“The attention to detail on this project has raised the bar of any vehicle wrap we have ever created,” said Bruno Dede, president of MetroWrapz. “Chrome film with a matte lamination set this one of a kind wrap apart, and Avery Dennison film helped us stay true to the Air Force plane that inspired this project.”
MetroWrapz used Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping™ Film, MPI 1105™ with digital overlaminates and Conform Chrome™ to create a warplane-inspired vehicle wrap. The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat used for the wrap belongs to Technical Sergeant Romeo Peart, and the design was based on the WWII-era P51 Mustang aircrafts used by the Tuskegee Airmen. The full car wrap included doors, door jambs, under the hood, inside the engine compartment and under the trunk lid.
A panel of industry experts judged each submission to choose Regional Wrap Kings, Continent Wrap Kings and the final “King of the Wrap World.” The 2018 Challenge judges include Justin Pate, Myles Kovacs, Jun Kinoshita, Mark Richardson, Alain Carcat, Molly Waters, Peter Wright and Marco Kimme.
The other continental finalists in the competition - chosen from regional finalists - were Funkeefish (UK), WrapStyle Korea (Korea) and Fingerprint Signs (Australia). Submissions were judged on visual transformation (difference between the before and after pictures submitted); quality and skill level of installation; overall public look; and appeal and uniqueness of the design.
“MetroWrapz earned the global wrap king title against an extremely competitive field, and we’re proud to have the shop represent the incredible installers that use our films,” said Oliver Guenther, senior director marketing and channel strategy Graphics Solutions Europe. “With new products just released, including Supreme Protection Film and new colours of Supreme Wrapping Film, there is even more people can accomplish with our products.”
The ultimate prize package for MetroWrapz includes a personalized Wrap Like a King trophy, $1,000 in gift vouchers, a Race Ramp product, a variety of promotional and marketing tools and exposure via the Avery Dennison website and social media. The entire “King of the Wrap World” extended prize package is valued at almost $5,000.
Wrap installers can see all of the 2018 entries and learn more about Supreme Wrapping Film, digital Supercast films, official rules, judges and prize information via avydn.co/WLAK2018.
Europe - “Barnfind 66” by @Funkeefish
North America - “Mission Flyer 2.0” by @MetroWrapz
North Asia - “Tank Ray” by @WrapStyle Korea
Australia + New Zealand - “Barn Find 24/7” by @Fingerprint Signs
Europe North - “Barnfind” by @Funkeefish
Europe Central - “Dynamic Truck” by @SIGNal Wrapping
Europe South - “Formula-e Gen2” by @S&C Creative Agency
Eastern Europe & MENA - “Toyota Wrap Cruiser” by @WrapStyle Zlin
North America East - “VooDoo S6 SteamPunk SpaceShip” by @VooDoo Vinyl Wrap
North America Midwest - “Boba Fett” by @Auto Trimmers
North America Central - “Republic Tattoo” by @GraphicsGuys
North America South - “Mission Flyer 2.0” by @MetroWrapz
North America West - “Gold Rush Rally” by @EMWRAPS
North America Canada - “The Warrior” by @Canadian Wrap Masters