The dynamic duo
Bridgend-based Elite Signs has recently completed a great looking mobile homage to a couple of Le Mans racing classics, in the head-turning shape of two notable vehicle liveries produced on behalf of the vehicles’ race-enthusiast owners.
Elite, who won the project on the basis of work it had previously undertaken on the vehicles, began the jaguar wrap with nothing more comprehensive than a low-res photograph for reference. However, ever mindful of the need to translate the design into reality, it prepared a detailed reference drawing for approval and to keep the application specifics on target. The Jaguar’s livery was colour-matched to original references that strayed dangerously into the difficult part of the purple spectrum, before being printed on to Metamark’s MetaWrap MD-X. Reproduction and colour fidelity, all agreed, was perfect and artefact free. Elite’s application team, Barrie and Nicky, then applied the printed and laminated MD-X livery components to the car.
The Jag presented a challenging application surface to say the least, but MD-X and the Elite team sailed through the job perfectly and the end result looks sensational and stands up to the closest and most critical scrutiny.
Silver metallic Jaguar devices were cut and applied over the wrapped and laminated MetaWrap MD-X, completing the main livery elements and Metamark MD5 was printed and applied for the decal components, resulting in an eye-catching, mixed-media ensemble that the customer is thrilled with.
Le Mans and the Gulf Porsches are practically synonymous and wonderfully evoked in the other half of the liveried duo. A VW ‘Camper’ may not, at first sight, appear to be the most appropriate canvas for a 917 homage, but it works brilliantly. Here, a combination of Metamark M7 and Metamark MD5 are used in tandem and ensure that the VW looks every bit the class act it is.
On the road, the pair attracts the attention of everyone they pass and requests for photographs come thick and fast. The liveries make the point that there’s value in wrapped vehicles beyond advertising for advertising’s sake and that the medium is, in fact, accessible to all.
The Elite Signs team is as delighted with its work as its customers and is happy to entertain enquires from anyone with similar ideas – JPS F1 Styled Mini, anyone?