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CONCEPT: JPS BMW M6 GT3 livery

Tom Howard

Wednesday 5th July, 2017 - 8:45am

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The JPS BMW M6 GT3 concept livery created by Tim Pattinson

A famous Australian motorsport livery has been recreated with a modern twist courtesy of a concept render by designer Tim Pattinson.

The iconic John Player Special black and gold colour scheme run by Frank Gardner’s JPS Team BMW during the 1980s have been placed on a virtual model of BMW’s M6 GT3 weapon.

Unlikely to ever be produced, the artwork is merely a concept of what a modern BMW would look like adorned with the retro livery.

Australian touring car legend and seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Jim Richards became linked with the livery having raced for Gardner’s team from 1982-1987.

His son Steven Richards has continued the BMW link in the family by running the factory supported BMW Team SRM in the Australian GT Championship.

Later this month Jim Richards will drive the JPS BMW 635i, which he campaigned to the 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship once again, at the Silverstone Classic from July 28-30.

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