Have you watched Mecum Auto Auctions on TV? They specialize in rare, antique, and custom cars. My wife, who participates in sanctioned events in her classic Corvair, loves to watch the auction.  And I get a kick out the many muscle cars on the auction block.  Because they’re the cars I grew up with. The Mecum Auto Auction is captivating, and the Mecum Auto Auction trailer, which TKO tGraphix was privileged to wrap is as well.

The Adhesive Vinyl Wrap

TKO Graphix printed the warp for this 53-foot trailer on our Hewitt Packard Scitex TJ3800 Turbo Digital Printer. This printer allows us to print graphics in great detail with multiple images, fonts, and colors and get the job done when it’s needed. We used Avery 1305 adhesive vinyl material, and the print was clear coated for protection.

The Installation 

TKO has more than 100 certified adhesive vinyl graphic applicators. Our team of experts pays attention to every detail. At any given time four to six installers worked on the trailer. So, wrapping even the smallest part of the trailer was given particular attention. For example, the hinges were wrapped laying the graphics on the hinge, so it was an integral component of the design. The same was done with door frames, railings, and rivets.

The Design

The trailer graphic is an outstanding design provided by Mecum. TKO designs the majority of the wraps we produce and install. Occasionally we offer our help and advice to those who submit designs and sometimes we need to correct the formatting. It’s a pleasure to work with a team, such as Mecum, who understand vehicle graphic design.

Who is Mecum?

“Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month.”

“We’ve come a long way from our first official auction at the Rockford Airport in 1988,” notes President Dana Mecum. “We’re really a family business that grew up and got big. Our goal has always been to give Mecum Auction attendees an amazing experience and unite them with an incredible car they will enjoy.” — Mecum Auto Auction about page.

Want More?

So, if you’d like to learn more about vehicle graphics for your fleet try this—The Fleet Manager’s Guide to Vehicle Graphics.