PPG Automotive Refinish today revealed the 2016 appearance schedule of its popular and colorful show truck. The truck, with its spectacular red, white and blue finish, will begin its national tour March 4 at the Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz., continue on to 16 stops across 12 states, and conclude Oct. 6 with the “Crusin’ the Coast” event in Biloxi, Miss. The appearances include car, truck and hot rod shows sponsored by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and other prominent automotive enthusiast groups.

The truck, a mammoth 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig, will show off the PPG finish it received in 2015. The paint scheme, created by Steve Breakfield and his team at Motorhead Racing and Design Co., Charlotte, N.C., presents a unique design suggesting the stars and stripes of the American flag. Gerber Collision & Glass in Grand Rapids, Mich., painted the truck using premium PPG DELFLEET® Evolution products including F3995 Epoxy Primer, the FBC Basecoat System and F3921 2.1 VOC Clearcoat. The dazzling finish displays the vibrant colors, radical graphics and unbeatable special effects PPG’s products inspire.

Veteran PPG driver Chad Hook will guide the truck across the country in what will be his final tour. Chad has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. He has been at the wheel of the show truck since1999—and with PPG for more than 30 years in several capacities—covering 30,000–35,000 miles annually. Despite the uncertainty of weather and a demanding schedule, Chad has never missed a show or arrived late. He has been a key part of the truck’s appearances and popular success.

Truck and car fans are invited to visit the show truck wherever it stops, to learn more about PPG products and the techniques used to create remarkable finishes. Professional and amateur custom car painters, builders and buffs will find the truck to be a great opportunity to learn about PPG products and what can be accomplished using them. The complete tour schedule follows.

Dates

Show

Location

March 4-6

Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals

Scottsdale AZ

March 11-13

Goodguys 6th Spring Nationals

Fort Worth, TX

March 17-20

AASP/NJ Northeast Tradeshow

Secaucus, NJ

April 1-3

Goodguys 16th Del Mar Nationals

Del Mar, CA

May 13-15

Goodguys 11th Nashville Nationals

Nashville, TN

May 19

Penske 50th Anniversary

Concord, NC

June 10-12

Goodguys 24th East Coast Nationals

Rhinebeck, NY

June 25

Goodguys 2nd Speedway Motors Day at the Hay

Lincoln, NE

July 1-3

Goodguys 25th Heartland Nationals

Des Moines, IA

July 8-10

Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals

Columbus, OH

July 29-31

Goodguys 29th Pacific Northwest Nationals

Puyallup, WA

August 19-21

Goodguys 15th Great Northwest Nationals

Spokane, WA

August 26-28

Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals

Pleasanton, CA

September 9-11

Goodguys 19th Colorado Nationals

Loveland, CO

September 16-17 

Diesel Nationals

Englishtown, NJ

Sept 30 - Oct 2

Goodguys 24th Lone Star Nationals

Fort Worth, TX

October 6-10

Crusin’ the Coast

Biloxi, MS

Events and appearances are subject to change.


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