PPG paints Kurt Busch Foundation charity raffle car


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, May 4, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business announced it has painted the Dodge Challenger SRT8 car, to be raffled by The Kurt Busch Foundation for its upcoming fund raiser for the Kurt Busch Superdome, an athletic facility built for kids attending the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C.

The new, silver Dodge Challenger SRT8 received a one-of-a-kind paint scheme design by PPG master painter and instructor Paul Stoll and was painted by renowned street rod painter Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton Color Studio. Hutton recently partnered with PPG and has appeared on television’s “American Hot Rod” show. The paint treatment, a bold combination of blue and Hemi orange, uses environmentally-responsible Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings by PPG.

“This is one fabulous car,” said Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger for Penske Racing. “The design is genuinely spectacular, and the finish is absolutely great looking. I’m delighted with what PPG has done and how they’ve helped the foundation. They’ve done a stand-out job on this car. Someone is going to be very happy driving this amazing Dodge around town.”

Hutton said, “I really enjoyed this project. Knowing that I was painting the car for such a good cause made it all very special and rewarding. Plus, Envirobase HP paint is a phenomenal product. It is easy to spray and lays down perfectly. This is a great looking car.”

The Kurt Busch Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Kurt Busch in an effort to actively make a difference for people and programs in need. The foundation will kick off the raffle May 1 at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Raffle ticket purchasing information can be found at www.kurtbusch.com/foundation. All proceeds will go to the foundation. The winner will be announced at www.kurtbusch.com on Sept. 30.

About The Kurt Busch Foundation
The mission of The Kurt Busch Foundation is to lend meaningful support for the betterment of organizations positively involved in the areas of health care, education, career training and rehabilitation as well as to provide assistance to individuals who demonstrate need in these important areas of personal development. The foundation is based in Mooresville, N.C. For more information, visit www.kurtbusch.com/foundation.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Envirobase is a trademark of PPG Industries.

 

###

 

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

Kurt Busch Foundation
704-799-2428
kbfoundation@kurtbusch.com
Search