Disregarding art history’s Rococo period, Las Vegas wrote the book on glitz and glam. Going in it’s always a given the elaborate PPG booth at the annual SEMA show will not disappoint connoisseurs of color.
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show attracts automotive industry professionals from around the world, and this year more than 100,000 visitors were treated to displays of custom-built vehicles exhibiting the latest trends in hot colors and advanced finishes. The wins affirmed PPG’s leadership position as the custom car world’s top choice in automotive refinish products.
Troy Ladd’s Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, California, took Third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a showstopping red 1936 Packard Roadster monikered “Mulholland Speedster.” Mick Jenkins at Mick’s Paint in Pomona, California, used PPG paint to create and apply the perfect tone, named Mulholland Merlot using Envirobase high-performance waterborne basecoat and Global Refinish System D8188 Glamour LV clearcoat to give the modern classic interpretation its outstanding finish.
Built by Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop and pretty in PPG black, fresh from winning STREET RODDER magazine’s Triple Crown of Rodding at Shades of the Past’s Hot Rod Roundup in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, George Poteet’s 1932 Ford Tudor sedan cleaned up at SEMA 2017. The sedan took Second Place in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, won a Ford Best of Show Outstanding Achievement in Design award, qualified as a Mothers Polish Shine Top 10 award finalist, and captured the Bryan Fuller Moto Top Paint Award.
Nasty in PPG black, Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop displayed a 1954 Chevy pickup in Mothers Polishes’ outdoor booth with a quad turbo Duramax Diesel V-8 and took a Chevy Design award for Truck of the Year. Both vehicles got their deep black finish using PPG’s Vibrance Collection VP2050 DTM High Build Primer, Deltron DP90LF non-sanding epoxy primer black, and Deltron 2000 DBC9700 basecoat black, along with the Global Refinish System brand’s D8115 matte clearcoat, D8117 semigloss clearcoat (1954 Chevy), and D8152 Performance + Glamour clearcoat (1932 Ford). Greg Chalcraft sprayed the finish on both winners.
Andy Leach and the crew from Cal Auto Creations in Bennington, Nebraska, picked up the 2017 Mothers Polish Shine Award for a 1930 Ford Model A coupe painted by Charley Hutton at his Charley Hutton Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho. Charley gave the car, named “After Thought,” its Paleozoic Sea Blue finish using Envirobase high-performance waterborne basecoat. Accent colors included Pepper Gray on the engine and chassis, After Thought Gold on the wheels, and Titanium on the blower. Global refinish system D8152 performance and glamour clearcoat was used on the body and D8115 matte clearcoat on the satin colors.
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