Sometimes we get a little nostalgic here at Team Acme. While we all love cars and seriously enjoy working with people to turn them into works of art by designing kickass vehicle wraps, we can’t help but think of the good old days and the classic animated cars that featured prominently in our youths – and the new additions that have worked their way equally close to our hearts.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the most memorable cars and characters from our past.
1. Optimus Prime
A brave, powerful, wise and compassionate leader, Optimus Prime was the leader of the Autobots in the 80s cartoon, Transformers. The first generation Optimus Prime transforms into a Kenworth K100 cab over truck and is dedicated to his strong sense of justice and protection of life – especially the inhabitants of Earth. With a string of movies and series spawned from the original, there really is more than meets the eye!
2. Sir Tow Mater
Known to true fans simply as Mater, “like tuh-mater without the tuh!,” this 1955 Chevy tow truck captured our hearts in the 2006 animated Pixar film Cars. The self-proclaimed best backwards driver is the first to befriend Lightning McQueen and supports him throughout his journey in Radiator Springs. His big heart and philosophy of “Don’t need to know where I’m going, just need to know where I’ve been” have made him a household name and fan favorite of people of all ages.
In the 90s and early 2000s, Chevron’s commercials featured personable clay animation cars that talked about how Chevron’s Techron gasoline kept their engines clean and emissions. The cars in these commercials became so popular that Chevron gas stations actually began selling toy versions of them. Originally meant for kids, they actually became collector items for adults and were produced and sold for about fifteen years.
Which Animated Car is Your Favorite?
Maybe you share our love for Mater and Optimus Prime. Maybe you think back to your own childhood and recall a different favorite. Maybe you wanted to solve mysteries with Scooby Doo and the gang in the Mystery Machine (sans Scrappy, of course!). Maybe you wanted to join “The Friz” for a scientifically enlightening field trip on the Magic School Bus. Or maybe you dreamed about speeding off in Speed Racer’s Mach 5 or solving mysteries in Inspector Gadget’s Gadgetmobile. Maybe you were drawn to the darker mystery of the Batmobile.
While these animated cars a close to our hearts, our greatest passion lies in helping you design a vehicle that makes you stand out. Whether you want to replicate your favorite animated car or prefer a unique design that is all your own, Team Acme handles all aspects of design, print and installation when it comes to vehicle wraps and can turn your dream car into a reality.
We love working with our customers to come up with brilliant designs that stop people in their tracks. And we’re just as happy to take a trip down memory lane as we are to look into the future. So be sure to check out our gallery and see what others have decided to do with their vehicles. Get inspired and then contact us for more information about wrapping your vehicle!