The three-day event, sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and PPG Industries' automotive refinish business, featured more than 6,200 custom cars and trucks and attracted more than 75,000 auto enthusiasts. The PPG Dream Car awards are given to the two vehicles (cars or trucks) that best exhibit outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job. The competition is always spirited, with builders doing their best to attract the judges’ eyes—and votes.
Joe and Josh Bailey, a father-son team, presented their flawless ’55 Chevy pickup. An uncle acquired the truck in 1972 and handed it down through the family. The Baileys took possession of it in March 2014 and worked evenings and weekends in their home shop to give the Chevy its redo. They achieved the award-winning finish using DELTRON® 2000 DBC Basecoat and DCU2002 CONCEPT High Solids Polyurethane Clear with PPG colors Fender Guitar Surf Green and 1957 Chevrolet India Ivory.
Robert Anderson entrusted his Ford pickup to Steve Legens at Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. The shop turned the truck into a winner, customizing it and sandblasting the body to repaint it a custom-mix glossy green. Legens and painter Keenan Hailey chose ENVIROBASE High Performance waterborne basecoat by PPG along with water-compatible GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and D8372 Slow Hardener to produce the truck’s head-turning appearance and earn a PPG Dream Car award.
PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country, including the national show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the latest products, the hottest colors and custom tones, and unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Envirobase High Performance, VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and Deltron product lines and in other PPG brands.