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 ’55 Chevy pickup. 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.