Laguna Seca announces Official Artist

Bill Patterson Selected as Official Artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (April 6, 2004) - Noted artist Bill Patterson has been selected as the official artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Gill Campbell, the track's general ...

Bill Patterson Selected as Official Artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif. (April 6, 2004) - Noted artist Bill Patterson has been selected as the official artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Gill Campbell, the track's general manager, made the announcement during Monday's official Sneak Preview of the venue's 2004 racing season.

"Bill's tremendous talent, infused with his passion for motorsports and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, will be showcased throughout our 2004 race season," said Campbell.

"Whether its exciting live performance art, or unique and expressive originals executed in a wide variety of media, my endeavor is to celebrate the speed, emotion and drama of motor racing," said Patterson, who works out of his Simi Valley studio.

Following the announcement, Patterson did a live art performance in the Paddock.

As official artist for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Patterson's projects for the track include designing artwork for race posters and programs, as well as doing live performance art at selected special events.

Patterson's work has been featured on posters for Formula One, Champ Car and other series, while champions Bobby Rahal, Nigel Mansell, Al Unser Jr, Jimmy Vasser and Alex Zanardi all own original works from Patterson. He has produced a line of silk screen and embroidered clothing, and designed a number of logos and corporate identities for race teams and sponsors. Patterson's live performance art has raised over $300,000 for charity.

More information on Bill Patterson and his art is available at his Web site - www.billpattersonart.com.

Patterson's initial projects for the track will be featured with the season-opening Road & Track U.S. Sports Car Invitational April 30 - May 2. The weekend features Historic Stock Cars and an International Drifting Shoot-Out, plus support races for the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, MAZDASPEED Miata Cup, World Superkarts and Porsche Club of America.

Tickets for the all 2004 races are on sale now. Fans can call 1-800-327-SECA (7322) or log on to www.ticketmaster.com or www.laguna-seca.com.

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Series Automotive
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Alex Zanardi , Nigel Mansell , Al Unser Sr.