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Goodguys PPG Nationals Dream Car Awards

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PPG Industries took a starring role at the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals held earlier in July 2016 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Street Rod of the Year honors was awarded to an automobile finished with none other than PPG paints. PPG’s DITZLER DSC5250 Satin Clear Kit won the inaugural Best New Product award in the extremely competitive Paint & Car Care Products category.

The PPG Dream Car competition is always stiff and awards are given to the two autos or trucks that best showcase the outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution in an automotive paint job.

This year, two exceptional cars earned that distinction: a 1929 Ford Model A owned by Dale Spangenberg III of Willoughby, Ohio, and a 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible owned by Ed Pienta of Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Spangenberg’s Model A was turned into a classic street rod: chopped, channeled and powered by a potent Pontiac 389 engine. He completed most of the work himself, along with Bill Evans and John Labbato through Spangenberg’s company, E & J Precision Fabrication.

The car features an exotic multi-toned blue finish. The look was achieved using several PPG DELTRON products including K38 High Build Primer Surfacer, DBC 2000 Basecoat, DMD1696 Coarse Silver Dollar Aluminum and DMD650 Sparkle Aluminum Toners, and DCU2021 Urethane Clear along with several VIBRANCE® COLLECTION custom blue candy tints. S & M Auto Body painted the car, and Jerome Borris did the complex artwork and graphics.

Pienta’s 71’ Olds was also completed mostly by himself in his own garage workshop. The coupe was given a complete frame-off restoration to 1971 specs. The car features a rare and powerful W-30 engine/drivetrain option, making it a genuine example of a 70s-era muscle car. To ensure the car’s authenticity, Pienta made sure to match the car’s original color – Matador Red. He painted the 442 himself in a homemade spray booth using PPG’s Deltron® brand DPLF Epoxy Primer, DPS 3055 V-PRIME Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer, DAS 3025 V-SEAL Acrylic Urethane Sealer, red DCC Concept Single-Stage and DCU 2021 Urethane Clear.

The Street Rod of the Year award went to a 1939 Oldsmobile, “Olds Cool,” painted by Charley Hutton and owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas of Corpus Christie, Texas. The Street Rod competition is available to all cars through the 1949 model year. Hutton gave “Olds Cool” a standout, top-notch finish. To give the car the exact appearance he wanted, he used an array of PPG products including Vibrance® Collection VP2050 High Build Primer, ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat and ECS Sealer, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat®, and a special custom mix of tints and toners to achieve the unique “Kona Brown” finish.

Winning the Best New Product award with the Vibrance Collection DSC5250 Satin Clear Kit was also a notable achievement for the Automotive Refinish business unit. The kit features a quart of VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear and a half pint of VH7250 Ditzler Satin Clear Hardener. Using advanced PPG technology, the low-gloss custom clear delivers a smooth and uniform satin finish with mar resistance. It can be used for accent stripes, hoods or the entire vehicle and offers custom car builders more choices and possibilities with their designs and paint schemes.

Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The three-day PPG-Goodguys event displayed more than 6,000 custom cars and trucks and attracted more than 75,000 auto enthusiasts. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country including the national show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Envirobase High Performance, Vibranc®e Collection, Deltron® and other PPGTM brands.

For more information about these amazing PPG products, contact a Martin Auto Color location near you or visit the PPGTM Refinish website. Our staff can help you find just the right PPGTM Refinish product for your shop’s project.

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