“The PPG show truck represents our company wherever it travels,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, manager of marketing communications, PPG Automotive Refinish. “We wanted it to be an absolute show-stopper, one that clearly displays what our products can do. We also wanted the paint scheme to recognize and celebrate the freedom we have in this country—from the ability to pick the cars we drive to the color and paint we choose for them. We believe this color scheme and design reflect that, and it’s a pleasure for PPG to be able to share that message as our truck travels across the country.”
Steve Breakfield and the team at Motorhead Racing and Design Co., Charlotte, North Carolina, came up with the unique design, which was an instant hit with PPG staff. Gerber Collision & Glass in Grand Rapids, Michigan was awarded the refinish project. Led by Fleet Operations Manager Fred Honoré II and Chris Hansen, general manager of the company’s Grand Rapids truck location, the crew stripped and sandblasted paint off the trailer before using several premium DELFLEET Evolution products by PPG such as F3995 Epoxy Primer, the FBC Basecoat System and F3921 2.1 VOC Clearcoat to achieve the bright and colorful finish.
Veteran PPG Driver Chad Hook will drive the truck, which has a brand-new cab tailored to his requirements, to major custom car and truck shows sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) and other automotive enthusiast groups.