Mississauga, Ontario – October 4, 2016
Cars and trucks bearing PPG finishes carried off several key awards at the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup held September 9–10 at Dollywood Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This year the event introduced the Street Rodder Triple Crown of Rodding consisting of three prestigious honors—Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser and Best Street Rod. Car builders Zach Ingram and Alan Johnson took two of the three major awards. Kevin Simmons took the noteworthy Best Finish award, while Dustin Foust and Jason Graham each earned Top 25 honors.

Zach Ingram, working out of his shop, ZRodz and Customs in Knox, Ind., captured the Best Street Machine award with his entry, an immaculate 1970 ’Cuda. The car, owned by Casey Hornik, and painted by Ingram, sported a radiant white coat that was achieved with a mix of PPG products: DELTRON® DP90LF Epoxy Primer, DPS3055 V-PRIME® Acrylic Urethane Surfacer, DAS3025 V-SEAL® Acrylic Urethane Sealer-Gray and DBC 2000 Basecoat along with VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2100 Primer and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat.

Alan-Johnson-1953-StudebakerAlan Johnson, from Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Ala., came to the show with a remarkable 1953 Studebaker he built for Paul and Betty Gilliam. Johnson’s been using PPG products in his shop since 1995. Johnson and painter Greg Chalcraft used Deltron DBC9700 Basecoat, Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat, D8115 Matte Clearcoat and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat to give the Studie its distinctive and rich black finish—a paint scheme that helped the car win the event’s Best Street Cruiser award.

The show’s Best Finish award went to Kevin Simmons of Hiddenite, N.C., for his 1964 Chevy truck. Simmons turned to painter Michael Canter, of Muscle Car Accessories in nearby Taylorsville, to give the truck its deep black coat and vibrant, contrasting red stripe. Canter chose the PPG Deltron brand’s DBC 2000 Basecoat, DCC9300 CONCEPT® Acrylic Urethane Single-stage Gloss Black and DCU2002 Concept High Solids Polyurethane Clear to make the truck an award winner.

It was his 1955 Ford pickup that garnered Top 25 honors for Dustin Foust, owner of Classic Restorations of Southern Indiana LLC in Floyds Knobs, Ind. Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13. He worked on it little by little and 17 years later had a truck worthy of elite status in the custom builder world. Foust used PPG’s Deltron coatings including DP40LF Epoxy Primer, K36 PRIMA™ Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer and DCC9300 Concept Acrylic Urethane Single-stage Gloss Black to give the Ford its gleaming black finish.

Jason Graham also earned a Top 25 award. His entry, a 1940 Mercury out of his shop, Jason Graham Hot Rods & Cool Customs, in Portland, Tenn., easily caught the judges’ attention. Graham built and painted the car himself, giving it a bold custom yellow finish with Vibrance Collection VP2050 DTM High Build Primer and the Deltron brand’s DBC 2000 Basecoat, DBC500 Color Blender and DCU2002 Concept High Solids Polyurethane Clear that made for an award-winning combination.

The Shades of the Past show, now in its 34th year, includes hot rods, street rods, classics and customs up to 1972. Many of the vehicles are original, well-preserved models while others have been turned into customized automotive art by imaginative builders and painters. PPG is a strong supporter of the event and its participants.

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Mississauga, Ontario – October 25, 2016
A 1967 Chevelle and a 1961 Ford F-100 pickup—both painted with PPG products—earned top honors from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association last week. The Chevelle, built by Jeremy and Phil Gerber and the crew at the Roadster Shop for owner Tom Demrovsky of Wadsworth, Ohio, received the 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year award. The Ford, owned by Todd Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., and customized and painted by Jason Graham, was named the winner of the 2016 Goodguys Truck of the Year-Late. The “Late” category covers the 1953–1972 model years. Both selections were made by a panel of judges chosen by the Goodguys.

According to John Drummond, editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, the Chevelle and the Ford were selected as the overall winners of their respective groups, seven finalists each, from regional Goodguys events. “As always, these were tough competitors,” said Drummond. “Each car and truck that qualifies is a showstopper and picking just one for each award is difficult, but these two were genuinely outstanding and deserving of recognition.”

Demrovsky’s ’67 Chevelle was built at the Roadster Shop headquarters in Mundelein, Ill. The skilled customizers and painters at the shop turned the car into a work of automotive muscle and art pumping up its power—850 horsepower—and giving it a street-smart look. Appropriately named “Onyx,” the Chevelle sports a classic lustrous black finish. The impeccable paint job was achieved with several PPG products including DELTRON® 2000 DBC DMD1683 Basecoat Black and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat.

Williams acquired his truck from its original owner and turned it over to Graham to apply his talents. Working out of his shop, Jason Graham Hot Rods & Cool Customs, in Portland, Tenn., Graham transformed the pickup into a stunning standout. After a considerable amount of body work, mechanical enhancements and performance upgrades, the truck was given a PPG finish. Graham created a deep, rich color he dubbed “mahogany pearl” using products from PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® brand—VP2050 DTM High Build Primer and VP2100 Polyester Primer—and the Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat and CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear.

With their awards, the Ford and the Chevelle have earned spots in the Goodguys Top 12 exhibit set for the Goodguys Southwest Nationals, Nov. 18–20, at Westworld of Scottsdale.

Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Vibrance Collection, Deltron and other PPG brands.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Global Refinish System are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Concept and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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