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Goodguys to Give Away PPG-Painted ’65 Mustang

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – June 5, 2008 – The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is giving away a vintage 1965 Mustang. The give-away, sponsored in part by PPG, and in partnership with the San Francisco Bay area’s radio station KFRC 106.9 FM and CBS Channel 5, will take place at the association’s 19th annual Autumn Get-Together, November 8-9 at the Pleasanton (California) Fairgrounds. Finalists for the give-away will be chosen at four Goodguys events held at the Fairgrounds. The first set of finalists were selected at the 26th All American Get-Together this past March.

The lucky winner will drive home a prime example of a classic 1960s “muscle car.” This Mustang sports a 289-cubic inch, V-8 engine, a 4-speed manual transmission, custom 17” Intro Custom wheels and many other custom features. The car is finished in gleaming white and blue PPG Deltron® coatings courtesy of PPG’s sponsorship and provided through Auto-Industrial Paint Co. of Stockton, California. Troy’s Autobody of Tracy, California painted the car.

Mark Juell, PPG Regional Manager, said “We’re happy to sponsor this Goodguys give-away. Goodguys loves hot rods and custom cars as much as we do and they produce some great, fun events. PPG is glad to be a part of it.”

The 1965 Mustang is one of almost 20 cars Goodguys has given away in the last 10 years. Marc Meadors, the association’s president, said, “We appreciate the participants and spectators that come to all of our events across the country.... We wanted to step up and offer a nice ‘60s muscle car to a lucky winner.”

Goodguys is one of the largest rod and custom associations with membership fast approaching 70,000 nationwide. PPG has been supporting the organization since 1998 and is title sponsor of the Goodguys PPG Nationals held annually in Columbus, Ohio in July.

For more information about Goodguys Rod & Custom Association visit www.good-guys.com.

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