It was that time of the year again as we set about modifying an old vehicle to take part in a charity rally event. The brief, as ever, was to take an old vehicle and edit it to fit within an overarching theme. After the success of last year’s Dumb and Dumber Mutt Cutts van, we changed up the theme to 90’s video games.
The most iconic video game car for many people in the 90’s was the SEGA Rally Castrol Celica based on Didier Auriol’s GT-Four rally car, and that was no different for Phil who insisted on recreating the icon.
We started with a 1998 Toyota Celica in Silver (white proved to be quite tricky to find with good body work!), and as it was silver it was time for a quick colour change; cue the vinyl wrap. Vinyl wrap is tedious at the best of times but it was made far worse by the quality of the material used. As the project was on a shoestring budget, the cheapest possible vinyl wrap was used, meaning no hexagonal matrix, or breathable membranes, or air bubble channels… just a heatgun, some IPA, a squeegee (AKA Philly, the big squeegee), and an inhuman level of patience! Once the wrap was on and trimmed to size, we laid kiss-cut vinyl graphics over the top to give the iconic Castrol decals. Hello rally car!