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The Shrink-Wrapped Pensacola Specialty Pawn Shop Car



How cool is this? We saw this car at Taco Rock and loved the optical illusion. We also loved it that the car makes a memorable impression; you’ll think of it and you will think Pensacola Specialty Pawn. It’s an effective ad if you remember who the ad is for 🙂


When we walked inside, AdventureMan asked “Whose car is that with the mobster paint job?” and a guy picking up a take-out order grinned and said it was his. He told us it was a shrink-wrap technique – it’s temporary! When you get tired of it and want to try something else, it just peels off and you put something else on. I think that is so totally cool.


July 12, 2013 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Cultural, Financial Issues, Humor, Marketing, Pensacola, Technical Issue |


  1. I’ve seen a lot of shrink wrap advertising vehicles around here but this is by far the coolest and most original.

    Comment by momcatwa | July 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. Good morning, Momcat 🙂 I might have seen them and not have known about this technology applied to cars. What we love is the illusion it so successfully created. You are right, very cool. I wonder how they thought it up?

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 13, 2013 | Reply

  3. Guess that’s what the “Mad Men” get paid the big bucks for-innovative advertising. I believe I have seen other “disguised” vehicles. One of the soft drink companies has some delivery vehicles that are shrink wrapped to look like the sides are up so you can “see” the cases of sodas. I’ve seen beer ones like that too. Even the police departments are using something like shrink wrap for what I call the “stealth cruisers”. They are kind of black on black logos that are really only visible when you are close to the cars.–What’ll they think of next?

    Comment by momcatwa | July 14, 2013 | Reply

  4. LOL, I think Pensacola is lagging in the shrink-wrap department. Have not seen the kinds of vehicles you are talking about – but then, sometimes I don’t see what I am not looking for. I will have to be more aware now! Thanks for opening my eyes 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 14, 2013 | Reply

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