Here it is! Our latest collaboration with talented automotive artist Billy Taymiya – an Abarth 595 national hot rod concept car.
Taking the Weltch Media road-racing Abarth concept a step further, we asked Billy, who’s based in Indonesia, to create a vision of the 595 (or Abarth 500 in some markets) for the short oval tracks.
Billy came up with an aggressive-looking spaceframe 595, with right-hand drive and ready to hit the UK hot rod scene.
Naturally, we wanted the car liveried for our driver Mark Shelper, and acknowledging the local sponsors who’ve helped him this season.
Billy explained: “We started with a bold choice of red as the main colour, which gave the car an immediate sense of power and speed. But we didn’t stop there.
“To really make this car stand out, we added a series of stripes that combined four colours – black, gold, grey, and Le Mans blue. The stripes were carefully placed to create a dynamic, eye-catching look that would turn heads both on and off the track. At the front bumper, we added a transition between white and red to give the car a seamless and unified appearance.
“But no design is complete without sponsor logos, and we worked tirelessly to ensure that each one matched the stripes perfectly. From start to finish, this design was a labour of love, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out”.
We agree! What do think? How would you like to see a real Abarth 595 on the national hot rod tracks?
We have a long involvement in motorsport. The Weltch Media logo has been seen on the Peugeot 206cc national hot rod of Mark Shelper since the start of last season. And in the past we have supported Ben Power in the UK Legends Car Championship and James Holman in the Irish Championship.