Action Express Racing has unveiled patriotic liveries for its pair of Cadillac DPi-V.Rs for next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, the third round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
The No. 31 Whelen Engineering-sponsored Cadillac incorporates a red, white, and blue livery as the Stars and Stripes have been integrated into the flowing lines of the Cadillac co-driven by reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype champions Dane Cameron and Eric Curran.
Founded in 1952 by George W Whelen in his garage in Deep River, Conn, Whelen now encompasses two state-of-the-art facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
“The Stars and Stripes livery on the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac looks outstanding, and we are looking forward to seeing it in action at Watkins Glen next weekend,” said Peter Tiezzi, Whelen Motorsports Coordinator.
“We are very proud of our American-made products and to have the opportunity to represent our country with this new paint scheme for the next two IMSA events.“
The No. 5 Mustang Sampling-backed Cadillac, meanwhile, features the words “We the People” along the sides of the cockpit that will be shared by Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, along with other visuals.
The design, which includes scores of images including renderings of Mount Rushmore, The Liberty Bell, an F14 Tomcat, and the American Constitution was initiated by Mustang Sampling’s team, which is led by Ken and Brenda Thompson.
The ideas and images were then developed and brought to life in coordination with Vomela Transportation’s Michael Rompf.
“We were talking about what we could do for the 4th of July, and we kept hitting on these images that are so central to what we identify as being important to our American heritage—like the Bald Eagle and the Americans being on the moon,” said Thompson.
“So we are thrilled with how this came together and are very proud to be a part of this with Action Express. The car looks fantastic, and hopefully we can see it up on top again.”