fisken. “It’s a lot of fun to do something different while also paying tribute to Fiskens’ Scottish heritage and our company colours. I’ve always been a fan of the art car concept, so when the idea came up to run one I was immediately on board. The result is very striking and should give my competitors a real scare when they see it looming in their mirrors! Ultimately I hope that the Fiskens car will not only distinguish itself on-track but also leave a lasting impression on spectators, as it’s the fans who can keep alive the memory of an iconic livery long after a car has run its final race.”
Fisken has competed in Porsches at Le Mans as well as in British GT, and is no stranger to their iconic liveries, with his historic car auction business having sold many in the past, including a pyschadelic 917, an iconic Gulf-liveried 917 and, more recently, a 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring in its original ‘Light Yellow’ scheme.