Our pit lane source of info, Jimin Yoo, sat down this morning with team owner Steve Paquette for a chat. They got to discussing the very Canadian graphic package on the 911 GT3.
Paquette designed and applied the graphics on the car himself. Why the italics? Well, Steve laid the red vinyl on the car and then freehanded all of the graphics with an xacto knife. It looks pretty good for freehand!
It isn’t all that unusual for a grassroots racer to apply his own stickers, but one doesn’t usually think of grassroots when one is talking about a Porsche at the Daytona 24 hours. As we’ve said before, the whole team is made up of volunteers and Paquette is footing the bill. Every penny donated is going to the BC Children’s Hospital. Still, racing a Porsche that is worth six figures isn’t cheap by any means and if a team can save money, graphics are one place they can save a bundle without affecting performance.
Hi end yes, but still grassroots. That is the Canadian way of racing!