PPG’s colorful show truck will begin its 2017 tour of America on March 10, with the Goodguys 8th Spring Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. It’s the first of 20 appearances the popular truck will make this year. The truck’s entire 2017 schedule was announced today by PPG. The appearances include car, truck and hot rod shows and events sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and other prominent automotive enthusiast groups.

The show truck, a massive 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig, sports a striking paint scheme created by Steve Breakfield and his creative team at Motorhead Racing and Design Co., in Charlotte, N.C. The unique motif is reminiscent of the American flag’s stars and stripes and displays the spirited colors, radical graphics and matchless special effects PPG’s products inspire and deliver. Gerber Collision & Glass in Grand Rapids, Mich., executed Breakfield’s design using premium PPG DELFLEET® Evolution products including F3995 Epoxy Primer, the FBC Basecoat System and F3921 2.1 VOC Clearcoat.

This year PPG’s Keith MacDonald will guide the truck. A veteran driver with more than 30 years of on-the-road experience, MacDonald slides into the driver’s seat taking over for the recently retired Chad Hook who had been at the wheel since 1999. MacDonald will cover approximately 30,000–35,000 miles annually, steering the truck coast to coast.

PPG is inviting truck and car fans to visit the show truck wherever it stops. Amateur and professional custom car painters, builders and buffs will find the truck to be a great opportunity to learn about PPG’s array of paint products and the variety of techniques available to create outstanding finishes. The truck’s complete tour schedule follows.

2017 Show Truck Schedule


March 10 - 12

8th Spring Nationals

WestWorld of Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

March 17 - 19

7th Spring Lone Star Nationals

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, TX

March 25 - 26

35th All American Get-Together

Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton, CA

March 31- April 2

17th Meguiar's Del Mar Nats

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Del Mar, CA

April 28 - 30

3rd North Carolina Nationals

N. Carolina State Fairgrounds

Raleigh, NC

May 19 - 21

12th Nashville Nationals

Nissan Stadium

Nashville, TN

June 9 - 11

25th East Coast Nationals

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

Rhinebeck, NY

June 17

3rd Goodguys Day at the Hay

N. Haymarket Festival

Lincoln, NE

June 23 - 25

Back to the 50's

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

St. Paul, MN

June 30 - July 2

26th Heartland Nationals

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Des Moines, IA

July 7 - 9

20th Goodguys PPG Nationals

Ohio Expo Center

Columbus, OH

July 14 - 16

Syracuse Nationals

New York State Fairgrounds

Syracuse, NY

July 28 - 30

30th Pacific NW Nationals

Washington State Fair

Puyallup, WA

August 18 - 20

16th Great NW Nationals

Spokane County Fair Center

Spokane, WA

Sept. 8 - 10

20th Colorado Nationals

The Ranch Events Complex

Loveland, CO

Sept. 16

UA Diesel Truck Nationals

Raceway Park

Englishtown, NJ

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

25th Lone Star Nationals

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, TX

Oct. 4 - 8

20th Crusin' the Coast

Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Biloxi, MS

Oct 13 - 15

6th Nostalgia Nationals

Beach Bend Raceway Park

Bowling Green, KY

Nov 17 - 19

20th Southwest Nationals

WestWorld of Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ


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