Motorcycle customizer Perewitz to appear at Goodguys PPG Nationals



Customizer Dave Perewitz (above) will appear at the Goodguys PPG Nationals event July 10-12 in Columbus, Ohio, along with the FFR ’33 Hot Rod he teamed with Factory Five Racing and Street Rodder magazine to build (below).
Street Rodder
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, July 2, 2009 –
Dave Perewitz, a well-known U.S. motorcycle builder and customizer who has been called the master of “art in motion,” will sign autographs at the PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) exhibit during the Goodguys PPG Nationals, July 10-12, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Regarded as a living legend among hot rod, street rod and motorcycle enthusiasts, Perewitz is the force behind Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, a family-run shop in Bridgewater, Mass. A devotee to PPG products, Perewitz is known for his one-of-a-kind, hand-built creations and flame designs, which combine design, engineering, performance and beauty.

Perewitz’s reputation grew when he competed in two Biker Build-Offs for the Discovery Channel’s cable program. Celebrities such as Hulk Hogan, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, Ray Evernham and Kyle Petty have commissioned him for custom motorcycle builds. Recently, Perewitz teamed with Factory Five Racing and Street Rodder magazine to build a striking orange FFR ’33 Hot Rod, which will be displayed at the Vibrance Collection finishes PPG show truck in Columbus.

Perewitz will appear and sign autographs at the Vibrance Collection finishes PPG show truck Friday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m., and Saturday, July 11, from 10 to 11 a.m.

PPG also will present a seminar on Vibrance Collection finishes and Deltron coating product lines along with the latest in PPG waterborne technology. The seminar is scheduled for 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. on July 11 and will focus on the creative possibilities PPG products afford customizers.

This is the 12th year PPG has sponsored the Goodguys Nationals. Goodguys is the world’s largest rod and custom association, with nationwide membership approaching 70,000.

“The Goodguys PPG Nationals has become the midsummer meeting place for the entire hot rodding community,” said Marc Meadors, Goodguys president. “With over 6,500 rods, customs, muscle cars and classics, this event symbolizes America’s passion for hot cars and bright colors, showcasing the industry’s latest trends.

“Together with PPG, Goodguys will keep the hot rod torch shining for future generations of car lovers worldwide.”

To learn more about Dave Perewitz, visit www.perewitz.com. To learn more about Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, visit www.good-guys.com. For more information about PPG, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com.

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.

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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