Axalta Coating Systems announced it will be supporting the 26th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City hot rod show in Ocean City, Md., May 19-22. Axalta Coating Systems will support this show as well as several other custom car shows across the country this year.
Axalta will be in Ocean City with Paul Quinn of Design Brilliance, who will pinstripe a 1932 Ford Roadster painted in 1956 Thunderbird Peacock Blue with Axalta’s Cromax ChromaPremier basecoat. The car, owned by Bill Towers of Milford, Del., was selected as Detroit Autorama’s Painless Performance/STREET RODDER Top 100 winner.
Cruisin’ Ocean City attracts more than 3,400 custom cars, hot rods, street machines and classics from 20 states as well as Canada. Builders and enthusiasts will gather beachside to network, develop ideas and answer the question, “What color should I paint my new project car?”
Axalta representatives will be on hand to offer show attendees examples of automotive art using Axalta’s global refinish brands: Cromax, Standox and Spies Hecker, as well as the Hot Hues line of custom colors.
Axalta will also feature its recently announced 2016 Paint Outside the Can Contest. The contest is an invitation to automotive painters from across the U.S. and Canada to unleash their creativity using any Axalta-branded coating system to paint and decorate an unused, standard one-gallon paint can.
Submissions will be recognized and displayed via select social media channels throughout the contest. After the contest closes on September 15, 2016, six “Celebrity Picks” will be selected by industry celebrities who will vote for their favorites based on creativity, execution and degree of difficulty. In addition, six “Fan Favorites” will be chosen by fans based on the number of photo “likes” that these favorites receive on Axalta’s Instagram page. Finally, one “Best-in-Show” grand prize winner will be selected from the six “Celebrity Picks.”