Celebrity customizers and artists to appear in PPG booth at SEMA

Arlen Ness, Darrell Mayabb, Dave Perewitz and Larry Wood to sign autographs


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2007 – Some of the nation’s foremost automotive artists and custom bike builders will make appearances in the PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) booth, located in Hot Rod Alley, #23091, at the SEMA show Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Motorcycle customizers Arlen Ness and Dave Perewitz, renowned hot rod artist Darrell Mayabb, and chief designer for Hot Wheels®, a Mattel®, Inc. brand, Larry Wood, will all sign autographs during the show.

Arlen Ness is one of the world’s foremost motorcycle customizers. Since his first creation took top prize at his first custom show in 1967, his one-of-a-kind bikes and innovative style have won him dozens of awards and recognition around the globe. Known as the “Godfather of Choppers,” he will be at the PPG booth Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Darrell Mayabb is one of the nation’s top illustrators of hot rod art. His work has been featured in most hot rod and street rod magazines, and in 2006, he was inducted into the National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame. He will sign copies of the new 2008 PPG calendar featuring his original art work on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2-3 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m.

Dave Perewitz is known for building one-of-a-kind choppers that are as comfortable and reliable as they are beautiful. Cycle magazines worldwide, as well as The Discovery Channel, Speed Channel and others, have hailed him as a master of art in motion. He will be in the PPG booth Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.

Larry Wood has designed Hot Wheels® cars for more than 35 years and is known as “Mr. Hot Wheels” in collector circles. Wood designed the paint scheme for the PPG Show Truck, executed with Vibrance Collection custom finishes by PPG. He will sign limited edition Hot Wheels® die cast toy cars at the PPG booth Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

For more information about Vibrance Collection custom finishes, visit the PPG booth at SEMA, in Hot Rod Alley, #23091 or go to 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 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. 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® is a registered trademark of Mattel®, Inc.


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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com


Cycle magazines worldwide have hailed Dave Perewitz as a master of art in motion. He will be in the PPG booth at SEMA (#23091) Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1.

Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels®, a Mattel®, Inc. brand, has been designing Hot Wheels® cars for more than 35 years and is known as “Mr. Hot Wheels” in collector circles. He will sign limited edition Hot Wheels® die cast toy cars at the PPG booth at SEMA (#23091) Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This illustration by renowned hot rod artist Darrell Mayabb is a self-portrait of Mayabb standing by his ’32 Roadster and was featured on the 2007 PPG calendar. Mayabb will be at the PPG booth at SEMA (#23091) on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 to sign copies of the 2008 PPG calendar and discuss his work. Known as the “Godfather of Choppers,” Arlen Ness will sign autographs at the PPG booth at SEMA (#23091) Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 30 and 31.

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