Colorful PPG SEMA exhibits features elite painters, cars, bikes and new products

Bobby Alloway
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show—Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—will have plenty of reasons to head over to the PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish exhibit in booth 24501.

PPG is pulling out all the stops and bringing in top painters from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, exhibiting radically painted cars and motorcycles, and displaying spectacular artwork by more than 30 talented automotive artists. In addition, PPG will highlight several new refinish products that can take professional and amateur painters to the next level of color and design imagination.

An all-star lineup of painters will greet visitors to the PPG booth. The group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters).

These award-winning painters are highly respected for their custom paint schemes. They all will be available to sign autographs, share their painting techniques and discuss the PPG products they use exclusively—and why they prefer them. The Kellys will also be unveiling a new custom car creation—a ’57 Chevy convertible finished with waterborne VIBRANCE COLLECTION® finishes in Money Green and silver colors—and handing out keepsake souvenir posters at the booth.

There’s even more:

  • Bill Steele of Steele’s Kustoms, Oakdale, Pa., will present “Blue Baller,” a retro-styled bike with a shovelhead motor, lots of chrome, candy blue tones and a clearcoated DITZLER® BIG FLAKE™ silver mini-flake finish.
  • Brian Mobeck will exhibit his 2013 Ridler Award “Great Eight” finalist “Archetype,” a handmade ’33 Ford look-alike with a gleaming cherry cocktail paint job from Unique Auto and Body in Blaine, Minn.
  • Daniel Galvez from Danny D. Pinstriping and Paint in Baldwin Park, Calif., is showing a 1967 Chevy Impala with a unique teal, blue and purple finish accented with Danny D.’s ingenious pinstriping.

In addition, PPG representatives will be on hand to introduce Ditzler Hot Rod Black topcoat and its silky, throwback color. They will also present the CRYSTALLANCE™ line of colors, PPG’s latest addition to the popular Vibrance Collection line.

The PPG booth will be alive with color, cars and the industry’s biggest names. SEMA visitors have an open invitation to take it all in.

Please note the celebrity appearance schedule below. Bobby Alloway also will appear at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance booth at times to be announced.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
10-11 a.m.:
Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
Noon-1 p.m.: Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
4-5 p.m.: Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication

Wednesday, Nov. 6
9-10 a.m.:
Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
10-11 a.m.: Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
1-2 p.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
3-4 p.m.: Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

Thursday, Nov. 7
9-10 a.m.:
Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
11 a.m.-Noon: Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
1-2 p.m.: Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

Friday, Nov. 8
10-11 a.m.: Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
1-2 p.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

The annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is recognized as the world’s premier automotive specialty products event. It attracts the industry’s sharpest minds and provides a channel for the newest products. Every year, the show draws exhibitors and visitors from around the world and provides them with exciting displays, educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. Attendance is open exclusively to members of the industry. More than 100,000 people from 100+ countries are expected to attend this year.

To learn more about PPG, come to SEMA booth 24501, call 800-647-6050 or visit For more information about the 2013 SEMA show, visit

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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish