Valspar’s Matrix Automotive Finishes Announces ‘Award Winning Finishes’ Painters

Valspar’s Matrix Automotive Finishes Announces ‘Award Winning Finishes’ Painters

The 2017 calendar features the work of this year’s winners along with other notable painters across the country.

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This 1952 International 110 by Justin Nichols of Nichols Paint & Fabrication in Watseka, Ill., is this year’s first-place winner in the Matrix Award Winning Finishes Calendar Contest and the feature vehicle in January 2017.

Matrix Automotive Finishes has selected the winners of its Award Winning Finishes Contest. First-, second- and third-place winners are featured in the 2017 Matrix Automotive Finishes Calendar along with the work of some of the country’s most renowned refinishers using Matrix-only brand products.

“This year’s calendar showcases the work of an amazing group of talent,” said Laura Yerkey, director of marketing, Valspar Automotive. “You’ll see some pretty remarkable vehicles finished in Matrix products, including a 40s Ford Coupe and a throwback Big Twin Trike from the garage of Count’s Kustoms painted by Ryan Evans.”

The 2017 calendar also features the work of Matrix’s first-ever “Mavericks of Color”: Ryan Evans from History’s “Counting Cars” and Danny “the Count” Koker’s Count’s Kustoms garage in Las Vegas, Nev.; Cody Lumpkin from Dick Lumpkins Auto Body in Piqua, Ohio; and Shane Marchyshyn from Automotive Services Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

“Each is truly an ambassador of the brand, a devout user that knows the product line inside and out and trusts and values the brand position when it comes to quality, performance and color match,” Yerkey said.

Following is a list of this year’s Award Winning Finishes painters featured in the 2017 Matrix calendar, beginning with the first-, second- and third-place winners. Each will receive complimentary Matrix t-shirts and 2017 calendars, as well as $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively, in Matrix products:

January – 1st Place
1952 International 110, by Justin Nichols of Nichols Paint & Fabrication, Watseka, Ill.

February – 2nd Place
1967 Mustang Fastback by Brandon Knowles of Brand X Customs, Everett, Wash.

March – 3rd Place
1979 Chevy Impala Aero Coupe by Bill “Elvis” Stull of Kuzin’s Kustom Body & Paint, Polonia, Wis.

April
1955 Chevy Apache by James Hutchinson of Hobbs Auto Body, Redding, Calif.

May
1968 Chevy Camaro by Andrew Alderman of Alderman’s Body Shop, St. Petersburg, Fla.

June
2004 Chopper by Matt Bowes of Motorcity Autoworks, Waterford, Mich.

July
2016 Dimensia ASPT by Michael Vetter of The Car Factory, Micco, Fla.

August
1940 Ford Coupe by Gary Zaborowski of Boogie Man’s Custom Creations, River View, Mich.

September
1970 AMC Rebel by Casey Carl of Casey Customs, Verona, Mo.

October – Matrix Maverick of Color
2016 Corvette Stingray by Shane Marchyshyn and Peter Sartori, Automotive Services Inc.

November – Matrix Maverick of Color
1969 Big Twin Trike by Ryan Evans of Count’s Kustoms, Las Vegas, Nev.

December – Matrix Maverick of Color
2013 Dodge Challenger by Cody Lumpkins of Dick Lumpkins Auto Body, Piqua, Ohio

The Matrix 2017 Calendar can be purchased by contacting Valspar Automotive at (800) 321-0672 ($5 each).

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