PPG presents ‘PPG Dream Car’ awards at Goodguys PPG Nationals


1962 Chevy Bel Air owned by Dennis and Barbara McClendon of Mesa, Ariz.
1964 Chevy Nova, owned by Clinton Stratton of Louisville, Ky.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2008 –
PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business honored two vehicles with “PPG Dream Car” awards durin the recent 11th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The two vehicles were a 1962 Chevy Bel Air owned by Dennis and Barbara McClendon of Mesa, Ariz., and a 1964 Chevy Nova, owned by Clinton Stratton of Louisville, Ky.

Two PPG Dream Car awards are given annually for vehicles at the show judged to best demonstrate outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution of the paint job.

Both the McClendons and Stratton said they 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, saying, “I was just there to enjoy the show. Winning blew me away.”

The McClendons’ chopped-top Chevy wears a striking Maserati Red and Mustang GT White finish. The paint scheme was created by RJ Customs of Chicago and used Deltron DBC basecoats by PPG as well as 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 also has been named a Boyd Coddington Pro Pick and won the SEMA Best Engineered Vehicle award.

Stratton’s Chevy Nova also used Deltron DBC basecoat by PPG along with DC4000 premium clearcoat to create a stunning two-tone finish of Ford Infra Red and Chrysler Inferno Red. B&K Customs of Louisville and Stratton designed the paint scheme. As a relative newcomer to custom car shows, Stratton’s first national honor was the Dream Car award. However, he has exhibited the Nova locally with some success. 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 more than 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. PPG exhibits at every national and many regional Goodguys events, featuring the hot colors, unique pigments and special effect finishes showcased in the Vibrance Collection finishes line as well as products in other PPG brand families such as Deltron coatings. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.

To learn more about PPG Automotive Refinish products and service offerings, call the Customer Focus Center at 1-800-647-6050 or 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 has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Deltron and Vibrance Collection are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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