1932 jet-black Ford VictoriaSTRONGSVILLE, Ohio – July 31, 2012 – A gleaming, 1932 jet-black Ford Victoria built by renowned custom car constructor Bobby Alloway took the prestigious Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award at the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals held July 6-8, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Expo Center.

The Victoria sports Alloway’s signature street rod look that features a deep, rich and smooth PPG Deltron® black coat—Alloway’s favorite finish—and an aggressive, raked body sitting on a custom chassis. A 502-cubic inch big block engine married to a 5-speed gearbox provides the power while a lush, custom leather interior and burled wood dashboard complete the unique package. In all, the car, built for Georgia street rod enthusiast Dave Walsh, reflects the timeless appeal of a customized vintage Ford.

Watch a video of Bobby Alloway and his prize-winning Ford Victoria.

Alloway has long been recognized for his work in the world of custom cars. The Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award is the latest in a line of accolades that includes Goodguys’ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year, Autorama Builder of the Year, the Don Ridler Memorial Award, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and others. Alloway was inducted into the Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame in 2004. He uses PPG products exclusively at his shop in Louisville, Tennessee.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations with nearly 70,000 members around the world. The association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events including the annual nationals show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at every national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the hot colors, unique pigments, special-effect finishes and custom colors showcased in its Deltron® products, Vibrance Collection® and other brands.


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