THE HEART OF A RACECAR
Designing world-class sports stadiums, airport terminals, and high-rise buildings just wasn’t enough thrill for HKS Architects. Its newest challenge: designing Godstone Ranch Motorsport’s Corvette heart red graphics to raise funds for the Texas Heart Institute. Thepro bono effort was on the track as part of the Rolex 24 At Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 30-31. HKS CEO Ralph Hawkins tells us this was an opportunity to expand their design talent while supporting the Heart Institute and highlighting its knowledge of high-profile sports events and branding through HKS Sports & Entertainment Group and HKS BrandSpace.
Rick Horrow, host of The $ports Take on Versus, and HKS principal Carl Beers. The Rolex 24 at Daytona features the world’s top racers in a 24-hour sports car endurance competition. (Just another day at the office for some architects, we’re sure.) Rolex 24 and Le Mans 24 Champion Davy Jones drove the Godstone Ranch Motorsports GT Corvette. The team also included 2008 Rolex Sports Car Series GT Champion Paul Edwards, 5-time Daytona 200 winner and AMA Hall of Fame inductee Scott Russell, and promising Grand-Am newcomer John McCutchen II, VP with Hunt Construction Company.