MetroWrapz of Hollywood, Florida, received the King of the Wrap World crown for its Mission Flyer 2.0 vehicle wrap. See it in the above video.
The annual Avery Dennison contest featured entries from around the world and the MetroWrapz entry beat out the other three Continent winners that included Funkeefish of Tendring, Great Britain; WrapStyle Korea of Gimpo-si, Kyeonggi-do, Korea; and Fingerprint Signs of Launceston, Australia.
MetroWrapz used Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film, MPI 1105 with digital overlaminates and Conform Chrome to create a warplane-inspired vehicle wrap.
“This is Technical Sgt. Romeo Peart’s 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, wrapped as a World War II-era P51 Mustang. He is an active duty U.S. Air Force flight engineer on the mighty Combat Talon II (C-130) aircraft,” said Bruno Dede, president of MetroWrapz,, on the company’s Facebook page. “[Peart] first came to us to wrap his Hellcat inspired by a Tuskegee Airmen Red Tail P-51, to pay homage to the airmen who paved the way for him. The challenge presented to us was to re-design, as well as eliminate all of the original white color of the car.
“We created the artwork from historic photos to keep the design authentic to the original aircraft. While staying close to the original concept, we shifted the color scheme and added in some personal effects.
“The attention to details on this project has raised the bar of any wrapped vehicle we have ever created,” Dede continued. “Panel by panel, we methodically added shadows to every bullet hole to showcase depth in the layers of paint. All interior elements were changed to coincide with the design and color of the aircraft.”
No details were left uncovered. Wrapped components included the doors, door jambs, under the hood, inside the engine compartment, inside and under the trunk lid, and even the air tanks inside the trunk.
“The details are so realistic that it is a challenge to decipher what is real to what is wrapped,” Dede said. “The Avery Conform Chrome with matte lamination solidified the look of this one-of-a-kind wrap. What we have now is a perfect rendition of Sergeant Peart’s very own P51 Mustang…Mission accomplished.”
An industry panel judged each submission to first choose the Regional Wrap Kings, then the Continent Wrap Kings and the final King of the Wrap World. Judges included Justin Pate, Myles Kovacs, Jun Kinoshita, Mark Richardson, Alain Carcat, Molly Waters, Peter Wright and Marco Kimme.
“Weathered effects were a big trend among entries in 2018, with three of the four continent winners using printing and lamination to create rusted, worn looks,” said Pate, co-owner of The Wrap Institute. “MetroWrapz came through with the most impressive project that took Conform Chrome and Supreme Wrapping Film to unconventional places.”
The judges evaluated submissions based 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,” says Jeff Losch, marketing director with Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “With new products just released at SEMA, including Supreme Protection Film and new colors of Supreme Wrapping Film, there is even more people can accomplish with our products.”
The award was handed out at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
To watch a video showing detail of the winning wrap, click here.