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Classy vehicles in high-impact images

Month after month, Spies Hecker presents the diversity of the automotive world in its new calendar “Passion 2014”. This year it focuses on classic cars that have been photographed at customer sites.

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In January there’s a matt black hot rod, a Chevy Top Chop, from 1950. In March, a 1961 red-and-white Opel Rekord Olympia. In September, a blue-and-white Wartburg 311/1000 built in 1963. These are just three of the 12 high-impact images in the Spies Hecker calendar “Passion 2014”.

Classic cars from the 1950s to the 1970s
Numerous bodyshops all over Europe sent in pictures of their masterpieces. The Spies Hecker team spent more than a week touring different countries in order to create stylish settings for the vehicles and to capture them on camera. “This calendar shows genuine and lovingly restored classic vehicles,” says Daniel Hartland, Spies Hecker brand marketing coordinator UK and Ireland. “Each year, our calendar demonstrates just how versatile our trade is.”

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Dietmar Wegener, colour specialist at Spies Hecker, explains, “classic cars in particular need meticulous substrate preparation if high corrosion protection and a dazzling finish are to be achieved. By using the ColorDialog spectro for electronic colour measurement, our customers measured the original colours and found the matching formula for each classic car in the CRplus colour software.”

Images wanted for 2015
And now the big moment has come around again: bodyshops can already start sending Spies Hecker their entries for the 2015 calendar. Hartland says, “interested bodyshops should let us have their submissions by 22 February 2014.” With a bit of luck, the bodyshop will then find its image on one of the 12 Spies Hecker calendar pages. Please send your entries to