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PPG Presents "Dream Car" Awards at GoodGuys PPG Nationals

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – August 8, 2008 – PPG honored two outstanding vehicles with the “PPG Dream Car” award at the recent 11th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, held at the Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio. The two vehicles were a ’62 Chevy Bel Air owned by Dennis and Barbara McClendon of Mesa, AZ, and a ’64 Chevy Nova, owned by Clinton Stratton of Louisville, KY.

PPG Dream Car awards are given annually at the show to honor two vehicles that are judged to best demonstrate outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution of the paint job. Both the McClendons and Stratton were excited to receive the awards. Dennis McClendon said, “I was thrilled. It’s quite an honor being recognized by a manufacturer like PPG. It’s better than winning a car show.” Stratton had a similar reaction, “I was just there to enjoy the show. Winning blew me away.”

'62 Chevrolet Bel AirThe McClendons’ chopped top ’62 Chevy wears a striking Maserati Red and Mustang GT White finish. The paint scheme was created by RJ Customs of Chicago, IL and utilized PPG’s Deltron® product line of DBC basecoats and DCU2082 Stratoclear gloss to achieve its head-turning look. The car, named “Showlow,” features an array of custom fabricated and modified components – only the trunk lid, grill and headlight buckets are stock. Showlow has also received a number of other honors including being named a Boyd Coddington Pro Pick and winning the SEMA Best Engineered Vehicle award.

'64 Chevrolet NovaStratton’s ’64 Chevy Nova also used PPG’s Deltron DBC basecoat along with DC4000 premium clearcoat to create a stunning two-tone finish of Ford Infra Red and Chrysler Inferno Red. B&K Customs, Louisville, KY, and Stratton designed the paint scheme. Stratton is a relative newcomer to custom car shows. The Dream Car award was his first national honor; however, he has successfully exhibited the Nova locally. The car was recently named a Carl Casper 2008 Top 20 pick.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations with nearly 70,000 members nationwide. The association produces over 20 car shows and events annually, this year attracting more than 85,000 hot rod and street rod enthusiasts to the annual Nationals show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG exhibits at every national and many regional Goodguys events, featuring the hot colors, unique pigments and special effect finishes showcased in their brand of custom colors, the Vibrance Collection® and other brands including Deltron®. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.

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