At this year's SEMA show, The PPG Boneyard booth gave visitors plenty to scream about, featuring world-class custom cars, a Halloween-themed Harley Davidson, and a haunting display of artwork from the industry's most talented artists. Take a look inside The PPG Boneyard for some special edition videos, photos, and news from SEMA 2017.

Welcome to the PPG Boneyard

Check out some of the stunning rides that were featured in our booth this year including the 2017 Ridler Award winning cabernet and galaxy red 1933 Ford “Renaissance Roadster” build by Steve Frisbie and crew at Steve's Auto Restorations, a Klock Werks custom built Harley Davidson Heritage Softail with paint by Jeremy Seanor of PPG, the wicked '55 Plymouth Savoy built by Bobby Alloway and team at Alloway's Hot Rod Shop, and the Hinkle Hot Rods built Model A with more than 3000 hours of custom paint work by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan of Hot Dog Kustoms.

The Wild Model A Built by Hinkle Hot Rods with Paint by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan

Check out 'Bully', the 1930 Model A built by Dana Hinkle and crew at Hinkle's Hot Rods with over 3000 hours of custom paint work by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan. This wild ride was hard to get close to in the SEMA booth, so check out some of the insane details on the Model A in this video.

The 2017 Ridler Award-Winning 'Renaissance Roadster' Built by Steve's Auto Restorations

Steve Frisbie from Steve's Auto Restorations talks about the dazzling 2017 Ridler award-winning cabernet and galaxy red 1933 Ford Roadster “Renaissance Roadster” on display in the PPG Boneyard.

The Wicked 1955 Plymouth Savoy Built by Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

Bobby Alloway from Alloway's Hot Rod Shop talks about building the flawless, black 1955 Plymouth Savoy featured in the PPG Boneyard.

Building the PPG Boneyard

Don't miss this behind the scenes look at the PPG Boneyard! Filmed over 4 days of setup and the first day of the show, this time-lapse video takes you behind the scenes to watch the Boneyard being built from the ground up. We truly appreciate the entire crew that came together to help build this amazing display and the fantastic group of people that helped to make SEMA week such a success!

View all of our SEMA 2017 Videos on YouTube

News from Around the Show

In case you missed all of the photos and news shared from the show, spend some time viewing our SEMA 2017 Facebook album filled with cool cars, trucks, and bikes from the show!

There was an error in the product code for the white aerosol in the Wheel Refurbishment Solutions flyer. The flyer has been updated with a correction to show CPC-SP8047. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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PPG announced in the 2016 PPG corporate sustainability report that the company plans to completely phase out the use of lead in its coating products by 2020. A small number of products in our DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® brands still contain lead and these products will no longer be produced after December 31, 2019.

As a standard procedure, the Commercial Refinish color group matches colors with lead-free toners, but on occasion, still receives requests for lead-containing formulas. To ensure we meet our lead free requirement by 2020, the Commercial Refinish color lab will no longer match new colors utilizing leaded toners, effective January 1, 2018.

Please work with your local sales person to identify any active colors that do not have lead-free formula alternatives and to request lead-free matches ahead of the discontinuation date. Thank you for your support as we drive to more environmentally conscious products.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — December 12, 2017
Brian Yoder, a refinish technician from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized as the PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year. The award was presented to Yoder at a special reception on November 15, 2017, during the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) fall Board of Governors meeting at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. Randy Cremeans, PPG, director of training; Jeff Walker, chairman of the ASE board of directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE president and CEO, made the award presentation.

Brian Yoder, Master Refinish Technican of the Year
From left: Jeff Walker, Brian Yoder, Randy Cremeans, Tim Zilke

There are approximately 250,000 ASE certified professionals nationwide. The Master Refinish Technician of the Year award is an annual tribute to the PPG collision center technician receiving the highest score on the ASE Painting and Refinish test. The competition is open to all technicians who took the ASE B2 test in the last year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Yoder achieved the highest score.

“Brian is an outstanding ASE-certified refinish professional,” said Cremeans. “Thousands of technicians take the ASE test each year, and to have the highest score in the country is quite an achievement. It’s a pleasure for PPG to present this award.”

Yoder is employed by the Stuckey Ford Collision Center in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He has been an automotive repair and refinish technician for more than 25 years, and his test score reflects his extensive knowledge. Yoder received his initial training at Vale Technical Institute, Blairsville, Pennsylvania, where he earned an associate degree in automotive techniques and management. He maintains his refinish certification through regular PPG training courses.

“Being a technician is challenging and rewarding,” said Yoder. “I’m always striving for excellence; the technology I work with is constantly changing. I enjoy what I do, and it’s gratifying to be recognized for my work. I thank PPG and ASE for this award.”

ASE was founded in 1972 as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals. PPG has sponsored the Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award since 1996.

PPG offers numerous training classes including technician certification and recertification courses for all collision center personnel. For more information, visit the PPG Refinish training course catalog.

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