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Spies Hecker unveils 2018 calendar

There are refinishers who deeply love their profession and who put their heart and soul into their work. Spies Hecker has immortalised their most beautiful projects in the new 2018 calendar For the love of the job. The images, which were taken by German photographer Ramon Wink, show lovingly-crafted refinish and restoration projects – from a 1962 Cadillac ambulance to a fiery red Harley-Davidson.

Unusual classics, such as the 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Commercial Superior Royal Rescuer are rarely seen on the road, but it graces the January page of the new Spies Hecker calendar. This lovingly restored specimen from the golden Cadillac era gleams in a strong signal red with a white roof, classic whitewall tyres and the famous chrome front grille. Its owner found the car in the USA in the 1980s and brought it to Europe. It took another five years to restore it to its current appearance.

In Michi’s Custom Color, a bodyshop in the Austrian town of Judendorf-Straßengel, is a matte black Harley-Davidson Street Glide with red flames and subtly painted skulls. The machine, which features in June, is the product of the detailed and professional refinish work by managing director Michael Bachlinger and his team. Bachlinger proudly mentions international trade fairs where his business’ refinish designs have been displayed. For such prominent appearances, it is of course important for the paint quality to be top notch, and from primer to topcoat, Bachlinger relies on Spies Hecker’s product systems.

“The large format photos for the 2018 calendar show what outstanding results can be achieved when refinishers are completely passionate about their job,” says Joachim Hinz, Spies Hecker Brand Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are already calling on all bodyshops to submit their entries for the 2019 calendar.” Anyone interested should send photos of their work and bodyshop, as well as information on their refinish project, to

The twelve calendar pages of the new 2018 Spies Hecker Calendar For the love of the job can be found on The calendar can be ordered from the Spies Hecker web shop,, in the literature/poster section. Colour Club Advance members will automatically receive their free calendar as part of their colour programme update.