truck  by Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton's Color StudioSTRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 23, 2012 – PPG is putting an upbeat stamp on its booth at this year’s SEMA show October 30-November 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG has turned booth 24501 into a country-western themed setting designed to give visitors a warm and welcoming reception. PPG will feature appearances by celebrities from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, a display of customized cars and motorcycles, paintings by up-and-coming automotive artists and an array of custom-painted items including guitars with remarkable color schemes. In addition, PPG will highlight new automotive refinish products.

Visitors to the PPG booth will have the chance to meet celebrity painters Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave and Jody Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters)—all are well known for their unique custom paint designs for cars, trucks and motorcycles and have racked up numerous awards for their work. Each of these talented painters will be available to sign autographs and to discuss their painting techniques and the PPG products they use exclusively. NHRA champion drag racers John Force, Courtney Force, Mike Neff and Robert Hight from the legendary John Force Racing team will also be on hand to greet visitors and answer questions about their winning ways.

Hutton and Alloway will have two of their custom cars at the booth. Hutton will show a 1953 Chevy pickup while Alloway will debut a 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon. In addition, PPG’s own Jeff Matauch will present his 1954 Chevy pickup—a 2012 Detroit Autorama winner.

Customized motorcycles will have their place in the PPG booth as well. Bill Steele (Steele Kustoms), Jeff Theisen and Dave Call (Gunslinger Custom Paint) and Dave and Jody Perewitz will exhibit eye-popping examples of their award-winning work, also achieved with PPG products.

In keeping with the country-western flavor of the booth, PPG will display guitars painted by a number of superstar custom artists including Tom and Mitch Kelly, Bill Steele and others.

PPG representatives will be on hand to introduce the DPLV 2.1 VOC-compliant series of epoxy primers; two new waterborne primers, Envirobase® High Performance EPW115 and Aquabase® Plus P950-5505; dazzling new colors for the Ditzler® Big Flake™ line and stunning colors and effects for the Vibrance Collection®.

The schedule of celebrity appearances at the PPG booth follows.

Tuesday, October 30
10–11 a.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1–2 p.m. Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
3–4 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters


Wednesday, October 31
10–11 a.m. Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1–2 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
3:30–4:30 p.m. John Force, Courtney Force, Mike Neff and Robert Hight, John Force Racing


Thursday, November 1
10–11 a.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1–2 p.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
3–4 p.m. Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop


Friday, November 2
10–11 a.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
1–2 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
 

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is regarded as the world’s premier automotive specialty products event. The show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. Each year, the show draws visitors and exhibitors from around the world. Attendance is open exclusively to members of the industry. The 2012 event is expected to attract nearly 100,000 people from more than 100 countries.

For more information about the 2012 SEMA show, visit www.semashow.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface and Big Flake are trademarks and Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus, Ditzler and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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