PPG tipped its hat to color through a display of dazzling paint jobs and world-class custom cars, trucks and motorcycles at this year’s SEMA Show, Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The PPG exhibit in booth 24601 focused on the unbeatable combination of advanced refinish products, custom builders and boundless imagination.
More than 100,000 domestic and international industry professionals attend the annual SEMA Show. The much-anticipated event provides attendees with product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more, and PPG is always an enthusiastic exhibitor.
“SEMA is the industry’s big show, and we like being part of it,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications. “This is where everyone gathers to see what’s new, what’s hot, where the industry is going. And every year the painters and builders amaze us with their creative and ingenious use of PPG products. The PPG booth is open to all SEMA visitors.
Mix PPG products with abundantly talented builders and painters, and SEMA Show visitors had plenty to see in booth 24601, including the following custom-car and racing personalities:
Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio – Hutton’s colorful work has earned him four Ridler Awards, the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best of Show award, several Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards, an America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award and other major prizes. Hutton uses only PPG products.
Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop – A member of the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame, Alloway builds street rods that represent absolute coolness. AMBR, Goodguys Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year, and a Ridler honor are just a few of his awards. DELTRON® coatings are Alloway’s paint preference.
Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters – The Kellys are a major presence in Southern California’s cutting-edge car scene. Tom is a gifted striper and muralist; son Mitch is known for his fantastic paint designs. The Kellys choose VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes to create their extraordinary design schemes.
Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio – Hollenbeck is well-known to Northern California’s custom car set. He’s painted three AMBR winners and several Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winners, and his cars have mbellished the covers of publications such as Street Rodder and Rodder’s Journal. Hollenbeck uses PPG products exclusively.
Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery – Youngblood, known as “the father of modern day race car designs,” is one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists. His gallery showcases the work of other top artists in the field as well as his own work, which also has been featured in numerous motorsport publications and on TV shows including Monster Garage.
Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz – Worman and Scott can be seen on Graveyard Carz, a reality show on the Velocity Channel that focuses on Worman's collision shop, Welby's Car Care in Springfield, Oregon. Worman is the shop owner; Scott is the painter. They work primarily on Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars, and PPG is their paint of choice.
Joey Logano, Team Penske NASCAR Sprint Series driver, and a representative of John Force Racing, the foremost team in drag racing, shared their on-track adventures with booth visitors. Both teams use PPG products for their cars. These notables signrd autographs, offered painting tips and talked about their PPG product preferences in PPG booth 24601.
In addition to some of the people behind them, PPG showcased an array of stunning cars, trucks and bikes:
Charley Hutton’s Ridler award winner “Olds Cool” PPG was in full color at SEMA Show
Darryl Hollenbeck’s Ford, named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster
Ryan Korek’s merlot red International pickup dubbed “Eight-Dollar Corn”
Jerry Kjensrud’s Chevy, “Halo,” a Grand National Roadster Show award winner
Nathan Curry’s tribute motorcycle, making its show debut
Joe Ballard’s multi-award-winning tribute custom bike
PPG also honored Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), which was founded by a band of wounded soldiers who returned home from World War II with spinal-cord injuries. PVA is dedicated to providing veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, with everything they need to live full and productive lives.
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