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PPG Announces 'Outstanding Use of Color' Winners at NSRA Nationals

Published on 2009-09-17. Author : SpecialChem

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- PPG Industries' automotive refinish business presented three vehicles with "Outstanding Use of Color" awards at the 40th annual Street Rod Nationals, Aug. 6-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Hosted by the National Street Rod Association (NSRA), the gathering attracted more than 11,000 cars this year. The PPG awards were announced during the Circle of Winners program at the conclusion of the four-day event.

The "Outstanding Use of Color" awards are given yearly, with winners chosen by how well their vehicles show off the elegant, rich and vibrant palette of PPG finishes. Winners of the PPG awards for 2009 were a 1948 Ford F1 pickup owned by Paul and Carol Gerritsen of Dandridge, Tenn., a 1939 Ford Deluxe convertible owned by Marv and Jan Bok of Auburn, Ind., and a 1934 Cadillac four-door sedan owned by Ronnie and Janet Black of Ringgold, Ga.

The Blacks used Deltron coatings by PPG to achieve a dramatic Santa Fe Poly- and berry red-toned finish on their Cadillac. The Gerritsens used Vibrance Collection finishes to create a spectacular combination of dark khaki and dark kiwi custom pearlescent green shades for their Ford truck. The Boks opted for a cabernet hue from the Vibrance Collection finishes for their Ford ragtop.

"Winning this award is great," Marv Bok said. "The first thing people at the show noticed on the car was the paint. The color came out exactly the way I wanted - an elegant, deep candy red. I am thrilled with the results I got with PPG's paint."

Selecting just three cars from the vast field of attractive entries was a challenge.

"Picking winners is really tough because there are just so many incredible paint schemes people create for their cars and trucks," said David McConnaughey, collision product manager for PPG. "You think you've seen it all, and then some very imaginative people come along and use PPG paint to create new finishes that are genuinely beautiful and eye-popping. This year's winners were amazing."

The NSRA Street Rod Nationals draws tens of thousands of street rod fans every year, making it one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in the world. PPG is the organization's official paint product sponsor.

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.

Source: PPG

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