ON THE ROAD TO LE MANS A couple of sensational liveries by Elite Signs go down well in France… Bridgend-based Elite Signs, recently relocated to larger premises, has recently completed an amazing mobile homage to Le Mans racing in the head-turning shape of two clearly notable vehicle liveries for a couple of race enthusiasts’ vehicles. The job came to Simon James and the team at Elite, thanks to the company having undertaken work on the car previously. Both vehicles featured were treated like real celebrities on the way across France to the race. The Jaguar is a real exemplar of what’s possible with the right materials and talent. Starting with nothing more than a low-res photograph of the subject for reference, Simon James carefully created the design, mindful of the need to manage the subsequent application, and also created reference drawings that were approved. The livery was colour-matched to original references and then printed on MetaWrap MD-X – reproduction and colour fidelity, all agreed, was perfect. Elite’s application team, Barrie and Nicky, then applied the printed and laminated MD-X livery components to the car. The ‘Jag presents a challenging application surface to say the least. MD-X and the Elite team sailed through the job perfectly though and the work looks sensational. Silver metallic Jaguar devices were cut and applied over the wrapped and laminated MetaWrap MD-X completing the main livery elements. Metamark MD5 was printed and applied for the decal components so completing an eye-catching ensemble that the customer is nothing short of delighted with. Le Mans and the Gulf Porsche are practically synonymous and wonderfully evoked in the other half of the liveried duo. A VW “Camper” may not start with the promise of being the most appropriate canvas for a 917 homage but it really works brilliantly. A combination of Metamark M7 and Metamark MD5 gets the treatment done this time and, short of sprouting a 917-style long tail, the VW carries the act off like the class act it is. Once on the road, the pair attract the attention of everyone they pass and request 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 accessible to all. Elite Signs and the team are as please with the works as the customer and are happy to entertain enquires from anyone with similar idea – JPS FI Styled Mini, anyone?