PPG names 2011 Dream Car winners at Goodguys PPG Nationals

Above: Barry and Vicky Cawley with their winning 1962 Plymouth panel truck
Below: Ken and Darlene Wallace with their winning 1957 Ford Thunderbird

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, July 28, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business honored two outstanding customized vehicles with the PPG Dream Car award during the 14th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, July 8-10. The vehicles were a 1962 Plymouth panel truck owned by Barry and Vicky Cawley of Hardy, Va., and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird owned by Ken and Darlene Wallace of Parish, Fla.

Each year, the PPG Dream Car awards honor the two vehicles at the Goodguys PPG Nationals judged to best demonstrate outstanding color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job. Both winning vehicles this year easily met, and surpassed, those criteria.

The Cawleys’ panel truck, an original factory conversion of a 1962 Plymouth Valiant, quickly caught the judges’ eyes with its lustrous red flake finish – achieved with Liquid Crystal Candy Apple Red from the VIBRANCE COLLECTION(R) finishes with DELTRON(R) DBC Basecoat, followed by DCU2002 CONCEPT(R) High Solids Polyurethane Clearcoat. The truck was given to Barry Cawley in 1972 as a Christmas present. He fabricated most of the components in customizing it. Vicky Cawley selected the eye-popping color, specialist Tim Degraff painted the truck, and PPG distributor Blue Ridge Color Company of Roanoke, Va., provided the paint. Beyond the stunning finish, the truck features a 5.7 Hemi engine, baseball-glove leather interior, and custom dash. Cawley was quite excited to receive the award. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I was in shock. Winning took me completely by surprise.”

Ken Wallace had a similar response to winning. “It was overwhelming,” he said. “This was the experience of a lifetime.” The Wallaces initially restored their Thunderbird to mint showroom condition and then decided they really wanted a street rod. Wallace did most of the work himself with help from son Jason and friends Doug Baran and Kevin Klispie. The car features a supercharged, 1,000-horsepower Ford 427 SOHC engine, custom headers, Ford C6 transmission, and an ostrich leather interior. But it was the paint job that took the prize: a custom-blended, gleaming blue finish with flames dancing on the hood and sides. The Wallaces came up with the original design. It was executed by Wes Adkins of Wild Wes Paintworks, Dover, Ohio. Adkins used Deltron DBC500 Basecoat and DCU2002 Clearcoat along with Vibrance Collection finishes Midnight Sapphire topcoat and O-So-Orange, Yella and Candy Apple Red Liquid Crystal toners and tints.

PPG Automotive Refinish is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the hot colors, unique pigments, special-effect finishes and custom colors of Vibrance Collection, Deltron and other coatings brands. For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

About the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with nearly 70,000 members around the world. The association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events including the annual nationals show in Columbus, Ohio.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Concept, Deltron and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish