Finding the perfect vinyl stripes, custom decals or graphics for any car can be tricky. There are countless websites & resellers from all over the globe pushing just about every kind of pre-cut kit you can imagine, and while some are acceptable, most leave a lot to be desired. Here at NWAS, we use industry leading materials & practiced precision to create custom stripe packs for vehicles of all varieties. Every single aspect of the design gets tailored specifically to the car in question, so you know you’re always getting a high quality installation that’s created with longevity in mind.
We were recently commissioned to produce a unique set of Grand Sport-inspired vinyl graphics for one lucky Chevy Corvette that carried over the look of the original race cars. As a new twist on an old school hit, the owner also decided to go with a monochromatic presentation & a hidden logo embossing underneath the signature fender hash marks.
In this iteration, One large center stripe runs almost the full length of the Corvette’s body. It’s encompassed by a thin pinstripe & tapers just ever so slightly down the of the Stingray’s front bumper before ending at the at the lip.
Two large hash marks flank both sides of the center stripe, with the underlying “Corvette Grand Sport” logo text showing through on the driver’s side. It might sound crazy, but legend has it that the Grand Sport’s hash marks weren’t actually painted on the fender at all, but were just taped up along the nose.
As the story goes, the hashes were originally implemented as a system to identify the cars as they came in to pit during a Bahama Speed Week race back in 1963. Later down the road, GM formally introduced the retro-styled fender stripes on a tribute edition Corvette in 1996, and it’s been a staple styling cue for Chevy enthusiasts ever since.
From the back, the Corvette’s new stripe pack squares off neatly across the deck lid, lining right up along the spoiler edge like a clean factory install. It might not boast the same original red & white Grand Sport color scheme, but it still goes to show how a simple vinyl addition can bring a classic look to a modern vehicle.
Searching for the perfect Corvette Grand Sport stripe kit or custom vinyl graphic pack? We can help! Don’t hesitate to reach out for a quote on your own personal vehicle’s aesthetic overhaul today.