This is Artisan’s third year as a print sponsor of the Grand Prix of Scottsdale, and we have to say, this event just keeps getting better!

Humble Beginnings

The Grand Prix of Scottsdale was created by some friends who wanted a miniature version of the Formula One event in Monaco. Vintage Kart Co came into being in 2014, with the first race in 2015. The first race had 25 carts, with the 3rd Annual maxing out at 40 cars.

“Artisan became involved with the Grand Prix of Scottsdale well before the first race ever took place in 2015. The founders of the vintage race met with Artisan to explore the idea of us becoming their print sponsor. We quickly realized this was a perfect fit for all. Being car guys ourselves, we loved the concept. And the event is Scottsdale-based, just like our business. We’ve enjoyed three years of partnership, and continue to be a part of what has quickly become one of the most exciting weekends for Scottsdale, from the gala soirée to race day!” – Doug Bondon, President

Gatsby Gala

To kick off the weekend, a few Artisan employees enjoyed a night out at the Gatsby “Under the Stars” Gala. As you can see below, this was a 1920’s themed event at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The event featured casino games and live music, and a raffle which benefited Southwest Human Development, a local non-profit.

Dressed up for the Gatsby Gala at the 2017 Grand Prix of Scottsdale

2017 Grand Prix of Scottsdale

The drivers suited up for some practice racing on Saturday, and the official race began on Sunday. Our racers were Stephane J., Brandon, Owen, Allen, and Brooks. Surrounded by fans, racers circled a 1 mile course, trading out drivers every few heats. Despite a few delays due to crashes on the course, it was a fun event for all!

For this event, we printed some banners, finish line signs, lanyard cards (for VIP and Pit Crew), and some car graphics. We also wrapped our car back in 2015.

Can’t wait to see everyone next year!

For a video of the Grand Prix of Scottsdale, visit their website. If you’re a car aficionado, check out Vintage Kart Co.

If you’re in need of prints, Artisan Colour can help with everything from large format banners to business cards to car wraps! We’re here to help Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Give us a call at (480) 948-0009, or stop by our corporate office at 8970 E Bahia Dr #100, Scottsdale, AZ. You can find us off Bell Road and the 101 in North Scottsdale.