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PPG honored two outstanding vehicles with the “PPG Dream Car” award at the recent 11th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The two vehicles were a ’62 Chevy Bel Air owned by Dennis and Barbara McClendon of Mesa, Ariz., and a ’64 Chevy Nova, owned by Clinton Stratton of Louisville, Ky.
PPG Dream Car awards are given annually at the show to honor two vehicles that best demonstrate outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution of the paint job.
“It’s quite an honor being recognized by a manufacturer like PPG,” Dennis McClendon said. “It’s better than winning a car show.”
Stratton had a similar reaction.
“I was just there to enjoy the show,” he said. “Winning blew me away.”
The McClendons’ chopped top ’62 Chevy is painted with Maserati Red and Mustang GT White finish. The paint scheme was created by RJ Customs of Chicago, Ill., and used PPG’s Deltron product line of DBC basecoats and DCU2082 Stratoclear gloss. The car, named “Showlow,” features an array of custom fabricated and modified components – only the trunk lid, grill and headlight buckets are stock. Showlow has also received a number of other honors, including being named a Boyd Coddington Pro Pick and winning the SEMA Best Engineered Vehicle award.
Stratton’s ’64 Chevy Nova also used PPG’s Deltron DBC basecoat with DC4000 premium clearcoat to create a stunning two-tone finish of Ford Infra Red and Chrysler Inferno Red. B&K Customs of Louisville, Ky., and Stratton designed the paint scheme. Stratton is a relative newcomer to custom car shows. The Dream Car award was his first national honor. He has successfully exhibited the Nova locally – the car was recently named a Carl Casper 2008 Top 20 pick.
Goodguys drew more than 85,000 hot rod and street rod enthusiasts to the recent Nationals show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
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