"Teamwork at its best": The 2020 Spies Hecker Calendar features fantastic finishes
Working together for gorgeous paint finishes, “Team Work makes the Dream Work” is the title of the new Spies Hecker calendar.
If an extraordinary idea is to be put into practice, it is above all necessary to have motivated employees and partners who share the same vision and passion and who harmonise perfectly as a team. The 2020 calendar by Spies Hecker impressively portrays the results of such great team work by bodyshops and industrial companies, who have realised their ideas with great commitment.
Whether it's a young or old car, a commercial vehicle, an electric car, an airplane or a cable car gondola, all these projects are bribed with eye-catching paint finishes alongside their perfect surfaces. Dutch photographer Jeffrey van der Vaart has skillfully staged these projects, along with his assistant Bastiaan Hulst.
ERod in Sahara
Exceptional, uncompromising, purist. This is the eRod, an electric-powered, road-approved buggy developed by KYBURZ Switzerland AG in Freienstein, Switzerland. Owner Martin Kyburz, whose company specialises in electric-powered vehicles, had this special vehicle painted in a nearby Spies Hecker bodyshop in the Axalta car colour of 2019, the gold-bronze shade "Sahara".
The 650-kilo eRod reaches a speed of up to 120 km/h and, as you would expect for a buggy, is only rudimentary equipped. "Driving pleasure is at the heart of everything," emphasises Kyburz.
Anyone who wants not only driving pleasure, but also pleasure in tinkering and screwing, can also assemble an eRod himself. Martin Kyburz offers training for those interested.
Scania truck in Rolling Stones design
A result of perfect teamwork, which is also presented in the 2020 Spies Hecker calendar, is a Scania R480 truck with a paint finish, all in line with the legendary rock band "The Rolling Stones". The paint specialists of Christian Kirchner KC Color Worx performed the preliminary work for this project in Schmalkalden.
Owner Christian Kirchner commissioned his friend, the airbrush artist Jörg Wolke, to paint the design. After 13 weeks, the Stones truck was completed. The result is a true masterpiece with incredible attention to detail. The biggest eye-catcher is the portraits of the rock legends, sprayed from cloud onto the body of the truck. A closer look is especially worthwhile here: Even on each wheel nut the red tongue, the symbol of the Stones, is applied. The interior of the cab was also designed in the style of the Stones – wherever you look, the band is omnipresent.
High-flyers from Sweden
Another eye-catcher is the Blackwing BW 635 R6 from Eslöv, Sweden. The Ultralight aircraft, which can accommodate two people, is made entirely of carbon fibre and weighs only 350 kilos. The carbon structure gives the lightweight not only stability but also a distinctive look. In order to maintain the typical carbon look, the Lj-Blästring paint shop only covered individual parts of the machine with the Permafleet Industry Carbon Fibre Sealer 5605 and the Permasolid HS Clearcoat 8055.
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"Without enthusiasm and teamwork, such ideas would not have been possible," praises Joachim Hinz, Spies Hecker Brand Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "In many cases, the new Speed-TEC products have already been used at the plants, which not only ensure good painting results, but also enable faster and energy-saving work processes.
For the 2021 calendar, Spies Hecker is again looking for extraordinary paint finishes
From all areas: Refinish, commercial vehicles, industry. Applications can be submitted by 28.2.2020.