Falken Tire's livery in the ALMS is fairly well known at this point. In fact, earlier this year we even detailed how the Team Falken Tire livery is painted unlike most others. So it seems a bit surprising that they would be thinking about changing it. However, that's exactly what they plan on doing, at least for one race, with the contest they launched earlier today.
During the month of April, gamers from around the world are invited to set their quickest lap time in the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge, while driving the #17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Entrants will challenge each other and potentially real-world Team Falken Tire drivers on the thrilling Bernese Alps Festival Circuit.
In addition to the Forza Motorsport ALMS Challenge, Falken Tire is reaching out to the Forza Motorsport online community to encourage individuals to create their own one-of-a-kind Falken livery for Team Falken’s Porsche. The corresponding contest – which starts today April 1, 2013 (it's not an April Fool's Joke), and runs through the month – asks players to submit their in-game designs via screenshots to Falken Tire’s Facebook page. The winning livery will be duplicated on the real Falken Porsche race car for the ALMS Petit Le Mans race in October.
Livery Design Guidelines
Falken Tire logos must remain in their current positions (rear quarter panels and front/rear bumpers) and Falken partner logos must be integrated into the submitted designs. Falken partners include HPI Racing, Battery Tender, Mobil 1, Sparco, Penske Shocks and Forza Motorsports. Incorporating the iconic “Falken Scallops” is also encouraged, but should be done in a creative and non-traditional form.
Besides seeing your livery in real life, select contest winners will have a chance to receive one of a kind Falken Motorsports memorabilia, autographed by the team.
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