Monday, 27 October 2014

Fleet Support Tour of Britain Cycle Race

The Tour of Britain Cycle Race recently rode through Malvern in Worcestershire where Fleet are based. Malvern Town Council invited Fleet to paint a giant "King of the Mountains" winners jersey on Lower Howsell Playing Fields. The Tour was passing by on Wednesday 10th September. The jersey was 21 metres wide at the bottom and 37 metres top to bottom and about 30 metres from sleeve to sleeve. 

The shape of the shirt was "mapped" with the BeamRider (4 corners of the rectangle), using the  90 degree laser. The wavy lines WERE deliberate to give it a more realistic look! Green Reddispray was used for the polka dots with Q2 being used for the white and Colour XS for the red flashing. The Fleet logo was 6m x 4m and the web address under the Fleet logo was done free hand.

Pictures show progress of the painting with aerial photos courtesy of Dave and Phil from Parallel Lines.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

1 Month 3 Exhibitions and still going strong.

September was a busy month for sales but also for exhibitions.
The month started off with SALTEX at Windsor Racecourse. As always, Fleet had one of the busiest  and largest stands at the show. Centre stage was the Ki and Kombi 3 both of which caused a lot of interest at all levels of groundsmanship.

The next exhibition was indoors in Germany. This was a 4 day show that again was extremely busy and attracted visitors from all over the World.

The final show was in France and was outdoors. With over 450 exhibitors, this was again a very busy 3 days with Ki and Kombi being demonstrated as well as the BeamRider. The Fleet logo was painted on the grass but instead of the usual blue and white, it was painted in blue, white and red, the colours of the French Flag. This created a massive amount of interest and impressed many! As well as the French Flag bringing a smile to the Fench faces, Iain "painted" a smiley face using on the gravel using the Ki and water".