Darrell Mayabb to appear at Goodguys PPG Nationals

Renowned hot rod artist to sign autographs at PPG booth

This self-portrait by Darrell Mayabb shows the artist with his ’32 roadster, which he and friends restored using PPG paint products. The illustration appears in the 2007 PPG calendar, which Mayabb will autograph at the PPG booth during the Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 13-15.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, July 5, 2007 –
Darrell Mayabb, one of America’s foremost illustrators of hot rod art, will sign autographs at the PPG show truck during the Goodguys PPG Nationals Show, July 13-15 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Mayabb, who designed the 2007 PPG calendar, has been creating designs for PPG since 1996. He began pinstriping cars and creating T-shirt designs in the 1950s, before attending the Central Academy of Art in Cincinnati, from which he graduated at the head of his class. Mayabb’s work has been featured in hot rod and street rod magazines including Hot Rod, Street Rodder and Rod & Custom. In 1999 he was presented with the Stroker McGurk Award by Hot Rod magazine, and in 2006 he was inducted into the National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame.

The 2007 PPG calendar, which will be available at the show, features a self-portrait of the artist standing next to his ’32 roadster. With friends, he restored the vehicle over 10 years. “While my children were in college, there wasn’t enough money to restore the hot rod and pay for my children’s education,” Mayabb said. “I made a pact with myself that when I finished the roadster, I would drive it to the L.A. Roadsters Father’s Day Run and have a picture taken of myself on the Pacific Coast Highway. I accomplished this in 1999. This artwork is an illustration of the finished car.”

This is the tenth year PPG has sponsored the Goodguys Nationals. During the show, PPG will select two outstanding vehicles to receive the “PPG Dream Car” award. “PPG Dream Car” awards are given to one car in the pre-1949 street rod category and one 1949-and-later custom vehicle that best demonstrates outstanding use of color, design, gloss and paint job execution.

The PPG booth will also display colors and special-effect finishes in the Vibrance Collection of custom finishes, including the 12 colors of the co-branded Hot Wheels® Spectraflame® paint line. These are the same colors featured on Hot Wheels® toy cars: aqua, medium sapphire, lime gold, rich yellow gold, bright emerald, anti-freeze green, orange, bright red, Hot Wheels® blue, hot pink, light red watermelon and purple.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is the world’s largest rod & custom association, with nearly 70,000 members nationwide. It produces more than 20 car shows and events annually, attracting more than 6,000 street rods, muscle cars, street machines, trucks, classics and custom vehicles to the national show in Columbus. PPG exhibits at the national and many regional Goodguys events, and it is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.

For more on Darrell Mayabb, visit www.automotivegraffiti.com. For more about the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, visit www.good-guys.com. For more about PPG Automotive Refinish, visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Vibrance Collection is a trademark of PPG Industries.
Hot Wheels and Spectraflame are registered trademarks of Mattel, Inc.




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